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Trainings and Events

Nurturing Healthier Kids Through Prevention – A Symposium (3/22/17)

David Hawkins, Ph.D.  –  Communities That Care Co-Developer

Dr. Hawkins has studied the origin and prevention of problem behaviors among children and adolescents for more than 30 years. He is internationally known for his research on the Social Development Strategy which identifies risk and protective factors for health and behavior problems in youth across multiple domains. Dr. Hawkins is Endowed Professor of Prevention at the University of Washington, School of Social Work and was the founding director of the Social Development Research Group.

Dr. Hawkins shared his knowledge and research along with two distinguished panels including:

  • Key system leaders impacting child well-being, and
  • Service providers operating evidence-based prevention programs.

Click the following links for Communities that Care presentation and Prevention presentation


This event was sponsored by:  Saint Louis Mental Health Board, St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund, Office of the Mayor City of St. Louis, Office of the St. Louis County Executive, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, and Ready By 21 St. Louis