Pathways to Prevention Webinar Series

Translating Child Maltreatment and ACEs Prevention Research into Practice

What is Pathways to Prevention?


The Injury and Violence Prevention Center is partnering with the Kempe Center to connect prevention workers with the latest science on protecting children. 

This program provides free monthly webinars designed for those working in public health organizations, social services, child welfare, and the non-profit sector. These virtual learning experiences feature researchers working on various topics in the primary prevention of child abuse and neglect, as well as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Through these sessions, people working in prevention can learn more about the latest scientific research to apply in their work, while also helping to inform researchers about on-the-ground issues and priorities. This partnership continues the work of the Child Maltreatment National Peer Learning Team that launched in 2017 with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

These webinars are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. MT (10:00 a.m. PT, 1:00 p.m. ET). Webinars will be posted on this page as they are scheduled.

To join our mailing list and ensure you hear about upcoming events, visit the sign-up page and select "Pathways to Prevention."

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Upcoming webinars


Highlighted past webinars


October 2021

Indigenous Connectedness for Child Wellbeing presented by Jessica Saniguq Ullrich, Inupiaq, MSW, PhD of the University of Alaska Anchorage School of Social Work

September 2021

The Empower Action Model: A Framework for the prevention of ACEs through the promotion of equity, resilience, and well-being presented by Aditi Srivastav Bussells, PhD, MPH and Dana Powell, MEd of the Children's Trust of South Carolina

July 2021

Effectiveness of Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience (ACER) and community organizing for preventing youth violence and ACEs presented by Phillip Graham, DrPH, MPH and Anna Yaros, PhD of RTI International, Dana Fields-Johnson, MPA of Prevention Institute, and Jamaal Smith, MPA of the City of Milwaukee

June 2021

Policy strategies for the prevention of multiple forms of violence against children and youth presented by J. Bart Klika, PhD, MSW of Prevent Child Abuse America

May 2021

Strategies for hospital and community collaboration to prevent ACEs: Lessons learned from Houston presented by Christopher Greeley, MD, and Nancy Correa, MPH, Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine


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