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


April 2022

Preventing Digital Harms in Childhood: A Global Policy Update presented by Warren Binford, JD of University of Colorado

March 2022

Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences presented by Robert Sege, PhD, MD of Tufts Medical Center

February 2022

Racism, Racist Inequities and the Child Welfare System: Implications for Prevention presented by Alan Dettlaff, PhD of University of Houston

January 2022

Heed Neglect, Disrupt Child Maltreatment presented by Lindsey Bullinger, PhD of Georgia Tech

December 2021

Building a Trauma-Informed Community: The San Antonio Experience presented by Colleen Bridger, PhD, MPH, of Colleen Bridger Consulting

November 2021

Substance Use Among Pregnant and Parenting People: Research and Interventions to Promote Wellbeing presented by Anna Austin, PhD, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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


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