Monday, April 3, 2017
12:00PM - 1:15PM
Colorado State Capitol
200 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Senate Committee Room 357
The Spectrum of Prevention is a systematic tool that promotes a multifaceted range of activities for effective prevention. Originally developed by Larry Cohen while working as Director of Prevention Programs at the Contra Costa County Health Department, the Spectrum is based on the work of Marshall Swift in treating developmental disabilities. It has been used nationally in prevention initiatives targeting traffic safety, violence prevention, injury prevention, nutrition, and fitness.
The Spectrum identifies multiple levels of intervention and helps people move beyond the perception that prevention is merely education. The Spectrum is a framework for a more comprehensive understanding of prevention that includes six levels for strategy development. These levels are complementary and when used together produce a synergy that results in greater effectiveness than would be possible by implementing any single activity or linear initiative. At each level, the most important activities related to prevention objectives should be identified. As these activities are identified they will lead to interrelated actions at other levels of the Spectrum. Visit preventioninstitute.org for more information about the Spectrum of Prevention.
Spectrum of Prevention Overview
Kendra Dunn, Office of Early Childhood, CDHS
Strengthening Individual Knowledge & Skills
Lisa Hill, Invest In Kids
Educating Providers and Promoting Community Education
Jade Woodard, Illuminate Colorado
Fostering Coalitions & Networks
Mark Kling, Family Resource Center Association
Influencing Policy & Legislation and Changing Organizational Practices
Giorgi Venetis, Essentials for Childhood
Click links below to access presentation materials:
Spectrum of Prevention
Child Abuse Prevention Panel Presentation