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Unleashing the Power of Prevention To Enhance Well-Being Across the Lifespan

Margaret Kuklinski, Ph.D.

Lecturer: Margaret Kuklinski, Ph.D.

Cost: Free

Release Date: September 1, 2023 
Expiration Date: September 1, 2025 

Hardware/Software Requirements: An internet connection speed of at least 4Mbps and a modern browser

Target Audience

This module is intended for practitioners who care for children, adolescents, and/or young adults and are interested in learning (1) ways to prevent social, behavioral, and mental problems in these populations before they start and (2) research findings related to risk factors and protective factors regarding positive development. Suitable for novice through advanced learners. 

Learner Outcomes

After completing this module, learners should be able to:

  • Name three risk factors that predict problem behavior in children and adolescents and impede positive development and three protective factors that buffer risks and can improve various health outcomes.
  • Describe the three main ways, identified through research, to facilitate the building of positive bonds by young people. 
  • Explain whether evidence-based preventive interventions given in childhood can also have positive effects into the person’s adulthood and across generations. 
  • Describe how to find prevention approaches that have been tested, found to work, and could match the needs of a local community or other target audience. 

Activity Goal

This activity is designed to address the following core and team competencies: Practice-based Learning, Patient-centered Care, Quality Improvement, Value and Ethics for Interprofessional Practice, and Teams and Teamwork.


The accredited provider verifies that sound education principles have been demonstrated in the development of this educational offering as evidenced by the review of its objectives, teaching plan, faculty, and activity evaluation process.  The accredited provider does not endorse or support the actual opinions or material content as presented by the speaker(s) and/or sponsoring organization.


The accredited provider adheres to accreditation requirements regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosure of the planning committee and faculty's commercial relationships will be made known at the activity. Speakers are required to openly disclose any limitations of data and/or any discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentations. All employees and planners in control of content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Margaret R. Kuklinski, Ph.D. - No relevant financial relationships to disclose.