Society for Prevention Research (SPR)

The Society for Prevention Research is an organization dedicated to advancing scientific investigation on the etiology and prevention of social, physical and mental health, and academic problems and on the translation of that information to promote health and well-being.

The multi-disciplinary membership of SPR is international and includes scientists, practitioners, advocates, administrators, and policy makers who value the conduct and dissemination of prevention science worldwide.

Society for Prevention Research Annual Meeting

Washington, DC, United States,

The Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 28th Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, DC, May 26 – May 29, 2020.

The theme for this year's event is “Why Context Matters: Towards a Place-Based Prevention Science.”

Calling for Volunteers for SPR Committees!

The Society for Prevention Research offers various opportunities for our members to help advance the mission and the strategic plan of the Society by getting involved in our committees. SPR is now in the process of convening our committees for the 2019-2020 term. The majority of committee work is handled through monthly conference calls. Committee members then volunteer to work on specific projects to advance the goals and objectives of each committee. The chair of

Advocating for Prevention Science Twitter Chat

Twitter Chat ,

In today's world, advocating for effective approaches to prevention is imperative!

Join SPR on April 25, 2019, for the #PreventionSciencechat with prevention scientists from around the country about how to be the best advocate for prevention science research.

Share successes and challenges, and walk away with more connections and resources to share the vital work being done in the field!

Call for Applications for the SPR Sloboda and Bukoski Cup

Significant advances in prevention science are often due to a team of individuals working closely together across many years. In recognition of the importance of the collaborative process to the field, the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) will sponsor a friendly competition amongst teams of early career researchers for the honour of bringing home the Sloboda and Bukoski SPR Cup. The competition will take place during the annual SPR meeting, on May 28 through May

SPR 2019 Awards Nominations

The Society for Prevention Research are now accepting nominations for their 2019 Awards . The deadline for nominations is Thursday, February 28, 2019. The 11 different awards are designed to recognize excellence in the areas consistent with SPR’s mission: The Society for Prevention Research is an organization dedicated to advancing scientific investigation on the etiology and prevention of social, physical and mental health, and academic problems and on the translation of that information to promote

Graduate Programmes in Prevention Science

The Society for Prevention Research has compiled a list of Prevention Science graduate programmes. The list includes programmes that have all or most of the elements of a Prevention Science curriculum, including: Prevention Science Fundamentals: Prevention paradigms, school, family, and community-based programmes, Type II translational research, community systems and frameworks for prevention; programme planning, implementation, development, and evaluation; risk and resilience frameworks; Developmental Theory: Individual development in context, lifespan development, family development; Developmental Methods: Methods