PCN 102: Using the Science of the Positive to Frame Data and Messages to Increase Health

january 2024

24jan10:00 am12:00 pmPCN 102: Using the Science of the Positive to Frame Data and Messages to Increase Health10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Event Details

Discover how four essential domains: Spirit, Science, Action, and Return work together to create a synergistic cycle of positive transformation. This introductory session will unpack how these powerful frameworks can uncover the positive that already exists in your community, identify the gaps and misperceptions around healthy norms, and use that information to further build on protective factors, attitudes, and behaviors to increase health and safety.

These frameworks will revolutionize your approach to prevention work by infusing it with hope! Throughout this highly interactive session, you’ll discuss, practice, and reflect on integrating hope and norms into your work to increase engagement, correct misperceptions of norms, and reduce stigma. You’ll learn how the Positive Community Norms approach to prevention can be used to positively transform communities, workplaces, schools, families, and individuals on a wide range of health and safety issues including youth substance use, traffic safety, child maltreatment, suicide, and more. Registration for this training is free.

This training is part one of a two part series. We highly recommend session 2 attendees also attend session 1, or watch recording of session 1 before attending session 2. Register for session 1 here.

Learning Objectives

SPIRIT: Uncover and celebrate the Positive that already exists in yourself, your state, community, and organization.

SCIENCE: Explore the transformational impacts of measuring and correcting misperceptions of norms by promoting The Positives that exist.

ACTION: Practice uncovering The Positives in your data and creating Positive Community Norms messages.

RETURN: Experience the power of promoting Positive Community Norms to increase health and safety.


Sara Thompson, Director of Training and Communications with the Montana Institute

Jason Anderson, Science of the Positive Senior Trainer with the Montana Institute


(Wednesday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm