Partnering Prevention and Purple Star Schools

June 20, 2023

Episode 276

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Sarah Flowers and Steve Cambron discuss how Kentucky took a data-driven approach and joined Prevention efforts with Purple Star designation to go above and beyond creating a supportive environment for military-connected kids.

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Show Notes:

Don’t miss Sarah’s Distinguished Lecture session at the Global Training Summit, Building Capacity to Serve Military-Connected Youth, Tuesday, July 25,2023.



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Purple Star USA National Conference

Thursday, October 26, 2023

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


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Sarah Flowers, CPS, Military Family Resiliency Specialist for Seven County Services, Inc., works with local, state, and national agencies and community organizations to develop and coordinate evidence-based strategies to increase resilience within military families. She provides training and consultation to Kentucky’s prevention network on capacity building, community engagement, and best practices working with military families.


Steve Cambron, CPS, Kentucky SMVF Prevention Services Director for the Kentucky Department of Behavioral Health, has worked in the field of Prevention for twenty-two years and specializes in training community prevention coalitions to develop strategic plans based on SAMSHA planning model the Strategic Prevention Framework. (SPF) He is currently the Project Director for Kentucky’s Purple Star Award Program and has served as Project Coordinator for three SAMSHA grants.

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