Utilizing the SPF to Sustain Change

Utilizing the SPF to Sustain Change

Explore common challenges facing Youth-Led prevention groups and explore how the strategic prevention framework (SPF) can be used to address these challenges. We will also engage in discussion on effective community change through the lens of cultural humility.

  1. Participants can recognize and identify how to apply the cultural competency and sustainability portions of the SPF.
  2. Participants can assess potential stumbling blocks that their YLP might encounter through the sharing of experiences.
  3. Participants will be able to apply the activities presented and share them with their local coalition/YLP.


Karen Lackey, MSSA, LISW-S

Karen Lackey

Karen is an Independently Licensed Social Worker with 30+ years in professional practice. She completed her graduate degree in Non-Profit Management from Case Western Reserve University in 1989 and has worked in multiple service sectors including prevention education, mental health treatment, youth residential services and juvenile justice. Karen is also trained in Youth Led Programs by the Ohio Youth Led Prevention Network, Adult Allies Learning Community. Karen is currently the Community Prevention Services Director for Educational Service Center of the Western Reserve, where she has served for over 20 years.

Mollie Stevens, OCPS

Mollie Stevens

The founder and CEO of Impact Prevention in South Point, OH. Much of her work throughout her 30+ year career has focused on improving the health and wellness of the people of Appalachia through evidence-based prevention strategies. Mollie has a special place in her heart for helping young people find their voice and empowering them to make a difference in their communities. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, painting, and spending time with her grandchildren, who call her “Mimi.”

Haley Shamblin, OCPSA

Haley Shamblin

She has a bachelor’s degree in Multi-age Intervention Specialist and four years of experience as a special educator in the public school systems. As a teen Haley was very involved in prevention programs. In 2016, she made the decision to leave teaching and join her mentor and now colleague, Mollie Stevens, at Impact Prevention. She knew the difference that being involved in youth-led prevention made in her life and wanted to pass that on to more youth in her region. She enjoys working with youth of all ages and loves seeing the empowerment that youth-led prevention gives. Haley also enjoys spending time with her children, playing games and being outdoors.