Resources and Publications

Thank you for attending the training on the Science of the Positive framework on June 19th and 20th, 2017 with Dr. Jeff Linkenbach and Dr. Jason Kilmer. You can download materials related to this event below. 


An Introduction to Positive Community Norms

Dr. Linkenbach authored this overview of the Positive Community Norms framework as an introductory guide to PCN leadership, communication, integration, and reflection.  


Applying the Science of the Positive to Health and Safety

A short introduction that outlines how the Science of the Positive can transform health promotion work.


Essentials for Childhood: Steps to Create Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships and Environments

In 2007, Dr. Linkenbach was invited by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevntion (CDC) to be part of its Knowledge to Action Think Tank on Child Abuse Prevention. The group met quarterly for three years, with the goal of translating the CDC's research on protective factors into actionable strategies.  Significantly, the group was charged with finding ways to promote protective factors from positive perspective. This document summarizes the results of the think tank's work. 


Promoting Positive Community Norms: A Supplement to CDC's Essentials for Childhood

As a result of his involvement in its Knowledge to Action Think Tank on Child Abuse Prevention, the CDC commissioned Dr. Linkenbach to author a supplemental document on promoting positive norms -- one of the four strategies the agency recommends for builing safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children. 


Connecting the SPF and Science of the Positive Frameworks


Using Social Media with Positive Community Norms


Balancing ACES with HOPE


Youth Misperceptions as a Hidden Risk Factor


Effectiveness of Social Norms Media in Preventing Drinking and Driving


Making the Case: Why Prevention Matters

In this whitepaper published by Prevent Child Abuse America, Dr. Linkenbach explains that when cultures of health and safety are transformed in positive ways, one result will be prevention of child abuse and neglect. He describes how the Science of the Positive is an important framework for bringing about this transformation by aligning its core domains of Spirit, Science, and Action.


Slide Handouts for Jason Kilmer's presentations: