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A Prevention Planning Journey: Lessons Learned from San Diego



This training was originally presented on

August 24, 2022


*Training certificates are only available following live trainings or completion of self-paced courses. A certificate will not be provided for review of these materials.





This peer-sharing workshop will highlight San Diego’s prevention journey, including their efforts and plan to center equity, inclusion and lived experience in the work; increase and improve cross-sector partner engagement; improve access and utilization of services; and increase capacity for service delivery best practices and early childhood mental health consultation. Areas of focus will include San Diego’s Community Information Exchange (CIE) and considerations and strategies for community involvement. This workshop will include lots of interaction, including exchange of success factors, lessons learned and fails forwards, as well as ample time for questions.


This session will serve as a case study to:

  • Review San Diego County’s prevention journey
  • Outline strategies utilized by San Diego County to improve cross-sector partner engagement and increase capacity for service delivery
  • Discuss strategies for increased community involvement
  • Explore best practices for centering equity, inclusion and lived experience in prevention work


Who should attend: All staff of family resource centers (FRCs), child abuse prevention councils (CAPCs), and other child and family-serving organizations.






Aimee Zeitz has over twenty years of experience in non-profit leadership, built on a foundation of strategic partnerships and authentic collaboration. In 2017, she joined the YMCA Childcare Resource Service, a social services branch of the YMCA of San Diego County. She currently serves as the Director of Strategic Advancement, supporting programs across the agency in providing comprehensive, family-centered services, building out the YMCA “Community Connection Hub” model and overseeing multiple early childhood mental health programs. She also serves as the Project Director for Partners in Prevention, a local collaborative effort to increase child and family wellbeing and prevent child abuse and neglect. Aimee attended Smith College, earning her BA in Anthropology, followed by her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from San Diego State University.




Director of Strategic Advancement and Project Director, Partners in Prevention

YMCA San Diego