The purpose of this webinar is to present some of the national tobacco control partners featured in the “Helpful Resources” section of CADCA’s publication Strategizer 56: Creating Healthy, Tobacco-Free Environments. These organizations have maintained a solid commitment to reducing the harmful effects of tobacco use and have a library of unique strategies and resources to share with local community coalitions. With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, CADCA is proud to introduce our coalitions to some of CADCA’s leading national partners in tobacco-free living and honored to make new connections that will build stronger coalitions. Join us as we expand partners, advancing our mutual goal of improving public health by reducing tobacco use.
This webinar will focus on designing and facilitating meetings that matter. The webinar will offer tools you can begin using immediately to turn your coalition meetings from turkey sandwich reporting sessions to action oriented, dynamic interactions between members that move the coalition to outcomes.
This webinar will outline new research on trends in and consequences of underage drinking as well as interventions to prevent and reduce underage drinking that have emerged since the 2007 Call to Action. The course will explore recent trends in injury deaths linked to underage drinking, binge drinking and driving under the influence, effects of underage drinking on the developing brain, blackouts, and academic performance. It will also examine research on interventions that are individually-oriented, policy/environmental, and community-based interventions.
In 2009, CADCA’s National Coalition Institute launched the Ambassador Program to address an identified gap in the number of young adult coalition leaders serving economically challenged communities. With the aim of building a strong, well-trained cadre of prevention professionals in the coalition field, this two-year long workforce development initiative offers extensive, NO COST training and personalized technical assistance to participants. During this session participants will be provided with an overview of the Ambassador program, its eligibility requirements and the specific roles and responsibilitiers of program participants.
Enagaging and working with youth in a community is an important component of a successful coalition. Fostering strong partnerships with youth not only allows them to develop professionally as community change agents, but also allows a coalition to tap into the most active minds and personalities in a community. This workshop will provide an overview of the benefits to and pathways for youth engagement in community change through strong youth/adult partnerships. Effective strategies to promote and support meaningful involvement of youth in community problem solving will also be explored.
Getting Good Data: Working with Schools to Implement a Quality Student Survey
Thursday, Feb. 17
3:00-4:30 p.m. EST
The purpose of this Webinar is to enhance coalitions’ ability to work with schools to implement a valid student survey that collects not just data on the prevalence of youth drug use in the community but other important data on the root causes and local conditions contributing to substance abuse locally (e.g., access and availability of substance abuse, sources of alcohol, etc.).
While fewer youth and adults smoke tobacco today then a decade ago, national data shows that those declines are leveling off. Join Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) and the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) for this free webinar, which will explore ways to prevent tobacco use and to help people quit smoking.
Navigating the Fiscal Agent Relationship
Thursday, Feb. 3
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. EST
Many community coalitions are not legal entities and, thus, must utilize an outside agency as their fiscal agent or grantee for federal grant funding applications. This is especially applicable to community coalitions applying for Drug Free Communities Support Program (DFC) funding and many of the current DFC grantees.
While fewer youth and adults smoke tobacco today then a decade ago, national data shows that those declines are leveling off. Join Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) and the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) for this free webinar, which will explore ways to prevent tobacco use, the impact tobacco use has on the community and on families, and ways to help people quit smoking.
This webinar was the sixth and final session in the 2010 Social Media Webinar Series hosted by CADCA's National Coalition Institute. Coalitions develop all kinds of campaigns, e.g., social marketing, awareness, advocacy and fund raising. During this one and a half hour session, we looked at how your coalition can integrate social media into your coalition's campaigns. The session includes several great coalition examples from Danvers Cares in Danvers, Mass., and Portland Prevention, in Portland, Maine.
Now that social media and social media marketing are becoming a mainstay of coalition communications how do we know what’s working, not working and where to adjust? Thankfully there are a variety of low- and no-cost tools to help us answer these questions more precisely than we’ve been able to do previously. The morning workshop will take you on a journey of the concepts, models and tools used to measure and track social media and offer a social media and community framework as a guide.
Social Media 101 served as a stepping stone into what social media is and how to use different platforms and tools to engage audiences. This was the first in a series of six monthly webinars on social media for community coalitions.
We’ve all heard the adage that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” If that’s true, your coalition can speak volumes through photo- and video-sharing websites. This webinar will focus on the basics of photo and video sharing, looking at sites including YouTube, Flickr and PhotoBucket. It will incorporate ways to utilize these social media tools to enhance how you tell your coalition’s story, illustrate areas of the community that need improvement and help create the vision of what your community can become.
Social Networking: Act Local, Listen Global explored three of today’s most popular social networking sites—Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter—and the implications of using global networks to reach coalition members, stakeholders, partners and funders and the community at large.
Members of the CADCA Institute team will explore the many training opportunities and resources available to support coalitions. This session is particularly beneficial to new DFC grantees and coalitions looking to become more familiar with the CADCA Institute’s training and resources.