- Coalition Ideas Exchange: Photovoice - Community Safety, Health and Wellness by CADCA National Coalition Institute
In this new podcast series highlighting featured coalitions from CADCA's new resource, the Coalition Ideas Exchange, the Everett Community Health Partnership Substance Abuse Coalition describes how they empowered community youth using Photovoice, a combination of photography and grassroots social action.
By Benjamin Tucker, Deputy Director for State, Local and Tribal Affairs, National Drug Control Policy
The start of spring means the arrival of prom and graduation season for many teens across the country. It’s an exciting time, filled with end-of-year accomplishments and special moments to celebrate. It is also a time of increased pressure for teens to fall under the influence of drugs, alcohol, and other risky behaviors.
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- May 24, 2008
We're all trying to raise a drug-free generation and spread prevention messages effectively. To do so, we need access to many kids at once. One great place to have this kind of access is a school. But as many coalitions have found out, getting inside a school isn't always easy. Coalitions and schools don't always work so well together and it's often difficult for the two sides to realize what frightens the other.
- Apr 30, 2008
Have you been to a town hall meeting like this: Participants dutifully arrive; the 'experts' sit at the front of the room and share their knowledge and opinions and answer a few questions from the audience, the meeting ends and everyone goes home? Citizens attend, but have little opportunity to participate. We often depend on the 'experts' telling the community. But, what if we turned it around?
- Apr 14, 2008
CADCA's National Coalition Institute released the first in a new series of publications, Beyond the Basics, last week and the response has been overwhelming. The Coalition Impact: Environmental Prevention Strategies resonates with community anti-drug coalitions because it addresses the day-to-day work of trying to create safer and healthier communities.
- Mar 21, 2008
We've all heard about the dangers clandestine methamphetamine labs pose to first responders and law enforcement, but what about the hazards to the children who live there? What happens to them? Whether the adults inside were making meth or just using it, the children are exposed. What responsibility does a law enforcement officer have to ensure the kids are safe? Drug use of any kind endangers these children.
- Mar 13, 2008
We have two pieces of great news on the new/social media front today:
- We posted great new videos on our three Got Outcomes! Coalition of the Year Awards winners, on YouTube and
- We announced a new three-part Webinar series on social media and coalitions which starts on Thursday, April 17.