Applications are now being accepted for the 2010 MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Awards. Awards will be presented to recognize, sustain and share the work of partnerships between community groups and police that promote neighborhood safety and revitalization.
Funding for the 2010 Drug Free Communities program is now available. The 2010 DFC Request for Applications (RFA) is available online. ONDCP expects to award approximately $18.75 million for 150 new competing grants to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth. The deadline for applying is Friday, March 19, 2010.
With the escalating rates of prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medicine abuse affecting communities nationwide, this issue will be one of the featured topics at CADCA's National Leadership Forum next month. Several workshops will address everything from prescription take back programs to media campaigns to raise awareness of over-the-counter cough medicine abuse.Issues: Cough Medicine Abuse
The New York Times reported that the L.A. City Council approved an ordinance on Tuesday that would shut down 80 percent of the city's medical marijuana dispensaries because of problems they've had with their dispensaries.
The Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools will hold a webinar next week to discuss grant opportunities that will be available in 2010. The webinar will take place on Tues., Feb. 2nd, from 2 to 3 p.m., EST.
Despite the research on the negative effects of alcohol use on young people, many parents still believe that teen drinking is a right of passage. Many take the approach of trying to teach responsible drinking by letting their teenagers have alcohol at home. However, a new study published in the latest issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, shows that this approach is ineffective.Issues: Underage drinking
This is the third in a series of articles focusing on the young adults participating in the CADCA National Coalition Institute's Ambassador Program, a workforce development initiative. This week, we highlight Juliana Langille, from Brockton Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol in Brockton, Mass.
Data from the Partnership for a Drug-Free America indicate that one in 10 teens reports having abused OTC cough medicines to get high, and 28 percent know someone who has tried it.Issues: Cough Medicine Abuse
CADCA is thrilled to announce that Adolfo Carrion, the first White House Director of Urban Affairs, will speak about President Obama's key initiatives to assist urban communities at CADCA's 20th Anniversary National Leadership Forum. Carrion will present at a Forum Pre-conference session, "The Inside Track", on Monday, Feb. 8, 2010.
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), announced that the 2010 DFC Request for Applications (RFA) is now available.