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.
One of the stories that made national headlines the past couple of years was an attempt by a group of college presidents to reduce the Minimum Legal Drinking Age (MLDA) from 21 to 18. While research has shown that the MLDA saves lives, there are still those who argue that reducing the legal drinking age could result in less alcohol use on college campuses. During CADCA's 20th Annual National Leadership Forum, a researcher with the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) who has studied the impact of the MLDA, will present the latest research on this topic and reasons why the MLDA should remain at 21.
Attention community coalitions: the 2009 CADCA Annual Survey of Coalitions is still open for you to participate! Coalitions that complete the Annual Survey are eligible to win a free CADCA Annual Membership. Don't miss your chance to win this prize and enjoy the many benefits associated with being a CADCA Member.
Sometimes the most difficult part of drug prevention is getting the message to the people who need it the most. That's why the faith community is one of the most important partners a coalition can have. Not only are they well-respected figures in a community, but they can reach people where they are. During the next CADCA-TV broadcast called Keeping the Faith in Drug Prevention, learn how the faith community and coalitions can work together to reduce substance abuse. The show will air Jan. 28, from 1-2 p.m. EST.Issues: Faith-based Programming
To celebrate the organization's unique 20-year history, CADCA will host a 20th Anniversary Gala at its National Leadership Forum next month. During this elegant event, featuring dinner, dancing and entertainment, longtime veterans of the community coalition movement will talk about CADCA's past, present and future. In addition, CADCA will honor attendees who have been present at 10, 15 and 20 CADCA Forums.