Training & Events
Featured Training & Events
Every year, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) releases findings from the Monitoring the Future (MTF) Survey, one of our nation’s most important studies of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American high school and college-age students. Not only are the findings informative, they can be an incredibly powerful tool for community leaders. Learn how to use the MTF findings to amplify your prevention efforts during a webinar co-sponsored by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), NIDA and CADCA on April 30 at 1:30 p.m. EST.
Evaluation is different from any other element to the Strategic Prevention Framework. It is the single area where coalitions will pay for ongoing support typically contracted on a yearly basis. According to CADCA’s 2012 Annual Survey, almost two-thirds of coalitions use a paid evaluator to help them manage their ongoing evaluation efforts. However, it can be challenging trying to understand how an outside paid consultant fits into the coalition structure, what role this consultant should play in the coalition, and how much authority they should have regarding important decisions related to evaluation. To help coalitions navigate these challenges, CADCA will offer a webinar, entitled “Collaborating with Evaluators to Enhance Coalition Skills” on Thursday May 15 at 3 p.m. EDT.
Training for Coalitions
CADCA's National Coalition Institute offers a variety of training opportunities, from two-day regional events to its signature National Coalition Academy, a year-long training that incorporates three week-long classroom sessions, a Web-based distance learning component and an online workstation where participants network and share planning products. Technical assistance is offered free to any community anti-drug coalition.
Conference & Events
CADCA hosts three major events a year. They include the National Leadership Forum, the Mid-Year Training Institute and the Drug-Free Kids Campaign Dinner. The National Leadership Forum and the Mid-Year Training Institute are CADCA's premier training conferences. Both are geared toward community coalition leaders; prevention and treatment professionals; and federal, state and local leaders. The Drug-Free Kids Campaign Dinner is our annual corporate fundraiser, which raises funds for youth-related programs, scholarships and CADCA’s training initiatives to help coalitions effectively prevent substance abuse in their communities. Over 100 corporate, government and community leaders lend their support each year. The campaign culminates with a dinner held in Washington, D.C.