CADCA Youth Leadership Initiative Program

 

Youth are an essential part of the coalition building process. Youth bring critical insight to what they are facing every day in their communities. CADCA’s mission is to build the capacity of community coalitions and one of the ways CADCA accomplishes its mission is through the development of youth leaders.

CADCA has witnessed youth leaders accomplishing great things in their communities. Youth leaders have changed local parks from risky places to go to clean family-friendly environments. Youth have changed local ordinances and testified at state hearings on powdered alcohol regulation. That is why CADCA has designed a new Youth Leadership Summit to meet the needs of developing youth leaders.

The Youth Leadership Summit offers singular interactive training sessions targeted to young coalition leaders who are looking to be more engaged in their coalitions. The Youth Leadership Summit brings experts from the field and other youth leaders to train youth on personal and professional prevention development skills.

There are over 20 training sessions designed for the youth coalition leader, including:

  • Alcohol 101: The Sober Truth
  • Strategic Prevention Framework Part 1-3
  • Public Speaking: Let Your Voice Be Heard
  • Let's Talk About Suicide & Prevention
  • Cultural Humility & Competence
  • Leadership:  Bringing your ‘A’ Game
  • The Naked Truth About Marijuana
  • Lets Break the Ice: How Much Does a Polar Bear Weigh?
  • Juul in School Ain’t Cool: Policy Options for E-Cigarettes
  • O-T-C Medicine Safety: Peer-to-Peer Curriculum Training
  • How to be Anyone’s Friend Without Changing Who You Are

 

 

Youth training sessions will be conducted by CADCA’s Youth Leaders, CADCA staff, coalition leaders, and invited federal partners: ONDCP, NIDA, DEA, and FDA.

Youth Schedule

Monday

7:30 —9 pm

Youth Meet & Greet

Woodrow Wilson A

 

Tuesday

1:45 pm- 2:20 pm

Presenter: Ms. Cathleen R. Drew, Senior Prevention Program Manager, Drug Enforcement Administration

Organization: DEA (Federal Partner)

Title: Operation Prevention

Description: Operation Prevention is a joint initiative by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Discovery Education to educate elementary, middle, and high school students about the impacts of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use, and kick-start lifesaving conversations in the home and classroom. Participants will learn how to use the resources associated with this free opioid prevention program.

Room: Woodrow Wilson D

 

1:45 pm- 3:00 pm:

Presenter: Rachel Larkin, MA, MSW, LCSW

Organization: EveryMind

Title: Suicide Prevention: How You Can Help Prevent Suicide in Your Community

Description: Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for people ages 15-24, and the discussion about it is often associated with fear and stigma. Young people can make a big difference in their communities by learning about the different ways to start a positive conversation on this topic and make an impact.

Room: Woodrow Wilson C

 

1:45 pm- 3:00 pm:

Presenter: Nigel Wrangham, CADC II, CPS

Organization: CADCA Trainer

Title: Thinking and Acting Strategically with Coalitions

Description: Let’s face it: We’re up against a lot of powerful forces as we do community anti-drug

coalition work. The alcohol and tobacco industries, the nationwide rise of legalized marijuana,

and community indifference or tolerance toward substance abuse; these are all real and they’re not going away any time soon. Therefore, we have to make every decision, plan every project, and use every resource with the aim of winning. It’s time for youth to not just use their power to play the prevention game better, but to change the game itself. In this interactive workshop, we’ll learn what strategic really means, and how to incorporate strategic, winning-based thinking into every activity within our coalitions, from how we run meetings, to whom we work with, to what specific actions we take in our communities. Come and learn how to take winning to the next level.

Room: Annapolis 1

 

1:45 pm- 3:00 pm:

Presenter: Andrea Marquez

Organization: CADCA Trainer

Title: Key Essentials Express Strategic Prevention Framework Part 1: Intro and Community Assessment

Description: Are you new to coalition work and looking to be more involved in your

communities? This series of training sessions will help cover the fundamentals of CADCA's Youth Leadership Key Essentials course. In Part One, attendees will learn about the Strategic Prevention Framework and how coalitions can use it to work faster and smarter. Participants will also have the chance to work on developing a community assessment for their coalition.

Room: Annapolis 2

 

1:45 pm- 3:00 pm:

Presenter: Alexander Cook

Organization: CADCA Trainer

Title: Sustainability: How to Make Your Impact Last

Description: How do you start a conversation? Want to learn how to approach anyone and begin a

conversation, or walk into any room with the confidence that people will be glad to see you? As is true in so many areas of life, successful prevention requires collaboration and strong networks, and knowing how to start these relationships is often the missing piece to success. This workshop helps to identify those simple yet powerful techniques and ideologies of communication that make people interesting and confident.  

Room: Annapolis 3

 

1:45 pm- 3:00 pm:

Presenter: Yvonne Stroman

Organization: CADCA Trainer

Title: Alcohol 101: The Sober Truth

Description: Alcohol is the most abused drug in the United States. It is the number one drug used by

youth between the ages of 12 – 18 years. Participants will learn about general information

regarding alcohol, the misconceptions associated with its use, and its impact on individuals and communities. This workshop will also provide evidence-based strategies youth and coalitions can implement to promote community awareness with the goal to create population level change.

Room: Woodrow Wilson B

 

2:25 pm- 3:00 pm

Presenter: Curtis Mark + Fatima Rashid

Organization: CADCA Trainers

Title: Public Speaking: Let Your Voice Be Heard

Description: This session is designed for young advocates who want to strengthen their involvement in prevention by using their voices. It teaches leaders to use their voice to address their concerns about problematic issues within their community and provides them with the tools needed to own their voice. 

Room: Woodrow Wilson D

 

 

3:30 pm- 4:45 pm:

Presenter: Yvonne Stroman

Organization: CADCA Trainer 

Title: Becoming Culturally Competent; Embracing Cultural Humility

Description: Proactive youth leadership and development involves youth raising their self-awareness, increasing their knowledge, and working with others. A culturally competent youth examines his/her beliefs, ideas, and perceptions about individuals and groups with the intent to raise their level of consciousness. This workshop will provide a definition of cultural competency, as well as encourage group discussion related to cultural diversity and cultural humility.

Room: Woodrow Wilson B

 

3:30 pm- 4:45 pm

Presenter: General Barrye L. Price, Ph.D.

Organization: CADCA Staff

Title: Leadership: Bringing your ‘A’ Game

Description: This session will guide the participant through the components of becoming a great

leader. It will examine both the foundational tenets of leadership and the aspirational goals that leaders must have to lead in a complex and ever-changing world.

Room: Woodrow Wilson C

 

3:30 pm- 4:45 pm

Presenter: Andrea Marquez

Organization: CADCA Trainer

Title: Advocacy and Policy Change

Description: Lets proclaim that you are already the change you wish to see in the world. It is now time

for us to teach you how to find the power in your voice. This session on advocacy and policy will show you how you can improve your public speaking skills, educate your legislators, create policies and change policies. Through this training, you will find the power your voice truly has and be motivated to make change in your community.

Room: Annapolis 1

 

3:30 pm- 4:45 pm

Presenter: Melanee Piskai

Organization: CADCA Trainer

Title: Key Essentials Express Strategic Prevention Framework Part 2: Logic Model

Description: In this session, participants will continue their training from part one of the Strategic

Prevention Framework and begin to develop a logic model. This training session will

introduce the logic model, describe how to conduct a problem analysis, and provide an overview of risk factors and local conditions. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own logic models based on the previous session's community assessment.

Room: Annapolis 2

 

3:30 pm- 4:45 pm

Presenter: Alexander Cook

Organization: CADCA Trainer

Title: How to Be Anyone's Friend Without Changing Who You Are

Description: What if you had a super power that made everyone love talking to you? Turns out you don't need a superpower, you just need to employ a few misunderstood tactics that anyone can do. This training gives you those simple tactics and shows you how to put them into action today!

Room: Annapolis 3

 

3:30 pm- 4:45 pm

Presenter: Dale Quigley + Sue Thau

Organization: The National Marijuana Initiative & CADCA Staff

Title: Marijuana- The Current State of Affairs

Description: This session will examine the emerging impacts to public health and safety once marijuana is legalized, using validated data and science as discussion tools. Attendees will be provided the facts needed to accurately convey clear and consistent messages to their stakeholders when responding to questions concerning the legalization of marijuana.

Room: Woodrow Wilson D

 

Wednesday: Capitol Hill Day

 

Thursday

9:00 am- 9:35 am

Presenter: Keith Poulsen

Organization: CADCA Staff

Title: Finance Management Within A Coalition

Description: This session is recommended for presidents, youth coalition treasurers, and those

interested in pursuing a career in the realm of non-profits. Our chief financial officer will help clarify and touch on the basics of coalition finances. Participants will have the opportunity to develop a mock board of directors with standard policies to ensure proper governance of a fictional non-profit organization.  

Room: Annapolis 1

 

9:00 am- 10:15 am

Presenter: Andrea Marquez

Organization: CADCA Trainer

Title: Advocacy and Policy Change

Description: Lets proclaim that you are already the change you wish to see in the world. It is now time

for us to teach you how to find the power in your voice. This session on Advocacy and Policy will

show you how you can improve your public speaking skills, educate your legislators, create

policies and change policies. Through this training, you will find the power your voice truly has,

and be motivated to make change in your community.

Room: Woodrow Wilson D

 

9:00 am- 10:15 am

Presenter: Alexander Cook

Organization: CADCA Trainer

Title: Key Essentials Express Strategic Prevention Framework Part 3: Interventions & Action Planning

Description: In this session young leaders will have the opportunity to create their own interventions to address the substance misuse problems that they have identified in their communities. After developing their strategies, they will get started on their Youth in Action plans, which will help them to plan out who will do what, by when leaving them with a road map for taking action for community change.

Room: Annapolis 2

 

9:00 am- 10:15 am

Presenter: Curtis Mark + Fatima Rashid

Organization: CADCA Trainers

Title: Public Speaking: Let Your Voice Be Heard

Description: This session is designed for young advocates who want to strengthen their involvement in prevention by using their voices. It allows leaders to use their voice to address their concerns about problematic issues within their community and provides them with the tools needed to own their voice. 

Room: Annapolis 3

 

9:40 am- 10:15 am

Presenter: Yvonne Stroman + Melanee Piskai

Organization: CADCA Trainers
Title: The Culture of Team Building: Because there is no “I” in Team

Description: Great leadership involves the capacity to work with others in an effort to achieve a common goal. The main goals of team-building are to improve productivity and motivation as well as encourage teamwork. This interactive workshop will encourage youth to participate in various team building activities with the opportunity to explore the value and timing of team building exercises that promote communication, collaboration and fun.

Room: Woodrow Wilson C

 

10:45 am -12:00 pm

Presenter: Alissa Volchko and Andrea Marquez

Organization: CADCA Staff

Title: How Much Does a Polar Bear Weigh?

Description: Enough to break the ice! Learn what makes an effective ice breaker for your coalition

meetings and how to put on different yet fun ice breakers. Ice breakers are a great way to get to know others and also a fun way to kick off meetings.

  • Woodrow Wilson B

 

10:45 am -12:00 pm  *(YOUTH-ADULT CROSS TRAINING)

Presenter: Mike Freiberg: Senior Staff Attorney

Organization: Tobacco Control Legal Consortium at the Public Health Law Center

Title: Juul in School Ain’t Cool: Policy Options for E-Cigarettes

Description: E-cigarette use has grown exponentially in the last five years, and more young people now

use e-cigarettes than conventional cigarettes. This session will describe public health risks posed by e-cigarettes, explain the current regulatory landscape for these products, highlight potential options to regulate them, and explain the important role coalitions can play in policy change.

Room: *Potomac Ballroom C

 

10:45 am -12:00 pm

Presenter: Nigel Wrangham, CADC II, CPS

Organization: CADCA Trainer

Title: Communication Skills – Public Communication

Description: Lights, camera, help!  Sometimes it can feel overwhelming to be in front of the spotlight,

communicating with the public about your community coalition work through the media or to large groups. But we need youth as our spokespeople – we need you. Young people can often be the most effective, authentic, and impactful voices in our communities, especially once you master a few simple tools for getting your message out there. In this interactive workshop, we will learn and practice ways to craft and frame messages, present with confidence and authority, and have fun doing it. You can be your coalition’s most powerful voice!

Room: Woodrow Wilson D

 

10:45 am -12:00 pm

Presenter: Alexander Cook

Organization: CADCA Trainer

Title: Networking: How to Approach Any Conversation with Confidence

Description: What if you had a super power that made everyone love talking to you? Turns out you don't need a superpower, you just need to employ a few misunderstood tactics that anyone can do. This training gives you those simple tactics and shows you how to put them into action today!

Room: Annapolis 3

 

10:45 am -12:00 pm

Presenter: Melanee Piskai

Organization: CADCA Trainer

Title: O-T-C Medicine Safety: Peer-to-Peer Curriculum Training

Description: This training is an evidence-based program with proven results to increase children's knowledge about responsible over the counter (OTC) medicine use. This training helps to promote OTC medicine safety in communities and schools through coalitions.

Room: Annapolis 4

 

 

Thursday February 7, 2019

2:45 pm – 4 pm

Closing Ceremonies

PRESENTERS: CADCA Youth Trainers

ROOM: Woodrow Wilson A

Join us for our final session of the week! Connect with us about what you’ve learned, who you’ve met, and what’s next for you and your communities. And, finally, participate in a final team activity to wrap up the week.