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Schedule Youth Leadership

General Information

When is the 2020 Virtual Mid-Year Training Institute?

July 26-30, 2020

Who attends Virtual Mid-Year?

State & Local Coalition Leaders
Prevention Specialists
Substance Use and Misuse & Mental Health Professionals
Law Enforcement
Individuals in Recovery

Justice Personnel
Public Health Professionals
Faith Leaders
Treatment Providers
Military & Their Families

Where can I find the Schedule of Events?

View the full Schedule of Events. Training Session information is available here.


For registration fees, deadlines and instructions, please visit our Virtual Mid-Year Registration page.

What is the age cut-off for a Youth registration?

To qualify for the youth rate, participants must be under 19 years of age as of Thursday, July 30, 2020. Anyone 18 years of age or younger is considered a Youth. Anyone 19 years of age and older must register at the Adult rate.

What is your cancellation policy?

All requests for registration cancellations must be submitted in writing by Monday, July 6, 2020 via e-mail to Cancellation requests received by July 6 will be processed less a $95 administrative fee (per person). Refunds will be processed within 45 days after the meeting. There will be no refunds after July 6. By registering for this training, you agree to this policy.

What is your substitution policy?

One attendee’s name can be substituted for another by emailing both names, and a new registration form for the new attendee to with the subject line SUBSTITUTION.

What does the full registration fee include?

  • Access to all training sessions, July 26-30
  • Access to all session handouts, PowerPoints and other resources through the app and website

Are there scholarships to attend Virtual Mid-Year?

Yes, there were a limited number of scholarships for both Youth and Adults to attend the 2020 Virtual Mid-Year. Scholarships cover the registration fee for the recipient. The application deadline for these scholarships was Friday, April 10, 2020.

Notifications have been sent via email to recipients.

Adult Training 

How is the meeting formatted?

During Virtual Mid-Year, you will get an opportunity to attend a variety of courses to expand your knowledge in prevention science and improve your skills in implementing evidence-based strategies. These in-depth courses are relevant for established emerging coalitions. Monday, courses are 90-minutes in length. Tuesday through Thursday, courses are 2.5 hours in length, with 30-minute breaks between sessions. Course content covers various subject areas and are designed to be interactive.

Youth Training

What is Youth Leadership Initiative?
Building partnerships with diverse stakeholders at the community level is the foundation of the coalition model. To accomplish true sustainability and long-term impact, it is imperative that we empower youth to be catalysts and sustainers of community change. CADCA’s Youth Leadership Training Courses develop the skills of youth in your community and provides them with necessary tools to help your coalition achieve community-level change. Our training empowers young people ages 13-18 years old to take youth-led civic action in their communities. Coalitions across the country are sending their youth through these exciting courses to help them work together more effectively.

Youth Leadership contains two separate courses: the Key Essentials course and the Advanced course. Both courses must be attended by youth and their adult coalition advisor to support the learning process. 

Key Essentials

The Key Essentials Course equips participants with the foundational tools needed to take the first steps in solving their communities’ problems around drugs, juuling, underage drinking, prescription drugs and other social ills using the Strategic Prevention Framework.

Key Essentials esta ofrecida en Español con espacio limitado, por favor contactar para más información sobre como registrar.

Key Essentials is also offered in Spanish and has limited seating, please contact for more information.



The Advanced Course is only open to youth who have completed the Key Essentials Course and are committed to taking their work a step further. This course offers a more in depth look at the Strategic Prevention Framework including: data collection and analysis, advocacy and policy change and transformational leadership through experience learning.

Advanced registrants must submit products prior to attending (DUE MONDAY, JULY 13, 2020): Coalition Community Assessment (with data), Logic Model (with data) and Youth in Action Project. If these products are not received, you will be re-registered for the Key Essentials Course.

Please visit the Youth Leadership Virtual Mid-Year page for more information.

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