New Webinar Wednesday Recording Available

Join us each Wednesday from April 15-June 17 from 1-2:30 PM EDT for a free webinar hosted by CADCA’s youth and adult trainers. Webinars will cover topics including youth and sector engagement, sustainability, best practices during COVID-19 and more!

April 15, 2020 -Complete 
1-2:30 pm EDT     
Adult Trainer: Stephanie Strutner
Updating Your Objectives by Engaging Coalition Sector Members During Social Isolation           
 
During this online session, participants will have the opportunity to identify unique ways to engage coalition members during social isolation as well as generate ideas to make the most of this time and get back to the basics of coalition planning. 
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April 22, 2020 -Complete
1-2:30 pm EDT     
Youth Trainers: Nigel Wrangham and Ananya Pati

You Take the Lead...Social Distancing for Coalitions     
Six feet of separation is a physical distance that does not restrict our ability to communicate from afar. Through innovative strategies, coalitions can take action to ensure our communities are safe… and it starts with you!
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April 29, 2020 -Complete
1-2:30 pm EDT     
Adult Trainers: Dave Shavel and Angela Da Re  
Building Resiliency and Protective Factors During Challenging Times
      
During these challenging times, coalitions can play a key role in ensuring families and communities implement strategies that build resiliency and strengthen attachment and connectedness among youth. Resilience is the ability to thrive, adapt and cope despite tough and stressful times. The presence of caring adults and stable environments are necessary components for a child’s healthy development and for building resilience and protection. Specifically, safe, stable and nurturing relationships between children and their parents or caregivers can act as a buffer against the effects the stresses experienced during this coronavirus pandemic. This webinar provides practical information, hands-on tools and resources that coalitions can share with coalition partners and families in the community. 
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Resource List - Building Resiliency and Protective Factors

May 6, 2020 -Complete
1-2:30 pm EDT     
Youth Trainers: Andrea Marquez, Nigel Wrangham and LaDarrick Smith

Virtual Youth Engagement        
This is a time of great disruption, anxiety and stress for young people in communities across this country and throughout the world.  This webinar, created and delivered by youth and adults in partnership, will focus on the ways youth respond to stress and the ways in which typical risk factors for substance abuse may be showing up differently under our changing conditions.  How does the developing brain adapt to stress?  What do young people need from the adults in their coalitions and communities?  How can young people stay involved in coalition work when meeting in person may not be an option?  Join us for a lively presentation and discussion of these crucial issues facing our young leaders!
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May 13, 2020 -Complete
1-2:30 pm EDT     
Adult Trainer: Dorothy Chaney
Staying Engaged During COVID-19         
 
This session will create a learning community for coalitions to discuss how to identify changing local conditions due to COVID-19, and how coalitions are responding with strategies and messages to support communities. During the webinar, we will explore innovative messages and strategies being implemented by coalitions all over the county, and participants will be encouraged to share what they are doing in their communities.   
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May 20, 2020 -Complete 
1-2:30 pm EDT     
Youth Trainers: Curtis Mark and Alexander Cook

CADCA Youth Challenge           
CADCA Youth Leadership wants to engage youth nationwide during social distancing to create a video that embodies how they are still being change agents during these challenging times.
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May 27, 2020 -Complete 
1-2:30 pm EDT     
Adult Trainer: Dorothy Chaney

Planning Comprehensive Strategies to Address Opioid Misuse Among Older Adult Populations  
This session will explore the issue of opioid use and misuse among older adult populations and discuss ways to assess this issue locally. The webinar will explore how to develop a logic model and strategies using CADCA’s 7 Strategies for Community Change, as well as getting key stakeholders to engage in the work. 
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June 3, 2020 -Complete 
1-2:30 pm EDT     
Adult Trainer: Rick Collins
Virtually Engaging Coalition Staff and Members
             
This session will look at ways to utilize technology to manage coalition staff and engage your coalition members. The session will focus on the use of Zoom, Slack and Trello to manage staff, activities and engage the coalition. 
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June 10, 2020
1-2:30 pm EDT     
Adult Trainer: Kristina Clark

Beyond Correspondence: Maximizing your Media Power           
Your media sector has the potential to greatly increase the impact of your strategies and sustainability.  How can you harness that power? Join this online session to learn how to build effective relationships with the media sector from first time engagement through making an ask for monetary PSA support. 
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June 17, 2020
1-2:30 pm EDT     
Adult Trainer: Stephanie Strutner

Developing Effective Business Strategies to Foster Community Change for the Long Haul 
Coalitions that are sustainable are better-positioned to affect long-term population-level change. Similarly, coalitions that utilize effective business practices are more sustainable. This session will explore simple business principles and give coalitions tools to effectively run their coalition like a business. 
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About CADCA

The mission of CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally.  This is accomplished by providing technical assistance and training, public policy advocacy, media strategies and marketing programs, training and special events.