Thank You for an Amazing National Leadership Forum!

The Forum 2020 recap video is now available!

CADCA’s 30th Annual National Leadership Forum was the largest training event in CADCA’s history! With more than 3,300 attendees, including more than 500 youth, the event brought together a record number of change agents, working together on strategies to help transform their communities. There were over 100 adult and youth training sessions that made Forum the nation’s most comprehensive and sophisticated event focused on primary prevention and the CADCA Model for Community Change. Our coalitions are now back home to lead the movement across the country, and the world, on sharing and educating communities about the importance of preventing substance use and misuse. Featured speakers at Forum included Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Jim Carroll, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and more of the nation’s leading experts on substance use and misuse prevention.

Highlights from the week included our first ever Intertribal Exhibition, honoring the work of prevention advocates in Native and Tribal communities. In addition, CADCA hosted an action-packed Capitol Hill Day, including a Rally on the front lawn of the Capitol with speeches from Senators and Representatives on the value gained from the work of community coalitions. Attendees at this record-setting National Leadership Forum had a great time experiencing Washington, D.C. and learned skills and strategies that will impact their communities for years to come! Visit CADCA's YouTube channel to access additional Forum videos.

Featured speakers in order from left to right: Alex Berenson, Winner of the Edgar Award and #1 New York Times Best Selling Author of "Tell Your Children – The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence,Laura Monteverdi, National Newsmaker Awardee, Emmy and Murrow-awarded Anchor and Multimedia Journalist at THV11 in Little Rock, Arkansas, Dr. Bertha Madras, Professor of Psychobiology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Delainey Allen, Outstanding Youth Leader Awardee, Action for the Betterment of the Community, Arthur T. Dean, Major General, U.S. Army, Retired, Chairman and CEO, CADCA, Dr. Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Jim Carroll, Director, White House Office of National Drug Policy, Gregory Puckett, Board Member, CADCA, County Commissioner, Mercer County, West Virginia, Executive Director, Community Connections, Inc., Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN/5th), Congressman Bill Johnson (R-OH/6th) and Congressman David Trone (D-MD/6th)

Your #CADCAForum Feedback Matters

Please share your overall thoughts in the Forum 2020 Overall Feedback Survey. Your input is greatly valued and will be used to improve future Forums and training events.

Need a certificate of attendance for Forum? Those who complete the Forum 2020 Overall Feedback Survey will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion.

Please contact Karolina Deuth for questions on the overall survey or session evaluations.

Mid-Year Training Institute Save the Date

Mark your calendars for the 2020 Mid-Year Training Institute (MYTI)! The MYTI website, which will provide event details, registration information, etc., will launch later this month.



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.