CADCA’s Webinar Wednesday Series

This free monthly webinar event will be hosted by several CADCA trainers, covering topics ranging from sector engagement to sustainability, and more!

Upcoming Webinars

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Completed Webinars

December 6, 2023
Effective Coalition Leadership

What is “effective leadership”? How do I lead coalition members who are mostly volunteers? And another thing, how do I lead comprehensive strategies across an entire community? Yeah, that’s a tall order and several of us have sat in a corner trying to figure it all out. This interactive session will cover the transformational leadership model and how it can be used to inspire community partners. It will also coach community change practices to coalition members. Finally, participants will be placed in groups to discuss how they would apply the leadership model to their work context and community. And hopefully we’ll spend less time in our corners.

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October 25, 2023
ABCs of Effective Advocacy

Sue Thau, a veteran in the field of policy and advocacy will discuss how to effectively advocate for substance use prevention. She will use the FRAME and power analysis, cover the “do’s and don’ts” of advocacy and best practices, and share how to put advocacy into action!

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September 13, 2023
How to Start a Vaping Education Program and Engage with Local Public Schools

Across the United States, youth, schools, and coalitions report that vaping is on the rise. National data point to the surge over the past several years, and prevention efforts are ramping up to address this epidemic. This webinar will briefly cover how our country arrived at this place with vaping, then dive into discussion around how to engage schools in prevention efforts, specifically with various curriculum that is currently available. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss challenges and barriers, as well as successes, with school engagement around the issue of youth vaping. 

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August 30, 2023 
Panelists: Catherine Thatcher Brunson and Sarah Canavese
What Coalitions Need to Know about the Opioid Response Network

Join us for an insightful webinar focused on leveraging the technical assistance and training from the Opioid Response Network to drive evidence-based practices in opioid and stimulant use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery.  This session will introduce a background of the SAMHSA-funded project, the range of partner organizations like CADCA who are working on the grant, and show how your requests for training and technical assistance would be responded to.  Additionally, we’ll guide you through the process of submitting TA requests and share the work of other coalition leaders and preventionist. 

After a brief overview of ORN and its locally tailored approach, we’ll dive into interactive discussions.  We show you how to facilitate a discussion with your coalition on priorities and challenges in combating opioid misuse, engaging sector partners in treatment and recovery, and identifying key beneficiaries of ORN training and TA.  Participants will see how to pinpoint top priorities that foster focused action.   

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June 28, 2023
Panelists: Jacqueline Haas, Christina Mancebo-Torres, Andrea Marquez, Jose Pietri & Gretchen Rovira
Involucramiento de Comunidades Latino – Estadounidenses en Coaliciones de Prevencion: Retos, Soluciones y Lecciones Aprendidas

A panel discussion (held in Spanish) will cover the topics listed below. Panelists will share their professional experiences in the field of prevention while working in diverse communities:

  • Describe the relationship between stigma and the opioid epidemic and the Latino community in the United States
  • Describe the importance of involving young people in coalition work
  • Describe mental health approaches and their relationship to substance misuse prevention
  • Describe effective strategies to promote Latino community participation in coalition work

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June 14, 2023
Panelists: CADCA Coalition Advisory Committee Members, Mike Lopez & Kevin McCloskey
Preventing Substance Misuse among LGBTQ+ Youth through Peer and Community Support

This webinar will offer ways to work with and support LGBTQ+ youth, specifically youth ages 12 – 24. Presenters will address the specific needs of LGBTQ+ youth and how adult professionals can create safe and affirming spaces. Participants will have the opportunity to work through scenarios related to approaching youth on complex issues and identify current and needed safe spaces in your agency and community. National resources will be provided to offer participants tools for youth in rural, suburban, and urban environments.

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April 19, 2023
Panelist: CADCA Trainer, Jerria Martin
Enhancing Capacity, Support & Resources in Urban Inner Cities

This session brought together urban leaders together to discuss the evidence-based prevention strategies they use to successfully address and decrease youth substance use in urban/inner-cities.

Due to technical difficulties, the recording and PowerPoint presentation are not currently available.

March 8, 2023
Panelist: CADCA Trainer, Angela Da Re
Light the Flame: Creating a Wildfire of Parental Support

Recruitment and retention are critical to the success of any coalition, but solid parental engagement can be the spark that ignites a community-wide fire. This webinar will highlight strategies for increasing outreach success, participant engagement, and partnership, specifically around parental involvement and mission endorsement. Learn about proactive and reactive recruitment strategies and outreach techniques to engage parenting adults of many backgrounds and cultures. Working cooperatively, you will begin identifying what is essential to parents and caregivers, how to help them believe in your mission and take action to accomplish the coalition’s goals.

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February 22, 2023
Panelist: Elizabeth Gerndt, MPH
Addressing Health Equity with Alcohol Density Regulation

CADCA’s Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA) and Elizabeth Gerndt, Project Director at Counter Tools, will discuss the public health impact of alcohol outlet density and how policies regulating density can be used to address health equity.

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January 18, 2023
Panelist: Amanda Hampton
Trauma 101 – The Impact of ACEs

This webinar will be a condensed version of Trauma 101, a training created by Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services in partnership with Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services that provides a foundational overview and awareness of trauma: ACEs, resilience, and trauma-informed care for anyone in the community who interacts with individuals and families who may have experienced trauma. This includes case managers, human services professionals, educators/school administrators, the faith community, employers, government agencies and others.

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December 14, 2022
Panelists: Raiko Mendoza, Sean Moore and Jennifer Sinfelt
Business Development is Relationship Development
In this Fundraising 101 webinar, you will learn how to find community partners who share our mission of creating healthy, drug-free communities and who want to see your coalition succeed. This webinar will cover different types of funders, show you how to find leads, how to qualify a potential lead and where to look for different sources of revenue. You’ll walk away with the motivation to start cultivating long-term partnerships to ensure your coalition’s long-term sustainability

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November 9, 2022
Panelists: Sue Thau and Chris Doarn
ABC’s of Effective Advocacy: CADCA’s New Advocacy Toolkit
Learn how to effectively advocate for substance use prevention using the FRAME analysis and power analysis.

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October 26, 2022
Panelists: Kristina Clark and Sue Thau
Turning Trends, Local Data and Stories Into Action
Learn about historical trends and how coalitions impacted those trends, learn best practices for weaving trend assessment and planning into coalition work, uncover potential partnerships and develop communication channels and learn how coalitions created policy change in their communities and states using Delta-8 THC as a case study.

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September 21, 2022
Panelists: Relja Ugrinic, Natalie Kulick and Ebony King
Community-Based Approach to Content Creation
Has your coalition hit a creative block when it comes to creating social media content? Are you looking for better ways to connect with your community, showcase your work, or educate and reach youth? This webinar will dive into content creation ideas, examples and best practices, to take your social media game to the next level.

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August 31, 2022
Panelist: Victor Shi
Engaging Youth Coalition Members in Policy
If there is one thing that is clear, it is the power and perspective that youth bring wherever they go. They are curious. They are eager for change. And they are the leaders not of tomorrow, but today. As the world faces increasing challenges — especially when it comes to substance use — this session aims to give adult coalition leaders the tools needed to empower youth to take on policies and create new ones. Through this session, we’ll explore what the term “policy” means, the process of making policy, the inside scoop into what lawmakers care about, and perhaps most important, how to change policy — each component will feature ways to engage youth in the process too.

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June 1, 2022
Panelists: Dylan Ellerbee, Amy Luckiewicz, Dr. Patrick Daly
Powerful Partners: How to Engage Your Schools in Prevention
From acceptance to full engagement, learn how one Massachusetts town built relationships with its public schools over the past five years. Moderated by CADCA Master Trainer Dylan Ellerbee, this session will give you the tools to move your school system from where they are today to full engagement with your coalition down the road. You will hear from the town’s DFC Director, Amy Luckiewicz, on lessons learned, how to partner better for data collection and building partnerships with educators. Public School Superintendent, Dr. Patrick Daly, will share what DFC Coalitions need to consider in engaging public school partners, and how to maximize school resources in prevention work. communities. 
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May 25, 2022
Panelists: Elizabeth Do, Sarah Freeark, Neisha Williams, Alex Parks and Megan Jacobs
Getting to Know Truth: Resources for Inspiring Lives Free from Smoking, Vaping and Nicotine
This webinar will introduce participants to resources that are available via the Truth Initiative, including the truth® campaign and its evaluation, Vaping: Know the Truth vaping prevention program, community, and youth engagement programs, and This is Quitting, a text message based vaping cessation program for youth and young adults.

Important Note: This webinar was not be recorded for later viewing.

April 6, 2022
Trainer: Colber Prosper
More Than Skin Deep
Stress is a motivating factor for substance use/misuse. Chronic stress, which is stress over a prolonged period of time, can cause physical health issues and mental illness. So, what would it mean if one’s chronic stress is associated to their skin complexion and/or ethnicity? Racial discrimination has been found to be a stressor for a number of communities of colors and people are using substances to cope. This interactive session covered how the social construction of race has a devastating impact on the health of people of color. Participants were the tools and resources to help their coalition brainstorm strategies to enhance their communities’ health equity initiatives.

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Resources: TED Talk – How to let go of Being a “Good” Person — and Become a Better PersonRacial Equity ToolkitRacial Discrimination Identification and Mitigation WorksheetMarch 9, 2022

March 9, 2022
Trainer: Rick Collins
Effective Ways to Engage the Local Government Sector into Your Coalition’s SPF Process
The webinar focuses on the importance of engaging the local government sector at the onset of the SPF process, and ways in which coalitions can meaningfully engage the government sector in a way that is mutually beneficial to both parties.
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February 16, 2022
Trainer: Yvonne Stroman

Partnering with the Recovery Community in the Name of Prevention

Scientific literature has identified 12-step mutual help groups as contributing factors to long-term recovery from substance use and misuse. These groups can lend to community improvement and substance misuse prevention. Learn about the existing models and emerging support systems that can partner with community coalitions in the development, planning and implementation of prevention strategies.
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January 19, 2022
Trainer: Raiko Mendoza

Take the Fear Out of Fundraising

Fundraising can be intimidating – in this fundraising 101 webinar, you will learn how to find community partners who share our mission of creating healthy, drug-free communities and who want to see your coalition succeed. This webinar will define fundraising, teach you how to find leads, how to qualify a potential lead and where to look for different sources of revenue. You’ll walk away with the motivation to start cultivating partnerships to ensure your coalition’s long-term sustainability. Not attending this webinar is like leaving money on the table. Don’t miss it!
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December 1, 2021
Trainer: Kristina Clark

Effective Sustainability Planning
Are you chasing funding year after year? Have you wondered, “what are we going to do after this grant ends?” If the answer is yes, then it is time to find a Sustainability Plan that works for your organization. During this session, participants will learn how to develop an actionable Sustainability Plan that sets coalitions up for success.
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November 17, 2021
Presenters: Kyra Hill, J.D., Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center, and Terry Rousey, Youth Tobacco Policy Specialist, State Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership, Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment
E-Cigarette Collection and Disposal in Schools

GHEA and the Public Health Law Center recently presented “E-Cigarette Collection and Disposal in Schools: ABCs and FAQs”. This webinar discussed the hazardous waste status of e-cigarettes, highlighted current local and state efforts, and shared best practices that schools (and other public entities) can adopt to handle and regulate these products.
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Resource: Guidance for Colorado Schools About Storage and Disposal of Nicotine Waste

Resource: Tobacco Product Waste Presentation

October 20, 2021
Presenters: Jerria Martin, Minister, and Brandis Belser, CDC Project Officer
We’re Just Ordinary People: Project Officer Collaboration

They know when we’re sleeping on the job. They know when we’re awake. They know if our work is bad or good. Yet, they’re ordinary people for goodness’ sake. Project officers are more than just the unseen judgmental partners in our grant work. When partnering correctly, they can be the guiding force needed to strengthen your coalition. This session will demonstrate how Brandis Belser, a CDC Project Officer, engages with her coalitions. Brandis will feature one of her own coalition leaders by sharing how her coalition benefits from frequent collaboration.
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September 22, 2021
Presenter: CADCA’s Public Policy Consultant Sue Thau
Education vs. Lobbying

This webinar addressed the differences between education vs. lobbying, where the line is between them and how to achieve your policy goals with and without direct lobbying.

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The Differences Between 501(c)3 And 501(c)4 Non-Profits

August 18, 2021
 Mike Freeman and Kevin McCloskey
Prevention Tools: Building Inclusive Communities for LGBTQ Youth

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth are consistently marginalized and, as a result, are at far greater risk of isolation, depression and substance use and misuse. This webinar will address specific challenges LGBTQ youth face, identify indicators that lead this population to misuse substances and provide techniques to support and uplift LGBTQ youth through the power of language and creating inclusive communities.
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GenderbreadBay Area Transformative Justice Collective Pod MappingPod Mapping InstructionsSOGIE Principles

June 16, 2021
Trainer: Jerria Martin
Wedding of the Century: Prevention, Treatment and Recovery

Opioids have created an unprecedented health crisis. While coalition leaders work tirelessly with sector representatives by bridging social divides in our nation’s communities, it’s important for prevention leaders to create unprecedented responses and strategies to combat the opioid epidemic by regularly reaching out to and collaborating with local, state and federal treatment and recovery partners. It is imperative that we nurture and build these relationships within our coalition by understanding the plethora of ways we help each other fulfill our drug-free mission. You’re in for a treat as this rousing wedding themed presentation will feature fun-filled and engaging material from a national Opioid Response Network Prevention Specialist.
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May 26, 2021
CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health
Free and Low-Cost Communication Resources for Tobacco Prevention
CADCA’s Geographic Health Equity Alliance is partnering with the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) to present “Health Communication Resources to Support Your Tobacco Control and Prevention Goals.” This webinar will discuss the role of health communications in supporting tobacco prevention and control goals and will familiarize attendees with the resources available at CDC’s Media Campaign Resource Center.
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May 19, 2021
Trainer: Colber Prosper

Race and Injustice

The death of Mr. George Floyd has sparked discussions, protests and policy changes in communities across the nation. However, many communities are unable to address racial injustice because they lack the knowledge and competences to collaborate for change in a constructive manner. There is good news! Coalitions can and have served as leaders to enhance their communities’ collaborative capacities. This session will introduce the concepts of collaborative leadership and implicit bias. Participants will have opportunities to discuss these concepts and how they will apply them in their communities.
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Communities Reaching Common GroundExploring Your Inner SelfCommunity Tool Box: Promoting Participation Among Diverse GroupsCommunity Tool Box: Community Readiness, CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities ReportCDC’s Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Program and CADCA Primers

April 14, 2021
Trainer: Kim Linkel
Sector Collaboration Drives Community Change

Looking for ways to truly engage sector representatives to assist in driving community change? We will explore innovative ways to bring all sectors to the table and keep them there. From the school sector to the healthcare sector to the business sector, we’ll take a look at the sectors coalitions need to have around the table to truly make the change they are striving to make. Oftentimes, coalitions do not know who within a sector group they should initially engage or invite to the table. Learn how others have brought people to the table and kept them long-term. Many times, looking at the WIFM (What’s in it for Me) is what really creates true engagement. During this session there will be real life examples shared of how coalitions have continued to work collaboratively to drive change throughout their community.
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March 3, 2021
Trainers: Sarah Lavoie and Bailey Martin
Follows, Retweets and Likes: Social Media Strategy
CADCA’s Marketing Manager Sarah Lavoie and Senior Communications Associate Bailey Martin will present an overview of social media marketing and best practices for marketing your organization through several social media platforms, a tool that has become even more critical for reaching your community members during the last year. The webinar will also address how to define a social media strategy, set objectives for your social media marketing campaigns and measure success through social media metrics and analytics.
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February 17, 2021
Trainer: Kym Laube
Building Your Community Connections During and Post-Pandemic Times

People are our business, so how do we stay engaged while living in a COVID-19 world? Coalitions rely on meetings and community events to stay in the public space making meaningful connections. So how do we use this time to stay engaged, connected and set the stage for our coalitions to lead the healing phase in a post-pandemic time? The need for our work will be essential and magnified, so let’s spend time discussing ways to; use virtual tools more effectively, engage communities safely and help carry our message in urban and rural settings.
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January 6, 2021
Trainer: Rick Collins
SPF—Through COVID-19 and Beyond
Have you heard the “SPF” acronym in prevention conversations, but you aren’t really sure what it really means or how to apply it? Are you looking for ways to better integrate the steps of the model into your work? Then the webinar is for you! This Webinar Wednesday will dive into the components of one of the most commonly used models for prevention, the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). We will discuss creative ways that coalitions can implement the framework during COVID-19, and also look beyond COVID-19 for ways coalitions leverage the model to measure outcomes and create lasting change in their communities. 

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Training topics include COVID-19, youth engagement, sustainability and more.

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