August 11, 2016

Save the Date for CADCA’s National Leadership Forum

Continue “Engineering Healthy Communities” with CADCA at our 27th annual National Leadership Forum and SAMHSA’s 13th Prevention Day.

Save the date for Feb. 6-9, 2017 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in the Washington, D.C. area.

CADCA’s National Leadership Forum is the nation’s premier training event for substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals and researchers, featuring more than 70 training sessions to help participants learn effective strategies to address drug-related problems in their communities. This four-day training event brings together community drug prevention coalitions from all regions of the country and internationally, government leaders, youth, prevention specialists, addiction treatment professionals, addiction recovery advocates, researchers, educators, law enforcement professionals, and faith-based leaders. Topics will range from how to address the heroin and opioid epidemic and marijuana use among youth to how to reduce tobacco use and underage drinking.

“The CADCA Forum is more than a training event. It’s a national movement that brings together federal and state officials and community leaders from across the country to find solutions to our nation’s substance abuse problems,” said CADCA Chairman and CEO Gen. Arthur T. Dean. “Attendees leave our Forum with the inspiration, information, and strategies they need to make their communities safe, healthy and drug free.”

The Forum features two days of Power Sessions, which are unique opportunities to engage with Federal representatives. During Capitol Hill Day, participants will hear a legislative update from CADCA’s Public Policy Consultant Sue Thau. A number of Congressional members will also participate.

Nearly 400 youth will also attend the meeting to take part in CADCA’s National Youth Leadership Initiative (NYLI), where youth will learn how to become substance abuse prevention advocates and powerful community leaders.

Housing and early-bird registration are now open.

Calls for presentations and the Coalition Ideas Fair are now open with a deadline of Sept. 16.

Low on funds? Scholarships for youth and adults are available and the last day to apply is Sept. 30.

Learn more and register. #CADCAForum

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