CADCA's Webinar Wednesdays Series
This free monthly webinar event will be hosted by several CADCA trainers, covering topics ranging from sector engagement to sustainability, and more!
More information coming soon!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Resources: TED Talk - How to let go of Being a "Good" Person -- and Become a Better Person, Racial Equity Toolkit, Racial Discrimination Identification and Mitigation WorksheetMarch 9, 2022
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.
February 16, 2022
Trainer: Yvonne Stroman
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.
January 19, 2022
Trainer: Raiko Mendoza
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 18, 2021
Presenters: Mike Freeman and Kevin McCloskey
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.
Resources: Genderbread, Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective Pod Mapping, Pod Mapping Instructions, SOGIE Principles
June 16, 2021
Trainer: Jerria Martin
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.
May 26, 2021
Presenter: 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.
May 19, 2021
Trainer: Colber Prosper
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.
Communities Reaching Common Ground, Exploring Your Inner Self, Community Tool Box: Promoting Participation Among Diverse Groups, Community Tool Box: Community Readiness, CDC Health Disparities and Inequalities Report, CDC’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.
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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Access Presentation and Social Media Usage Charts
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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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.