North Carolina Coalition Initiative Funding Opportunity

Building Capacity for Substance Free Communities Release date: January 17, 2014 For: up to 8 substance abuse prevention coalitions or Partnerships, Alliances, Coalitions and Collaboratives (PACCs) to strengthen their capacity to implement environmental strategies. Amount:  up to $27,700 per site in the first year  RFA submission deadline: Friday, April 11, 2014 by 5 p.m.  A Letter of Intent is due Friday, March 7, 2014 (encouraged but not required). Click HERE to access the application online ————- In an effort to assist applicants in completing the RFA, the NCCI Coordinating Center will hold an Orientation and Applicant workshop.  This workshop will provide an overview of the NC Coalition Initiative, including…

Save the Date: 10th Annual Parent Resource Center Conference

Mark your calendar.  The 10th Annual Parent Resource Center Conference will be May 13 – 14, 2014 in Raleigh, NC. Check out the Parent Resource Center website for more details.

Forum 2014: The Power of the Movement

It’s time to start planning for the 24th National Leadership Forum, the premier and largest training conference for community prevention leaders, treatment professionals and researchers, and SAMHSA’s 10th Prevention Day which is taking place February 3-6, 2014! CADCA’s National Leadership Forum is a four-day event packed with opportunities to learn the latest strategies to fight substance abuse and hear from nationally-known prevention experts, federal administrators, and concerned policymakers. The Forum brings together over 2,700 participants representing coalitions from all regions of the country and internationally, government leaders, youth, prevention specialists, addiction treatment professionals, addiction recovery advocates, researchers, education institutions, law…

Guidelines for Advocacy

There is significant evidence that the most effective approaches to the prevention of alcohol and other substance abuse problems are those that seek to change the environment within which these problems take place.  It should not be a surprise that these approaches often involve advocating for legislative public policy changes. Strategizer 31 clarifies what constitutes lobbying activities for nonprofit organizations and to what extent these organizations can participate in lobbying activities in particular and the legislative process in general.

Social Media Prevention Campaigns

Have you heard about Be The Wall? This organization offers social media prevention campaigns targeted towards middle school teens, high school teens and parents.

Prevention and Promotion Call to Action and Planning Guide

Have you seen the Prevention and Promotion Call to Action and Planning Guide This 174 page document is a month-by-month interactive substance abuse and mental health promotion planning guide for communities.  This is an amazing community planning guide with all the resources you need to promote wellness in your community.