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PHOTOS: CADCA’s 24th National Leadership Forum, National Harbor, Maryland, 2/3-6/2014

NCPP staff Athila Lambino and Steering Committee member Mary Bier attended the National Leadership Forum at the beautiful Gaylord Convention Center & Resort, a few miles south of Washington DC.  The 4-day event focused on “The Power of the Movement,” and included workshops, exhibitions, SAMHSA’s 10th Annual Prevention Day, Capitol Hill Day, National Youth Leadership Initiative (NYLI) events, and of course the Graduation ceremony for the 2013 National Coalition Academy cohort of coalitions.

Staff attended various events and networked with other prevention coalitions across the county.  They reconnected with David Mineta, the former Deputy Director of Asian American Recovery Services and current Deputy Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Office of Demand Reduction.  Our NCPP ambassadors also participated in Capitol Hill day, where coalition members were shuttled to meet with their state and local representatives in their Washington DC offices.  Athila and Mary met with Congresswoman Speier’s aide and explained the importance of the Drug-Free Communities Support Grant that NCPP currently receives, along with the current prevention and policy work in Responsible Beverage Service Training (RBST), Social Host Ordinance (SHO), and Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol (CMCA) happening in Daly City, Pacifica, and South San Francisco respectively.  NCPP members also attended the exhibition hall events and networked with coalition reps across the country to learn more about their best practices for everything from running a healthy coalition to knowledge learned when conducting prevention efforts at community events that feature alcoholic beverages.  They also witnessed a special guest appearance by popular R&B singer “Mario”, who came to speak to NYLI youth about his experience growing up while his mom was in the midst of heroin addiction, and how he started the Mario Do Right Foundation to help out youth who were experiencing similar problems.

The National Leadership Forum provided lots of information and inspiration for NCPP to continue moving forward as prevention innovators and advocates in Northern San Mateo County.  Thank you to our National Coalition Academy instructors Dave Shavel and Teresa Bishop; our Coalition Academy classmates across the country; the NCPP Steering Committee; and CADCA, SAMHSA, and ONDCP for allowing us to participate in this amazing event!

 

Mario Barrett & the Mario Do Right Foundation

CADCA Forum 2014-0916web Mission Statement: The Mario Do Right Foundation is a non-profit youth development organization with emphasis on substance abuse prevention.  The organization provides education, awareness and support to children of addicted parents (COAP).

Website:  http://www.mariodoright.org/

While best known for his songs, Just A Friend, Let Me Love You, and How Do I Breathe, check out the music video for the song Do Right that he dedicated to his mother suffering from heroin addiction.  Check out his iTunes store if you’d like to support him.

PHOTOS: CMCA Training Day 1 & 2, 12-20-13

After over a year of planning and coordination, NCPP was proud to host our Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol (CMCA) Day 1-2 training for our Drug-Free Communities coalition in South San Francisco.  Facilitated by Brenda Armstrong of Santa Cruz County Friday Night Live (FNL) and Community United to Reduce Bingeing (CURB), the CMCA training provided a framework to address issues in the community around alcohol by utilizing principles of community organizing and the public health model.  Over 20 participants from various organizations attended the two day training, held at the South San Francisco Municipal building, as provided in support by our coalition partners from South San Francisco Park & Rec.  Trainees spanned the gamut from South San Francisco residents, college students, prevention professionals, San Mateo County staff from Alcohol/Other Drug/Tobacco/Nutrition departments, and even representatives of the individual organizations of Asian Youth Prevention Services (AYPS) in San Francisco.

As a team, our “homework” after receiving this first round of training is to interview over 100+ members of the South San Francisco community on their views.  We will be developing our list of leads & contacts, finalizing our interview template, and coordinating with our training participants on this “one-on-one” process.  Stay tuned in the coming months for the initial findings of this research.

The next round of CMCA trainings (Day 3-4) is planned for March 2014.  Won’t you join us and be part of the movement to make South San Francisco a safer and healthier place?

PHOTOS: NCPP Youth Access Survey @ Jefferson High School 11-27-2013

This morning NCPP Staff met with students from “Be The Change” youth coalition at Jefferson High School to co-administer the 2013 JUHSD Youth Access Survey to 13 classrooms, reaching approximately 325 students.  The survey process went extremely well!

Thank you to the Jefferson High students that administered and also took the Youth Access Survey.  Stay tuned in the coming months for our analysis and release of the final survey report!

ANNOUNCEMENT: Cultural Humility Workshop Nov 12, 2013

The Cultural Humility Workshop will be on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 from 9:00am – 12:00pm at Lacrombe Clubhouse, 99 Lake Merced Blvd., Daly City.

This workshop will focus on reversing health disparities, exploring common definitions of words often used in the field of health disparities work, and practicing the use of tools of cultural competence and cultural humility in your work place.

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Cultural Humility

ANNOUNCEMENT: Free Grant-Writing Webinar October 11, 2013

This is a grant-writing webinar for the Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) grant. The webinar will explore successful grant-writing tips and strategies while incorporating the Botvin LifeSkills Trainingprogram into the TUPE grant. This year’s webinar will be on Friday, October 11th at 12:30pm. There is no cost to attend, and the trainer will be available to answer any questions you may have about the RFP or the program.

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