After many years under Erika Green’s steady leadership, the Community Prevention Initiative has a new Project Director. We are very pleased to introduce Lizzie Cayden! Coming to us from the Pacific Northwest, Lizzie has supported prevention efforts in a range of diverse communities. She is dedicated to advancing equity within (and beyond!) the prevention field. […]
Each May, SAMHSA observes National Prevention Week (NPW) to raise awareness about substance use prevention and positive mental health. This year, for National Prevention Week, CPI shared out resources to promote mental health, lift up youth-led prevention efforts, and celebrate the labor of talented workers in the prevention field. Access the resources here.
The two-day conference held February 7-8, 2022, provided presentations and panel sessions that shared new learnings employed to create and sustain prevention services, including new innovations and approaches to maximize prevention efforts during the pandemic and beyond. Sessions included information sharing from prevention practitioners, prevention partners, and stakeholders through workshops, panel sessions, and discussions. A third day was reserved for county staff only and focused on SABG county expansion efforts. Please see below for links to recorded sessions and resources.
Join us June 24-25 – Brief Intervention (BI) for Substance Using Adolescents: Professional Competency Training Register now for a no-cost, virtual training from CPI this summer! This training is intended for school counselors, youth program counselors, and others who work with youth and young adults. Ira Sachnoff will present Brief Intervention, an approach for working […]
How can you promote the healthy development of young people, even those already experiencing problems? This training shifts the focus of prevention from mitigating risk factors to tapping protective factors that enhance youth resilience. Training topics include an overview of the research base, identification of personal assets identified with resilience, examination of the resilience process, […]
Recruitment and retention are critical to the success of any prevention program. This workshop highlights applied strategies for increasing outreach success and participant engagement. Learn about proactive and reactive recruitment strategies, and social marketing techniques. The workshop emphasizes youth and parent participation strategies and culturally appropriate techniques for facilitating participation. March 9, 2021, 9:00am – […]
We are excited to share that the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) and Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP) just released a second Request for Applications (RFA) for funding projects under the California Youth Opioid Response Project (YOR California). Applications are due by January 15, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. PST. Click here to access the RFA. […]
We are excited to share that the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has released its RFP for the Youth Cannabis Prevention Media and Social Marketing Campaign. Applications are due by December 29, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. PST. CDPH’s goal is to provide age-specific, developmentally appropriate, and scientifically accurate education and resources to youth and […]
A 2-Part Series happening December 10, 2020 & December 17, 2020 • 3:00-6:00pm PT Brief Intervention (BI) is a short-term counseling intervention that consists of two-four sessions aimed at adolescents who use alcohol and/or other drugs. This approach uses motivational interviewing, cognitive behavior therapy and the stages of change model to meet the needs of […]
Part 2 of the 2-Part Series happening January 14, 2021 Join the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) for an upcoming two-part presentation on the role that coalitions can play in addressing the opioid crisis. The first session takes a deep look at the Opioid Continuum of Care (e.g., prevention, intervention, treatment, and aftercare) and […]