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Stokes Citizens Coalition travels to Washington, D.C.

CADCA is a nonprofit organization that is committed to creating safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally.

 

 

 

Mark your calendars to attend the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) 16th Annual Prevention Day!

This exciting one-day event will convene on Monday, February 3, 2020, in conjunction with CADCA’s 30th National Leadership Forum at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Oxon Hill, MD.

As it provides a forum for the communication and networking between prevention practitioners, community leaders, researchers, and consumers in the behavioral health field, Prevention Day will feature SAMHSA’s leadership to inform on SAMHSA’s prevention priorities for the coming year.  Other dynamic speakers will be featured to discuss evidence-based preventive interventions and findings from the latest developments in the areas of substance abuse prevention, treatment, recovery, and mental illness.

During our 30th Annual National Leadership Forum, we encourage you to tell members of your congressional delegation and/or their key staffers about your coalition and what it’s accomplishing during Capitol Hill Day on Wednesday, February 5. This event provides Forum 2020 participants from across the country an opportunity to educate policymakers in Congress about the importance of substance use and misuse prevention.

South Stokes High School Parent Engagement Event

On January 28th at South Stokes High School during the North Stokes vs South Stokes basketball games there was a parent engagement event. We had students from the Environmental Club, Beta Club and Student Government Association for South Stokes distributing informational resource guides to parents and guardians. These youth also collected 80 signatures from parents, guardians and adult community members affirming their stance on preventing underage drinking in Stokes County.

When we think of “kids today” let it be known that there are youth in Stokes County who are working towards making their communities a safer and healthier place to live. The following South Stokes students participated in the parent engagement event: Meghan Giller, Kelsey Joyce, Reece Weaver, Bryson Autry, Maggie Collins, Samuel Anderson, Nancy Maldonado, Laura Cassidy and Erin Heavener.

If you know of a youth group who wants to make a positive impact in the communities where the live, and earn service/credit hours, use the contact us form located at the bottom of our homepage.