The Prevention Department of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), Sacramento Region Affiliate strives to stay on top of the innovative ways to work with diverse populations.
Our goal is to promote positive individual growth and family connections while maintaining active prevention against the disease of alcoholism and drug dependence.
In partnership with a local faith coalition, NCADD Sacramento assisted in creating a faith based adaptation to an existing prevention program. This adaptation was the spark that led to a pursuit of faith and prevention partnerships doing innovative work across the nation.
NCADD Sacramento’s Prevention Team researched the organizations that were currently working together to “bridge the divide” between faith and prevention. It was our goal to find out what faith-based prevention strategies, trainings and programs were currently being utilized nationally as well as identifying strategies that have proven successful for those in attendance.
We were so inspired by the results of our research that we decided to share the information. We have launched the “Bridging the Divide” webinar series in August of 2013. Several hundred faith and prevention leaders from throughout the nation joined in for the first and second in the series of four webinars.
If you have any questions regarding the webinar series you may contact:
Angela Da Re, Director of Prevention Services at 916-922-5118 ext. 211 or email@example.com
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence recently Spotlighted this webinar – read about it here.
The series emphasized our findings from the research and interviews we have conducted while highlighting guest speakers who have proven success in this area. This series was intended to bring together an audience that consists of professionals from the field of prevention and prominent faith community leaders.
Speaking on “Why Faith & Prevention?” is guest speaker Karen Hall from Kentucky. Karen has worked as a professional in the field of substance abuse prevention for over 15 years, and for the last four years has served as the Kentucky Faith-Based Prevention Enhancement Site Manager. In addition to her prevention background, Karen has a master’s degree in Theological Studies. She is a wife, mother and grandmother who truly believes that “prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.” Read more here.
“Who is Bridging Faith & Prevention?” with Drew Brooks, Executive Director at Faith Partners, Inc. discussed how:
- Faith and prevention can have parallel goals
- Increasing prevention strategies to include faith can strengthen the well-being of your community
- To implement practical strategies to create connections between faith and prevention
- To succeed in this innovative approach and who is already doing it successfully.
“Where and When to Bridge the Divide Between Faith & Prevention?” with Jocelyn Whitfield, Senior Public Health Advisor and Liaison for SAMHSA’s Faith-Based Initiative discussed:
- Faith and prevention can have parallel goals.
- Increasing prevention strategies to include faith can strengthen your plan.
- Practical strategies to create connections between faith and prevention.
- How others in the field have succeeded in this area of innovation.
View the fourth webinar featuring Angela Da Re, Jessica Beck and Mary Haag, the President, CEO and Executive Director of the Coalition for a Drug Free Greater Cincinnati.
We’ve designed this webinar series to showcase contemporary successful practices. We are bringing together an audience of professionals from the field of prevention and prominent faith community leaders.
For more information please contact:
Angela Da Re, Director of Prevention firstname.lastname@example.org