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 will launch the “Bridging the Divide” webinar series beginning Fall 2013. This series has 4 webinars; each designed to cover different aspects of linking faith and prevention, to be held August 22nd, September 26th, October 24th and November 21st.

The series will emphasize our findings from the research and interviews we have conducted as well as highlight guest speakers who have proven success in this area. This series is intended to bring together an audience that consists of professionals from the field of prevention and prominent faith community leaders.

In order to elevate the conversation, we must “bridge the divide”
by creating new avenues of opportunity.

Please join us as we begin this journey.

Click here to visit the website for the Webinar series.

For more information please contact:

Angela Da Re, Director of Prevention angeladare@ncaddsac.org

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