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We are looking forward to our  

27th Annual CPA "Leading the Challenge" Prevention Conference

CPA 27th Annual Conference is June 20-23, 2017

at the Penn Stater Conference Center

We GRATEFULLY THANK our Conference Partners:


Communities in Schools of Pennsylvania

The EPISCenter

 Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office

 Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency

 Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Program

We recommend you read the conference brochure prior to clicking on the registration link so you are prepared to make your workshop selections 

Click here to view the: Conference Brochure

Registration for the 2017 Conference is now closed. 

The scholarship application deadline for 2017 has passed
Award notifications will be sent no later than May 12, 2017. 

If you have applied for a scholarship, please do not register for the conference until AFTER you receive your notification. 

 If you would like to be an exhibitor at the conference, please fill out and submit the

Archived links

2016 Conference Plenary and Keynote Speakers

NOTE: Unfortunately, network connectivity was lost twice during the conference resulting in loss of the first portion of the Wednesday morning plenary and a gap in the middle of the Friday recording (thus part 1 and 2).

We thank Patrick North and the EPISCenter for livestreaming and archiving these programs. 

June 15, 2016 Wednesday Morning Opening Plenary

·      Welcome and Opening Remarks - Jeff Hanley, President of CPA

·      Keynote - STOP Opiate Abuse Campaign

o   Jeff Hanley, President of CPA

o   Scot Fleming, Chief Creative Partner of BOOM Creative

o   Kathrine Muller, Project Coordinator of the STOP project


June 15, 2016 Wednesday Lunch Plenary

·      Remarks and Introductions - Nancy Records, Vice-President of CPA

·      Recognition of CADCA Advocate of the Year - Donna Foisy

·      Keynote - The DEA’s 360 Strategy

o   Gary Tuggle, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Philadelphia Field Division


June 15, 2016 Wednesday - 2nd Annual Youth Rally

The Youth Rally highlighted seven outstanding innovative youth programs from across PA. They participated in trainings at the conference that gave them the opportunity to learn about the work of coalitions and community prevention providers, to develop positive messaging, and to discover the value of the Lead and Seed curriculum and take a skills challenge.  These Youth Groups shared the unique ways that their team is working to influence their friends, families and communities to make healthy life choices about drugs and other high risk behaviors.  


June 16, 2016 Thursday Lunch Plenary

·      PA Prevention Coalition Advisory Workgroup - Kathleen Collier, PPCAW Chair

·      2016 Coalition of the Year Award – presented by Kathleen Collier, PPCAW Chair

·      Keynote - Stephanie Bradley, Managing Director, EPISCenter

·      Keynote - Michael D. Pennington, Director, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency


June 17, 2016 Friday Annual Meeting and Closing Plenary Part 1 (begins at 0:13:06)

June 17, 2016 Friday Annual Meeting and Closing Plenary Part 2 Annual Meeting - Jeff Hanley, President of CPA

·      2016 Maggie Marcopul Award – presented by Adrienne Tomlinson, 2014 Award Winner, to Donna Kean of Saint Vincent College Prevention Projects, Latrobe PA

·      Keynote - John O’Donnell, Project Officer, SAMHSA/ CSAP/ DPS

·      Keynote - Gary Tennis, Secretary, PA Department of D & A Programs

·      Closing Remarks - Jeff Hanley, President of CPA

View and print a copy of the 2016 Conference Brochure



Ongoing Training Opportunities

Be alert for biannual CPA Regional Trainings. Click on "Regional News" (see tabs on the left)

The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Training Section allows drug and alcohol and other human services professionals to register for trainings offered throughout the Commonwealth (you must register to use this site) stakeholders/20936



The EPIS Center has a listing of upcoming trainings 



CADCA TV - Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), the National Guard Bureau (NGB) and the Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training Program (MCTFT) have co-sponsored more than 40 broadcasts on varied topics related to substance abuse prevention, intervention and treatment.  



CADCA Free Webinars can be found at