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Our Vision: CPA will continue to be the foremost voice of Prevention in PA. Our Mission: To support prevention professionals in eliminating substance abuse and risk-related behaviors.
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Check out the information below about Prevention


 

Prevention Acronym A list of commonly used acronyms 

 


Bullying Prevention Click on this link for the Bullying Prevention Campaign developed by the Perry Drug & Alcohol Commission and their Youth Advisory Board.



Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) Strategizers  



Communities That Care (This link is to the University of Washington Center for Communities That Care) 



Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)



Gambling Laws in PA  A powerpoint from regional CPA training (April 2012; be patient while 96 slides load)



When Gambling Crosses the Line  Signs and Symptoms of Problem Gambling (this is a Publisher file). Developed by Blair County Drug and Alcohol Program, Inc. 



Marijuana - recreational and medicinal: CPA encourages you to develop your own data-based stance on the issues re: legalization of marijuana. See our "Information Sharing" page 


National Prevention Strategy The National Prevention Strategy: America’s Plan for Better Health and Wellness. "On June 16, 2011 the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council, announced the release of the National Prevention Strategy, a comprehensive plan that will help increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life. The National Prevention Strategy recognizes that good health comes not just from receiving quality medical care, but also from clean air and water, safe outdoor spaces for physical activity, safe worksites, healthy foods, violence-free environments and healthy homes.  Prevention should be woven into all aspects of our lives, including where and how we live, learn, work and play.  Everyone—businesses, educators, health care institutions, government, communities and every single American—has a role in creating a healthier nation."



 

National Prevention Week PSAs

     2013: "Your Voice - Your Choice" Click for PSAs created by students

     2014: Prevention Works! (wait for YouTube video to load then click on the 2014 PSA icon)

     See also SAMHSA Nat'l Prevention Week



SAMHSA / CSAP 6 Prevention Strategies



Tobacco Prevention: Fresh Air Now (FAN) is a second- and third-hand smoke awareness campaign and asks families with children to make a pledge not to smoke in the house or the car. During the week of Sept 15-20 2013, CPA partnered with Hoss’s Steak and Sea Restaurants to promote this campaign. The pledge certificate and brochure can be downloaded here: FAN pledge certificate and FAN brochure.