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Commonwealth Prevention Alliance (CPA)

25th Annual Conference

Wednesday, June 10 to Friday, June 12, 2015
at the Nittany Lion Inn, University Park, PA 16802

Click here for Conference Online Registration

2015 Maggie Marcopul Award

This annual award is given in memory of Maggie Marcopul who was an extraordinary person and prevention professional and who influenced the prevention field in Pennsylvania for more than three decades.


Nominees for this award will have made a significant contribution to the prevention field through 

service, leadership, political advocacy, and education.

This award includes tuition and lodging for the CPA Conference in State College.

Click here for Maggie Marcopul Award Nomination Form 

CPA Mission

To support prevention professionals in eliminating substance abuse 

and risk-related behaviors.

PA Medical Society 
Pain Treatment Guidelines

"Prescription drug abuse has become an issue of national importance as the number of deaths from prescription opioids now exceeds those caused by heroin and cocaine combined. In order to help stem this epidemic, there has been a call for more judicious prescribing on the part of physicians and other healthcare providers."

 PCCD Pilot Project is Expanding EBP Implementation


PCCD has completed an assessment of the current programs that are supported as part of the Violence Prevention Program and has determined that the initial list of eight programs will be expanded to include additional evidence-based programs (EBP).  


The implementation of these newly supported programs will begin as a pilot project with continued support being based on the level of interest in these programs, the quality of their implementation, and the impact on their identified risk and protective factors. Following a pilot implementation phase, PCCD would look to add some, or all, of these programs to our list of fully supported programs. 


The programs have been identified for inclusion in this pilot testing phase, based on their meeting unfilled needs in the Commonwealth, are as follows:

  1. Family Bereavement Program a multi-family group model for youth who have lost a parent.
  2. Familias Fuertes - a Spanish language adaptation of the SFP model.
  3. Positive Action - a school-wide climate change program for elementary and middle school students
  4. The Positive Parenting Program ("Triple P") - a program that aims to provide parents with useful strategies in managing their children's behavior
  5. Strong African American Families - another adaptation of SFP targeted at African American families
  6. Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - a family-focused therapy model that treats youth exhibiting symptoms from an identified trauma.


There is a very quick turnaround between the time that the funding announcement was released and when the applications are due.  As always, the number of applications that we will be able to fund will be contingent on the availability of funding in the final 2015/16 State Budget.


The funding announcement is open; we encourage you to register on the Egrants site to receive an email to review the funding opportunities section of our websiteThank you for your continued support of the youth and families of Pennsylvania!


Geoff Kolchin
Program Analyst
PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency