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Commonwealth Prevention Alliance (CPA)


CPA 25th Annual Conference
Wednesday, June 10 to Friday, June 12, 2015
at the Nittany Lion Inn, University Park, PA 16802

Click here for Save The Date Flyer (has an outline of some conference highlights)

The 2015 Maggie Marcopul Award nomination form will soon be posted 

Please be considering who your nomination will be. 

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.

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."

PLCB Conference 
Underage and Dangerous Drinking: Shaping Public Perception 

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s Bureau of Alcohol Education's annual conference will be March 24 -25, 2015 at the Holiday Inn-Harrisburg/Hershey in Grantville PA.  

This year, registration is entirely online. You may register for the conference at

The deadline for registration is March 17,2015

If you need lodging, please contact the hotel directly at 717-469-0661 and indicate you are attending the PA Liquor Control Board conference. You may also use the code PLC. A block of rooms has been reserved at the $83 room rate.


Questions regarding the conference may be directed to

 PCCD Pilot Project to Expand 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 this list of eight programs should 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.


PCCD is anticipating a very quick turnaround between the time that a funding announcement is released and when the applications will be due, so they want to provide ample time to become familiar with these new programs. PCCD strongly encourages you to familiarize yourself with all of the above-listed programs that they will be supporting and would recommend reaching out to the respective program developers for cost information and details about their programsAs 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.


To be notified when funding announcements are opened, we would encourage you to register on the Egrants site to receive an email whenever PCCD announces the availability of funding and to regularly review the anticipated funding opportunities section of our websiteThank you for your continued support of the youth and families of Pennsylvania!


John G. Frain, LPC

Director, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency

3101 North Front Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania  17110