Conference Registration Closes Friday, May 18, 4:00 p.m.

Don't miss this great educational opportunity!  The final day to register for the CPA 28th Annual "Leading the Challenge" Prevention Conference is Friday, May 18, 2018.  The registration link on the right side of this page will close at 4:00 p.m.

PCCD Conference Scholarships & Maggie Marcopul Award

Applications for PCCD Scholarships and the Maggie Marcopul Award are now closed. Thank you to all those who applied. All scholarships have been awarded and the Maggie Marcopul Award winner will be determined and notified by April 23.

Registration Now Open

Download CPA 2018 Brochure

The next CPA Conference will be held June 5-8

in State College, PA at the Penn Stater Conference Center

Call for Conference Sponsors, Exhibitors and Advertisers

There are several opportunities to market your organization at the 28th Annual CPA “Leading the Challenge” Prevention Conference on June 5-8, 2018 at the Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel. View the Partner Prospectus to see detailed information on various opportunities to become a Conference Sponsor, Exhibitor, or Advertiser.

Prospectus Link

Time Limited Availability:  Intent to Apply must be completed by May 4, 2018

Intent to Apply Link


Regional Meetings

Quarterly regional meetings provide an opportunity for regular training and networking.

Visit the Regions page or the events calendar to find the next meeting in your region.

Annual Conference

Each June CPA hosts a conference in State College, PA, to provide professionals the opportunity to network, engage in skill-building workshops, and attend informative lecture sessions on topics relevant to the prevention of substance abuse and risk-related behaviors.

Sessions are organized around themes such as advocacy, evidence-based programs, technology, research, risky behaviors, and current trends. Everyone from new prevention professionals to seasoned veterans will find this event valuable and worthwhile.

Past conferences have been supported by the following partners:

  • PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs
  • PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency
  • Prevention Research Center - EPISCenter  at Penn State University
  • PA Attorney General's Office
  • Communities In Schools Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Certification Board
  • Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

More than 300 people attended the 2017 conference

Ongoing Trainings

Training is provided at regional meetings throughout the year and is also provided by our partners. Check out the links below to see their current offerings.

The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) offers a wide range of free, in-person training across the state. Sign up for an account to browse the offerings.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) offers free online training on topics such as "What do we know about marijuana" and "Medicine Safety: Drug Disposal and Storage".

The EPISCenter at Penn State University offers free online training and resources regarding measuring and communicating your impact, evidence-based interventions, and collaboration.

Suggest a Training

If you know of another training that would be useful to our members, please let us know! Please fill out our contact form to send us some information. Each request will be reviewed by our committee before being added.