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These special sessions are available to each of our Federal Partners to showcase and highlight their specific work and mission. The power sessions are a replacement of the previous Town Hall Meetings and were formed out of responses from Forum attendees looking to hear longer presentations from the heads of the various agencies and in a smaller setting.
This track will highlight efforts to apply prevention research to practice through adaptation and fieldwork. Workshops will feature coalitions and practitioners who have used theoretical concepts, prevention research conclusions, and evaluation results to develop practical community-based initiatives. Federal partnering agencies will offer workshops on the latest scientific findings about adolescent brain development, substance-use and mental health disorders, and addiction. CADCA will organize workshops in which leading federal researchers and academicians will share insights into their efforts to bring the ‘community voice’ into the research process through Community-Based Participatory Research.
This track will highlight the effective implementation of a comprehensive set of actions to achieve a desired result with an emphasis on environmental strategies. Environmental behavior change strategies aim to change or influence community conditions, standards, institutions, systems, and policies. Ample evidence exists showing that comprehensive “population level” or “jurisdiction-wide” approaches can reduce community-level alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drug problems. Sessions will feature strategies used to limit access to or availability of substances; change the culture and context within which decisions about substance use are made; and enforce the regulations and consequences associated with youth substance use among other community-level behavior change strategies.
Coalitions work! We see it in our schools, on our streets, and reflected in our statistical reports. Yet, we are constantly asked to share our outcomes to prove our worth. This track will highlight those communities’ stories where they have measured success and are ready to report their findings and lessons learned. Sessions will feature evaluation results for population-level strategies, coalitions that have used data to tell their coalition’s story to convey results and justify funding, instructive sessions for designing and implementing community-based outcomes tracking systems, and coalitions that have used advanced problem-solving techniques to develop outcomes-focused logic models. Innovative approaches and fresh ideas that have an evidence-base are welcome to inspire and ignite discussion.
Summit for Youth Leaders
Youth from across the country are working to keep their communities’ safe, healthy and drug free! This track is for young people and interested adults not attending NYLI who want to increase their skills and knowledge. An emphasis will be placed on progressive strategies for community work and state-of-the art presentation techniques. Proposals of particular interest include those that address comprehensive approaches to developing youth advocates, implementing civic-led change movements, and training youth as change agents to foster systems change.