Join us from May 10th – 14th, as we celebrate National Prevention Week to raise awareness about substance misuse prevention and positive mental wellness. During the week we will recognize the individuals, organizations, and coalitions that are positively impacting the public health of their communities by showcasing all the videos and images submitted.
On Monday, May 10th, Prevention Week in PA will kick off from 10-11 a.m. with a Live presentation from Grace Kindt and Andy Duran. Join us on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82432568859pwd=MU5JZWxoT3MzZElqRy9KVGcyQmt5dz09
From Tuesday, May 11 – Friday, May 14th, all speaker presentations are pre-recorded and will premiere on the CPA FB page beginning at 10:00 a.m. https://www.facebook.com/commonwealthpreventionalliance.
Our hope is that these short videos will help increase community engagement opportunities and support your prevention efforts. Please go to the Prevention Week page for more details.
Below is the Prevention Week Itinerary, full agenda, and the FB links to view all videos.
Prevention Week Daily Topics and Speakers
Monday, May 10: Promoting Prevention in Your Community
(LIVE from 10:00 am – 11:00 a.m. via zoom): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82432568859pwd=MU5JZWxoT3MzZElqRy9KVGcyQmt5dz09)
Grace Kindt, PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs
“Welcome to Prevention Week”
Andy Duran, CEO of LEAD (A substance use prevention organization in Illinois)
“Promoting Prevention in Your Community”
Session Objectives Include:
- How do you inspire a shared vision for your community?
- What are some strategies you can use to continue to promote prevention in your community?
- In what ways can you get more people to engage?
- Telling your story!
- Live Q&A with Andy.
Tuesday, May 11: Community Engagement (CPA FB page beginning at 10:00 a.m.)
Representative Joanna E. McClinton, House Democratic Leader, 191st District
Melanie Swanson, Council of SE PA
“Partnering with Municipalities to Spread Your Prevention Message”
Sarah Chilenski, Senior Research Associate & Associate Research Professor, Penn State
“Update on Coalition Check-Up”
Heather Crook, Halifax Communities that Care
“How We’re Benefitting from the Coalition Check-Up Project”
Wednesday, May 12: Engaging Communities of Faith (CPA FB page beginning at 10:00 a.m.)
Pastor Doug Bush, Washington City Mission
“Faith Communities Supporting Prevention, Treatment, & Recovery”
Pa Stop Mini-Grantee Video Testimonials
“Putting PA Stop to Work: Making Faith-Based Connections”
Thursday, May 13: Resiliency in Mental Wellness, & Recovery (CPA FB page beginning at 10:00 a.m.)
Jenna Martorana, Miss Red Rose City 2021, Kutztown University
“My Mental Health Journey: It’s Okay to not be Okay”
Robin Horston Spencer, Executive Director, Message Carriers
“Resiliency and Recovery”
Friday, May 14: The PA Youth Survey (CPA FB page beginning at 10:00 a.m.)
Geoff Kolchin, PA Commission on Crime & Delinquency
“Implementing the PAYS in 2021”
Dr. Elizabeth Eckley Winder, Assistant Professor Human Services, PA College of Technology
“Utilizing the PAYS in Higher Education”