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.

Save the Date

The next CPA Conference will be held June 11-14, 2019

in State College, PA at the Penn Stater Conference Center

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 2018 conference

Below are links to the 2018 CPA Conference Plenary Sessions.  Special thanks to Patrick North of the EPISCenter.


Susan Comfort



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.

Conference Materials Available Upon Request

Download CPA 2018 Brochure

Click Here For Speaker Sessions

If you would like materials from a session please contact us here.

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.

ATTENTION  CPA Members:  Please know our system for managing membership is in transition.  You should receive an email soon with a link to our new management system.  Thank you in advance for your patience though this transition.