The purpose of this project, Alabaster For Tomorrow's Drug Free Communities Support Grant, is to prevent youth substance use in the City of Alabaster targeting youth in grades 6-12. The Coalition serves Alabaster, Alabama, a community of 32,567. The goals of the coalition are to establish and strengthen community collaboration in support of local efforts to prevent youth substance use. The coalition will achieve its goals by implementing these strategies: Providing information to increase awareness of the coalition and to recruit new members; strengthen the skills of the Thompson High School Peer Helpers to enhance protective factors in students at the middle and high school level; provide information and awareness regarding the risk of marijuana and alcohol use; provide support for at-risk youth with needed resources; enhance the skills of parents to discuss the dangers of underage alcohol and marijuana use; and reduce the availability of alcohol and drug paraphernalia to youth in the City of Alabaster.
Drug Free Andalusia
The purpose of this project is to prevent youth substance use targeting youth in grades 6-12 in the City of Montevallo. The coalition serves Montevallo, Alabama, a community of 6,626. The goals of the coalition are to establish and strengthen community collaboration in support of local efforts to prevent youth substance use. The coalition will achieve its goals by implementing these strategies: Providing information to increase awareness of the coalition and to recruit new members; strengthen the skills of the Montevallo Middle School Peer Helpers to enhance protective factors in students; provide information and awareness regarding the risk of marijuana and alcohol use; provide support through partnering with the Montevallo Junior City Council to host drug-free social events; enhance the skills of parents to discuss the dangers of underage alcohol and marijuana use; and reduce the availability of alcohol and drug paraphernalia to youth in the City of Montevallo.
The Coalition will achieve its goals by implementing these strategies that enhance the skills of current coalition memberships, providing current and reliable information to residents about the risks of underage drinking. e-cigarettes, and marijuana use. To also provide support to local youth through substance free alternatives at local events.
The STOPit Coalition will coordinate a collaborative community response, building capacity and implementing multiple strategies across multiple sectors, to prevent underage drinking, youth substance abuse and related consequences in the City of South Tucson.
The Maricopa County Urban Indian Coalition of Arizona (UICAZ) is an alliance of concerned stakeholders focusing on the needs of urban American Indian (AI) youth in Maricopa County. Coalition members collaborate to implement individual, community, and environmental prevention strategies to combat local American Indian youth alcohol and illicit drug abuse. The Phoenix Indian Center (PIC) serves as the fiscal agent of the Maricopa County UICAZ Coalition and helps coordinate the implementation of its strategic plan. All of the Coalition’s efforts to carry out substance abuse prevention employ the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). The Phoenix Indian Center, originally established in 1947, incorporated with the State of Arizona as a private non-profit ""501(c)(3)"" status in 1954 making it the oldest urban-based nonprofit organization serving the needs of American Indians. Today, the Center is the primary resource of social, economic, educational, leadership, employment and training for urban American Indians residing in Maricopa County. As part of its goal to reduce substance use among American Indian youth, the Coalition is focusing its efforts on reducing the use of alcohol and the abuse of prescription drugs. Adolescents who begin drinking at a young age are more likely to develop alcohol dependence. According to the 2018 Arizona Youth Survey (AYS) findings, youth in Maricopa County reported age of alcohol initiation as 12.9 years old. Age of initiation for Maricopa County American Indian youth was slightly older at 13 years old. Maricopa County youth reported age of regular alcohol use as 14.6 years, while American Indian youth reported 14.4 years. When asked about 30-day alcohol use, 20 percent of American Indian youth reported using alcohol in the last 30 days. These data indicate that American Indian students in Maricopa County are introduced to alcohol and report regular alcohol use at younger ages compared to non-American Indian counterparts. The Phoenix Indian Center Needs Assessment FY2015 suggests that prescription drug use is on the rise. Although currently use is not as high as other substances for American Indian youth, it is concerning that the prescription drug use is rising within the community. The percentage of American Indian students who reported using prescription drugs during their lifetime totaled 13.3%, while the percentage of American Indian students who reported having used prescription drugs during the past 30 days totaled 5.7%. The AYS 2018 reported Maricopa County American Indian youth as obtaining Rx drugs most from: Family/relatives, 24.4%; and Home, 23.2%. The efforts outlined within this project will increase community collaboration and reduce youth substance use among American Indian youth. The Coalition will increase active sector representation in the Coalition's four working subcommittees so that at least two individuals from each sector are included on at least one subcommittee. The UICAZ will: teach parents, caregivers, and other adult members of the community effective skills and strategies to prevent youth alcohol use; teach youth ages 10-17 effective skills and strategies to prevent alcohol use and prescription drug abuse/use by minors; and create a formal change in written procedures to decrease the ease, ability and opportunity for youth to access prescription drugs at home through the installation of four prescription drug drop boxes throughout the community for easier disposal of leftover drugs.
WestCare Arizona I, Inc. (WC-AZ) will serve as the lead applicant for the Mohave Area Partnership Promoting Educated Decisions (MAPPED) Coalition project to increase the coalitions capacity for community action with fiscal and organizational infrastructure. MAPPED will reduce marijuana, alcohol, and opioid use among youth ages 18 and under in ZIP code 86442 (in Bullhead City, Arizona) through education and environmental change strategies. Demographics include 88% White, 4% Mixed race, 3% Other race, 2% Asian, 2% Black, < 1% American Indian, < 1% Native Hawaiian, and 13% Hispanic/Latino. The goals of MAPPED are to establish and strengthen community collaboration in support of local efforts to prevent youth substance misuse. Goals will be achieved by implementing these strategies: actively recruit new coalition members, enhance coalition capacity; develop a Youth Committee and engage them in the project; and conduct community trainings for stakeholders, retailers, and coalition members. The objectives are to reduce marijuana, alcohol, and opioid use by 3% for youth in grades 7-12.
This project will use the Seven Strategies for Community Change to improve community collaboration and mobilization and impact the physical and social environment related to youth substance use in the San Lorenzo and Hayward Acre ares of unincorporated Alameda County.
Isla Vista Alcohol and Drug Coalition (IVAOD Coalition)
Drug Free Carrillo Cluster (DF CC) Coalition will reduce and prevent youth substance abuse within the Carrillo Cluster neighborhood of Carlsbad 92010 a population of 20,000, student population, kindergarten - 12 grade, of 2500. There are also approximately 500 students, aged 0-5, under school age, and another 500, out of high school but younger than 20. Carrillo Cluster neighborhood is culturally diverse as demonstrated by these demographics: Anglo-39%, Hispanic or Latino - 39%; African American - 4%, Asian - 10%; Two or more races - 8%. The Drug Free Carrillo Cluster (DF CC) Coalition's TWO GOALS with their objectives. GOAL ONE: Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies, and federal, state, local and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth. Objective 1: Increase community collaboration by attendance at Coalition meetings by 10%, by October 30, 2020 as measured by the monthly Coalition meetings sign-in sheets. Population addressed: All community sectors, Age: Unlimited. Objective 2: Increase Carrillo Cluster Coalitions and Sectors media and messaging re the scope of substance abuse problems, by 10%, by October 30, 2020, as measured by the number of Coalition's monthly press releases, community media coverage, number of participants at Coalition sponsored prevention forums/workshops regarding substance abuse problems. Population addressed: All community sectors, Age: Unlimited. Objective 3: Increase Carrillo Cluster youth involvement in communicating substance abuse problems and possible solutions, to community leaders and members, and to peers, by 20%, by October 30, 2020, as measured by the number of teens participating, and number of sponsored events. GOAL TWO: Reduce substance use among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse. Objective 1: Decrease Marijuana use by 6th - 12th graders by 10% by October 30, 2020, as measured by the San Marcos Unified School District's California Healthy Kids Survey. Population addressed: Students in 7th, 9th and 11th grade, Ages: 12-18. Objective 2: Decrease alcohol use by 6th - 12th graders by 5% by October 30, 2020, as measured by the San Marcos Unified School District's California Healthy Kids Survey. Population addressed: Students in 7th, 9th and 11th grade, Ages: 12-18.
In 2016, Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) – a preventive health agency serving the communities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach since 1955 – identified substance use prevention and mental health as top health priorities for the Beach Cities youth population, who experience higher levels of substance use, suicidal ideation and anxiety than their statewide peers. From this, the Beach Cities Partnership for Youth Coalition was created in 2017 with five stakeholder committees: 1) Parents, 2) Mental Health Providers, 3) Youth, 4) School Administrators and 5) Community Members to implement strategies to reduce youth substance use in a community-wide, collaborative and comprehensive manner. The Beach Cities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach are within Los Angeles County, with a total population of 123,000. The socioeconomic status of the community – largely white (76.8 %), college-educated (57% of adults 25 years and older hold at least a bachelor’s degree) and with a median household income of more than $100,000 – has created a complicated confluence of affluence and access. Alcohol outlet density is nearly double that of Los Angeles County. While LA County density is 15.1 per 100,000, the densities in Hermosa Beach (47.7), Manhattan Beach (32.6) and Redondo Beach (25.5) make alcohol accessible and acceptable. Beach culture and a mild climate provide opportunities for community events year-round where alcohol is widely available, either for sale or brought by attendees. Social norms dictate that experimenting is a harmless part of coming of age, with 19% of Beach Cities parents saying that occasional underage alcohol use is okay. According to the California Healthy Kids Survey, 42% of Beach Cities 11th graders reported using alcohol or other drugs in the past 30 days. Additionally, the legalization of recreational marijuana in 2018 in California has decreased youth’s perceived risk of harm. School administrators report that students vape in plain sight. Infractions at Beach Cities high schools increased by 450% in the 2018-19 school year due to vaping on campus, with 33% of those infractions for vaping THC. Key strategies of the Drug-Free Communities program will include strengthening the work of the Coalition by engaging with local policymakers to pass policies that reduce youth access to alcohol and marijuana, expanding collaboration with families impacted by substance use and working with local school and youth leadership to provide positive youth development opportunities so students are empowered to create a purposeful path for themselves, and have the opportunity to be healthy, happy and to thrive – both in and out of school. For example, the Youth Advisory Council will be creating a Photovoice project to share what teens experience related to marijuana, vaping and alcohol advertising and messaging and will be sharing their perspective at Coalition and other community meetings. Since 2017, more than 7,000 Beach Cities students, parents, elected officials, business owners, clinicians and community partners have been engaged in Coalition activities. The Coalition is coordinating with the county department of public health, local city government and the health district. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Division of Substance Abuse Prevention and Control will have a representative on the Steering Committee of the Coalition, as well as the Beach Cities Health District and the cities of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach. This community is ready to untangle the complicated societal and environmental factors that have led to decades of accepted youth substance use. With the support of the Drug-Free Communities Grant, the work of the Beach Cities Partnership for Youth coalition will be accelerated and amplified through an evidence-based model to truly address the most pressing health issues of our youth.
The Imperial County Sheriff’s Activities League (SAL), Imperial Valley Drug Free Communities Coalition (IVDFCC) is committed to making a positive impact on youth substance abuse prevention in the communities of El Centro, Holtville and Winterhaven California. These communities face unique challenges: high unemployment, high school drop-out rates, gang activity, transient populations, drug trafficking proximity, and cultural/social norms. IVDFCC aims to address these issues with a multi-strategy approach and mentoring a youth-engaged community coalition. IVFDCC’s mission statement is to “Reduce youth substance abuse by uniting community efforts to provide an environment of engagement and mentorship”. Keeping this mission statement priority, IVDFCC intends to implement strategies that increase awareness of the harms of alcohol and marijuana use, create barriers to reduce youth access, and provide youth with tools and knowledge to lead change in their communities. The total population for the rural communities of El Centro, Holtville and Winterhaven is approximately 51,192 residents. They’re located within the Colorado Desert between an international border with Mexico to the south, known for drug trafficking activity according to the San Diego Imperial HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area). The youth in these communities are under served due to economic disadvantages, gang activity and easy access to drugs and alcohol. IVDFCC’s prevention goals seek to reduce alcohol and drug use by achieving two goals in its first year for DFC grant funding: 1. Increase community engagement and coalition membership by 15% in order to more effectively implement our efforts. 2. Reduce youth past 30-day alcohol and marijuana use as measured by the California Healthy Kids Survey. As IVDFCC implements prevention efforts, it plans to also engage the local media to document aspects of prevention in order for local communities to follow milestones our youth have in dictating community change. IVDFCC looks forward to assisting empowered youth change the landscape of their environment for future generations.
The Norwich Prevention Council was awarded a FY2019 Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant in the amount of $625,000 by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, in cooperation with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The Coalition serves Norwich, Connecticut, a community of 40,057. The goals are to establish and strengthen community collaboration in support of local efforts to prevent youth substance use. The coalition will achieve its goals by implementing these strategies: 1. Increase community collaboration, coordination, and networking 2. Increase youth perception of harm of marijuana through parent and youth education and social marketing 3. Increase perception of parental disapproval of underage drinking through education and enforcement
Greenwich Prevention Councils collaborative multi-strategy approach to reducing youth substance abuse.
Drug Free Communities Grant Application for Norwalk, CT
The Andover, Hebron and Marlborough CHEC Coalition seek to further its efforts in the regional community helping to reduce alcohol, marijuana and nicotine use via vaping among the 12-18 teenage population. With the support of a 2020 Drug-Free Communities Grant, the CHEC Coalition will continue to utilize environmental strategies, community networks, and coalition driven activities to meet the stated goals. The selected activities in the 2020 Drug-Free Communities work plan are based on data, community culture, and geography. Those activities are also based upon the resources that have been prioritized in the Year Six DFC Work plan. Activities Include: Increasing community collaboration by increasing the capacity of the 12 CHEC sectors by attending CADCA National Coalition Academy, local and state trainings: Increasing youth engagement by creating youth driven social marketing campaigns on marijuana and alcohol; Increasing AHM residents' awareness of the CHEC Coalition and issues surrounding these three substances. Reduce Youth Substance Abuse Use: Increasing perception of parental disapproval of underage drinking AHM teens 12-18; Decreasing youth perception of access to alcohol by AHM teens age 12-18; Increasing the perception of harm from marijuana use by AHM teens 12-18; Reduce 30-day use of marijuana by AHM teens 12-18; Decrease past 30-day use of Nicotine via E-Cigarettes; Reduce the perception of community norms supporting Nicotine/vaping behaviors by establishing no vaping/Nicotine free zones The CHEC key staff and membership will work closely with the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services as well as the Tobacco Enforcement Agency to utilize best practices, take advantage of trainings offered and collaborate when appropriate.
The Stand Together Make a Difference was awarded a FY 2019 Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant in the amount of $625,000 by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, in cooperation with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The Coalition serves Danbury, Connecticut, a community of 85,246. The goals of the coalition are to establish and strengthen community collaboration in support of local efforts to prevent youth substance use. The coalition will achieve its goals by implementing these strategies (1) Use student and community data to strategize local prevention efforts. (2) Build coalition capacity of the coalition and youth subcommittee to address youth substance abuse. (3) Decrease youth access to alcohol through evidence-based prevention strategies. (4) Increase the perception of harm around alcohol and marijuana use through education, awareness, and community action. (5) Create and implement culturally sensitive prevention materials to reach the community at large.
The goals of the Coalition are to establish and strengthen community collaboration in support of local efforts to prevent youth substance use. The coalition will achieve its goals by implementing these strategies to increase social media campaigns, prevention messaging, peer leadership, capacity building to reduce youth alcohol and marijuana use.
Coalición de Esperanza por Una Comunidad Libre de Drogas (Coalition Hope for a Drug Free Community- or Coalición Esperanza ) is applying for the Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grant. Coalition Esperanza is a community coalition in the neighborhood of Flagami, located within the city of Miami, FL. Coalition Esperanza aims to reduce substance abuse among youth (18 years of age and younger), by strengthening community collaboration and addressing factors in the community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse.
Drug Free Communities Support Program
The Elijah Network Family and Community Alliance, Inc. d.b.a South Dade One Voice Community Coalition (OVCC) intends to work in collaboration with the targeted neighborhoods located in the south Miami-Dade, Florida community to increase community collaboration and decrease youth substance use/abuse. Our targeted areas consist of: West Perrine on the north (33157, pop. 66,581) to Naranja/Modello (33032, pop. 58,862) on the south. OVCC currently is serving West Perrine, and if funded would like to expand our targeted focus to include Goulds (33170, pop. 17,827) and Naranja/Modello (33032). The demographic makeup of these three zip codes are: Caucasian-44.28%, African American-31.97% and Hispanic-48.15%. OVCC follows the Strategic Prevention Framework to implement CADCA's Seven Strategies for Community Change. The measurable objectives that will be accomplished to increase community collaboration are to increase capacity of the coalition by 15%, by providing training for community members, coalition staff and volunteers, as measured by attendance, surveys, and/or analytical data through impressions and to increase coalition knowledge and skills by 10% through participation in professional development activities in order to implement policy-based community-level approaches as measured through attendance, participant survey/evaluation, needs assessment report. OVCC's measurable objectives that will be accomplished to decrease youth substance use/abuse prevalence rates are to decrease alcohol and marijuana use among middle and high school youth in the ""Hotspot"" zip codes (33170, 33157, 33032) and surrounding areas by 2% (baseline and targets to be determined from 2018 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey and 2019 Pride Surveys conducted by the coalition); measured by past 30-day use from surveys. Strategies that OVCC intends to use are parent and youth cafe's, town hall meetings, SAMHSA's ""Talk, They Hear You"" campaign, SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness strategies, Sticker Shock campaigns, Spring Break Safe Haven and various multi-media, marketing and program outreach outlets and materials.
Over the past 5 years, the population of the North River area of Manatee County, Florida has grown substantially. As a result of this rapid growth, North River is also showing an accompanying rise in infrastructure constraints. These include lack of affordable housing and limited access to healthcare and school resources resulting in rising substance use among youth. Most alarmingly, these increasing rates of substance use are leading to rising juvenile crime rates for the region. Over a two-year period, North River saw a 22% increase in juvenile arrests for marijuana and a 50% increase in juvenile possession of alcohol arrests. Increased access, challenging cultural norms, and a lack of perception of harm, are all variables directly impacting the rise in juvenile substance use in North River. Since 2016, North River Prevention Partners (NRPP) Coalition has successfully impacted youth substance use through volunteer advocacy to change communities policies. Our mission, to ""create community partnerships to implement universal substance abuse prevention strategies that promote the health and safety of individuals across the lifespan, especially among youth"" reflects members' focus on implementing youth initiatives to prevent and reduce substance abuse. To drive data-based decision making, NRPP conducted a needs assessment, reviewing state wide surveys and reports, crime and school incident reports, youth treatment admissions, and other data points to acquire the information necessary to inform strategic decision-making. The end results was a 12-month action plan that identified youth alcohol and marijuana use- including vaping as a delivery mechanism- as priority issues that NRPP intends to address with this funding opportunity. NRPP intends to implement a comprehensive approach to deal with the priorities identified utilizing the Seven Strategies for Community Level Change, but focused heavily on youth engagement in the process. Over the course the five year period, NRPP will use $125,000 per year to implement strategies identified in the Coalition's plan. The Coalition will match these resources with $127,060 per year in years 1-5 of the grant. With these resources, NRPP seeks to impact the lives of all 26,000 North River residents, and most importantly, its youth.
The Gilchrist Prevention Coalition (Coalition) and Tartu Foundation (Fiscal Agent) Drug Free Communities Grant project will serve the youth of Gilchrist County by collaborating with community stakeholders to reduce and prevent youth substance use. Prevention and reduction of youth substance use will be achieved through the use of the Strategic Prevention Framework and evidence based environmental strategies.
Operation Drug Free Community
Jenkins County Drug Free Coalition
The Decatur Prevention Initiative (DPI) is seeking to become a recipient of the prestigious Drug-Free Communities (DFC) grant, offered by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, in cooperation with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The DPI Coalition serves the City of Decatur, Georgia, a community with over 21,000 residents. DPI's vision is a community, free of the negative effects of substance misuse on youth and families. Our mission is to transform the community as a whole by addressing the root causes of youth substance misuse while identifying and coordinating local resources to implement evidenced-based strategies systematically. DPI has provided quality prevention services in Decatur since 1991. The coalition was formed in 2011 and has been growing steadily to include a broad range of community sectors. Our members include organizations and members that have a wide sphere of influence and can bring about change. The goals of this grant are to 1) strengthen community collaboration, and 2) reduce youth substance abuse. DPI will achieve these goals by using the Strategic Prevention Framework model and implementing a full range of strategies that have been shown to bring about community-level change. These will include providing information, enhancing skills, providing support, enhancing access/reducing barriers, changing consequences, physical design, and modifying/changing policies and procedures. DPI has been conducting needs assessments since 2011, using local and current qualitative and quantitative data. The most recent assessment has guided the action plan for this proposal, identifying both root causes and local conditions. DPI will focus on youth alcohol, nicotine, and marijuana use, including the emerging trend of vaping nicotine and marijuana. Data shows that we have unacceptable levels of youth involvement in substance use. Some of the root causes have been determined to be a low perception of risk (consequences) for using these substances, low perception of peer and parental disapproval, and social access. The coalition will also work with the community to encourage consistent and equitable enforcement of policies, procedures, and ordinances regarding these substances. The coalition has, through longitudinal measurements, determined that Decatur is a community that is ready for change, and this grant will provide the opportunity to focus our resources on implementing our action plan successfully. The community has shown their support for our past efforts through countless hours of volunteer service and a dedication of local resources to positively impact the health of our youth. Decatur can bring about community-level change, with the combined efforts of our sector members and the community a-large.
Bartow County Government, in partnership with the Bartow Against Drugs (BAD) Coalition will use DFC funds to address youth alcohol and marijuana use. Coalition goals will be facilitated in part through the implementation of a systematic Positive Social Norms (PSN) campaign in accordance with the Michael Haines model at area high schools. The Coalition will also continue its Youthful 21 ""Reward and Reminder"" compliance check program aimed at identifying and educating retailers who sell alcohol to youth and will implement the Sources of Strength program aimed at improving coping skills and help-seeking behavior in youth. A broader community awareness and action campaign will be undertaken simultaneously. This multi-faceted approach will increase knowledge among parents and youth, improve attitudes about the prevention of and harms associated with substance use, create community level changes in the broader culture, including values and norms, and support the Coalition's plan to reduce youth alcohol and marijuana use. Specifically, the Coalition will focus on the following issues in the 12-Month Action Plan: 1. Increasing the number of community stakeholders involved in youth substance use prevention and the collaboration between these agencies. 2. Decreasing youth alcohol use with a multi-pronged approach that influences both environmental and individual factors. 3. Decreasing youth marijuana use with a multi-pronged approach that influences both environmental and individual factors. 4. Increasing help seeking behaviors in high school aged youth as a means to decreasing youth substance use. 5. Increasing awareness among the community and youth about the dangers of youth alcohol and marijuana use.
The Barrow County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition partnered with The Council on Alcohol & Drugs, Inc to decrease both alcohol and marijuana use among youth ages 11-18 in Auburn, Barrow County.
WestCare Pacific Islands, Inc. (WPI) will create an evidence-based Drug Free Communities Support Program entitled the Coalition for a Drug Free Dededo (CDFD) for youth (individuals 18 years of age and younger) in ZIP codes 96929 and 96912 in the Village of Dededo, Guam. Dededo is the most populated village in the United States territory of Guam. Since the existence of WPI in 2009, its partners and collaborators have worked together on substance abuse reduction initiatives that identify and address local youth substance problems. There is a significant implication for effective service delivery, highlighting the need for culturally competent communications and services for close to half of the island’s population. Within the village of Dededo 51% of the population is born outside of Guam, comprised of a variety of nationalities in addition to native Pacific Islanders which oftentimes creates significant language barriers. Not only are there language barriers for these individuals in the community at large, and between parents and their children (8% of the population in Dededo is between 10 and 19 years old), but there are often languages barriers within the media and advertising. As evidenced by the Guam data presented by Guam’s State Epidemiological Workgroup (SEW), there is a high prevalence of detrimental social, economic, and health consequences arising from tobacco, alcohol, and other substance use and abuse, including underage drinking and smoking on Guam. Substance abuse prevention is addressed as a major public health priority for the island proving significant gaps in the current state-level infrastructure. The CDFD goals include increasing community collaboration and decreasing Youth Substance Use; (Alcohol, Marijuana, and Tobacco) and drug deaths related to overdose. There will be an increase in the membership of the CDFD, existing resources and gaps to address CDFD goals will be identified. There will be increased internal capacity to prevent youth substance use and overdose deaths. Needs assessments will be conducted and skills training will be provided to increase knowledge of CDFD members. The CDFD will serve 1,569 individuals annually and 7,845 throughout the lifetime of the project.
C'YA Prevention Team's DFC Project’s mission is to “lower youth substance abuse in Southeastern Idaho through community collaboration, by promoting positive involvement and sustainable prevention efforts."" C’YA adheres to the mission by implementing evidence-based practices and following a comprehensive action plan that uses all seven strategies for community change. With significant support and representation across all sectors of the community, the focus will be to reduce youth alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drug abuse. We will increase youth, parent, peer, and community perception of harm, increase parent education, reduce youth in the juvenile justice system, and connect with local businesses to provide more drug-free alternatives for young people in Bonneville County, Idaho. The goals of the coalition are to establish and strengthen community collaboration in support of local efforts to prevent youth substance use. The coalition will achieve its goals by implementing these strategies: Life Skills, Strengthening Families, after-school programming, skill-building classes, alternative activities, and evidence-based prevention programming. The C'YA Prevention Team's DFC Project’s has two goals; the first is to increase community collaboration by increasing membership, providing leadership opportunities for youth, strengthening coalition capacity and creating sustainability. The second goal is to reduce youth substance abuse, by increasing perception of harm, reducing access, and enhancing youth resiliency skills. C’YA will achieve these goals through Increase Perception of Harm and Consequences of Youth Marijuana Use and Enhance Youth Coping Skills by Providing Supervised Prosocial Opportunities during summer and after-school hours. C’YA will provide preventions services to Southeastern, Idaho in the areas of underage drinking, and youth marijuana use. C’YA services place a high priority on after-school programming, safe & sober activities, Life Skills, Strengthening Families, parent education, youth skill building, in addition to partnerships with Bonneville County Juvenile Probation, and specialty courts for high-risk youth. The population of Southeastern Idaho is 112,232, with 50.2% being female and 49.8% male. With regards to ethnicity and race, 82.7% White, 13.3% Hispanic/Latino, 0.7% African American, 1.2% Asian, 1.3% American Indian, .8 % Other. Idaho is the fastest growing state in the nation with a 2.2% growth per year; Southeastern Idaho has increased over 8,000 people since the 2010 Census. Most C”YA prevention programs will target Southeastern Idaho secondary youth.
The Clearwater Youth Alliance is applying for the Drug-Free Communities Grant for the community of Orofino, Idaho. The Clearwater Youth Alliance is non-profit community coalition established to foster the wholesome development of youth through substance abuse prevention practices and strategies. It is the intent of the Clearwater Youth Alliance to address the underage drinking problem and marijuana use in Orofino, Idaho.
Southern Illinois Substance Abuse Alliance (the Coalition) proposes to prevent drug-misuse by young people ages 9 to 20 in Randolph and Washington Counties Illinois, a community of approximately 47,000 people, primarily white, with a sizable African American Population of approximately 1,000 residing in Sparta. The two counties are essentially rural. Survey results from the Illinois Youth Survey (IYS) for Randolph County indicate a sizable portion of teens report using and tobacco at higher rates than their rural Illinois peers. Data shows, that 30-day alcohol consumption is 19% higher at 12th grade and past 30-day tobacco use is 21% at 12th grade. Additionally, in Randolph County teens report they perceive less risk in use of alcohol and tobacco; they also perceive less parental disapproval and less peer disapproval as compared to those at their grade level across rural Illinois. Qualitative data gathered in Randolph County reflects this information. Washington County has a low survey response rate and no quantitative data is available. However, qualitative data gathered through Coalition members is that teens in Washington County are using alcohol and tobacco at similarly high rates. Goal One: Increase community collaboration. Objective 1: By end of year 1, form 10 new community partnerships and increase sector collaborations as indicated by coalition meeting minutes. Strategy 1: Recruit more members for priority community sectors in both counties. Objective 2: By end of year 1 increase sector representative’s prevention knowledge & skills as indicated by pre- and post-training evaluation. Strategy 1: Continue full coalition meeting in-services addressing priority prevention topics. Strategy 2: Increase coalition capacity to implement Strategic Prevention Framework. Objective 3: By end of year 1 clarify coalition member, sector leader and committee roles as indicated by revised job descriptions. Strategy 1: Revise Committee member job descriptions. DFC Goal Two: Reduce youth substance abuse. Objective 1: Reduce 30 day use of alcohol by 3% by 2022 as measured by IYS. Strategy 1: Provide information. Strategy 2: Enhance skills. Strategy 3: Provide support. Strategy 4: Reduce access/Enhance barriers. Strategy 5: Change consequences. Strategy 6: Change physical design. Strategy 7: Modify/change policies. Objective 2: Reduce 30 day use of tobacco by 3% by 2022 measured by Illinois Youth Survey. Strategy 1: Provide information. Strategy 2: Enhance skills. Strategy 3: Provide support. Strategy 4: Reduce access/Enhance barriers. Strategy 5: Change consequences. Strategy 6: Change physical design. Strategy 7: Modify/change policies.
The Workgroup for Positive Youth Development (+PYD) will work on reducing past 30-day underage drinking and marijuana use by 8th-12th graders in Oak Park and River Forest, IL. If awarded 2019 Drug Free Communities grant funding we will continue using the Strategic Prevention Framework process to address youth substance use in our community. We will strengthen community collaboration by increasing a diverse membership through education and shared leadership, all while using a data driven process.The coalition will achieve its goals by continually assessing and implementing evidence based strategies. Responsible Beverage Service and Liquor Compliance Checks, Adult and Youth Communication Campaigns, and Youth Prevention Education in schools have proven to work for community wide change.The coalition participates in other drug prevention initiatives such as National Prescription Take Back Day and hosting annual Marijuana and Alcohol Town Meetings in the community.
MASSAC COUNTY DRUG AWARENESS COALITION PROGRAM TO WORK WITH REDUCTION IN YOUTH ALCOHOL AND MARIJUANA USE.
The Fayette County Indiana Communities that Care Coalition (FCTC) is requesting Drug Free Communities support to increase capacity for initiatives addressing youth alcohol and marijuana misuse. Using environmental strategies, FCTC will directly serve 1,915 middle and high school students and indirectly serve the entire community of just over 24,000. The specific issues and problems related to levels of youth alcohol and marijuana use to be addressed include: increasing the risk of harm associated with alcohol and marijuana use and decreasing favorable attitudes toward substance use. In terms of overall outcomes, the coalition will continue to develop capacity, increase collaboration, and utilize the Strategic Prevention Framework to guide local assessment, strategic planning, and the implementation of evidence-based prevention programs, polices, and practices. Fayette County is in the grips of a substance abuse crisis. Our small community sees one to two overdoses per week. Fayette County leads Indiana in heroin overdoses and new HCV cases. Youth use alcohol at higher rates than their national peers, and marijuana is considered a very low risk activity. Survey data indicates elevated risk factors for favorable attitudes toward alcohol use and low perceived risk of both alcohol and marijuana. FCTC has adopted four initiatives to address youth substance use, specifically alcohol and marijuana. The first initiative targets the elevated risk factor community norms favorable to alcohol use. The coalition’s youth work group, comprised of high school age students, is implementing a Positive Culture Framework social media campaign. The students will also work with local retailers to implement tobacco compliance checks and display locally designed 'We ID' stickers in their stores. The FCTC is addressing favorable attitudes toward substance use by incentivizing nonuse behaviors at Connersville Middle School. Students who sign nonuse pledges will receive monthly incentives to encourage and maintain their commitment to alcohol nonuse. Initially this will target students who qualify for the 21st Century Scholars program and will expand monthly to include the entire middle school. FCTC will also address the risk factor low perceived harm through student designed activities for Red Ribbon Week and Drugs Facts Week, targeting middle and high school students. Students will collaborate with the Fayette County Drug Free Coalition to choose, design, implement, and evaluate activities for kindergarten through twelfth grade, in addition to community wide efforts. The youth workgroup will deliver the evidenced based program Too Good for Drugs to elementary school students allowing youth leadership and peer to peer learning opportunities. Community collaboration will be addressed in a number of strategies including understanding diversity and health disparities through implementing the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (The National CLAS Standards). The CLAS standards will evaluate current coalition practices and membership while establishing a framework to serve Fayette County's diverse community. The FCTC will provide web-based data and activity sharing as well as host and participate in local community fairs and festivals. Coalition and community wide trainings will address prevention science, risk and protective factors, current substance use trends, and cultural diversity. The Fayette County Communities the Care Coalition has used the Strategic Planning Framework to provide the foundation for its data driven substance use prevention work in the community and is seeking Drug Free Communities support to increase capacity and continue our prevention work.
Our project, the More for Miami Coalition Substance Abuse Prevention Hub and Youth Leadership Summit, will reach an estimated 5,274 public school students in Miami County, Indiana, both annually and over the lifetime of the project (unduplicated participants). The population of Miami County is 35,567 and covers 10 zip codes, including Grissom Air Force Base. Project goals have been developed to satisfy the Drug-Free Communities Support Program objectives and strategies for community-level change in substance abuse prevention. There are three primary challenges to address in the project. The first is to recruit prevention advocates across all ages; but, specifically youth to develop a pipeline for succession. The second is to develop a reliable data collection and information sharing system within the county; both in terms of youth participation rates in quantitative and qualitative instruments, and coordinating a social norms campaign to report on shared goals and objectives. The third is to create a development of a central repository of prevention information and education - a prevention hub with the latest research, use/misuse trends, and self-paced prevention education. The More for Miami Coalition will develop memoranda of understanding (MOUs) to expand and strengthen its infrastructure with community stakeholders, sustain five action team with diverse youth representation, and launch county-wide strategic planning to long-term substance abuse prevention in Miami County. In addition, the More for Miami Coalition seeks to reduce reported past 30-day alcohol use and tobacco (and related products) use by .25% - 0.5% below prior year baseline, and a five-year goal of 2.5% from 2020-2024.
Increasing Alcohol, Marijuana and Prescription Drug prevention strategies and decreasing AOD youth use in Southern Madison County.
The project name is Graymoor-Devondale Healthy Community coalition and will be implemented in a portion of the 40222 zip code in schools located in the Graymoor-Devondale area of Louisville, Kentucky. The coalition will work with key community stakeholders to strengthen prevention infrastructure to address the needs of youth and families to prevent and reduce youth use of alcohol and marijuana. The populations to be served and demographics are listed for zip code of 40222 was estimated to be 31,598. This project will serve an at-risk population of focus including school-aged children and youth living in or attending schools in the community, a population estimated at 6,307 children and youth ages 5 through 19 from the area schools. Strategies and interventions to be supported by this grant will include environmental prevention strategies, such as the strengthening of a community coalition and youth prevention groups in the catchment area. The grant will also provide alcohol compliance checks, social norms campaigns, town hall meetings, as well as evidence based school prevention curriculums. Performance measures will be collected and reviewed in order to evaluate activities and processes. The project goals and measurable objectives are as follows. There are two goals. Goal One: Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies, as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth. Objective 1: By 9/2020, 25% increase in adult and youth (ages 12-17) community collaboration as measured by participation in meetings and events recorded on sign-in sheets. Goal Two: Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse. Objective 1: By 9/2020, effect 2% decrease in youth (ages 12-17) past 30 day use of alcohol; 2% increase in perception of risk or harm of alcohol use; 2% increase in perception of peer disapproval of alcohol use; and 2% increase in perception of parental disapproval of alcohol use as measured by the bi-annual school youth KIP survey. Objective 2: By 9/2020, effect 2% decrease in youth (ages 12-17) past 30 day use of marijuana; 2% increase in perception of risk or harm of marijuana use; 2% increase in perception of peer disapproval of marijuana use; and 2% increase in perception of parental disapproval of marijuana use as measured by the bi-annual school youth KIP survey.
Abstract Project Name- Prek-12 and Beyond Drug Free Communities Coalition The Prek-12 and Beyond Drug Free Communities Coalition was awarded a FY 2019 Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant in the amount of $125,000 by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, in cooperation with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The Coalition serves Madison Parish, Louisiana, a community of 11,161. The population to be served is minority at-risk students ages 13-21. The goal of the coalition is to establish and strengthen community collaboration in support of local efforts to prevent youth substance use. The coalition will achieve its goal by implementing the environmental strategies to limit the availability of alcohol to youth.
Beauregard Parish Community Project to Combat Underage Drinking and Prescription Drug Abuse
“The Collaborative: A Three Community Region Working to Prevent Youth Use of Marijuana and Prescription Drugs” seeks to establish and strengthen community collaboration in support of local prevention efforts in East Bridgewater, Rockland and Whitman, Massachusetts. The Collaborative will institute targeted prevention efforts of youth impacted by adverse childhood experiences who are enrolled in mainstream and vocational technical schools. The Collaborative’s community is located in southeastern, Massachusetts and serves approximately 46,976 individuals across the three suburban towns. On average, each of these communities are made up of predominately white residents (92.9%) in addition to 2.7% of the population being African American, 1.1% Asian and 1.9% Hispanic. The median household income of the overall community is $81,282 with approximately 6.6% of persons living in poverty. To increase community collaboration, the Collaborative plans to (1) increase cultural competency by increasing coalition members of under-represented community populations and (2) increase sustainability by enhancing the coalitions’ and communities’ capacity. Strategies to accomplish these objectives include: engaging and recruiting diverse community stakeholders, enhancing the skills of Collaborative members, collecting and assessing youth substance use data, as well as providing information to the Collaborative communities and overall region on current youth substance use trends and best-practices. To reduce youth substance abuse, the Collaborative seeks to (1) increase youth and parental perception of harm towards marijuana by 3% amongst Collaborative youth and parents of grades 8, 9, 11 & 12, (2) reduce past-30-day prescription drug misuse by 0.5 percentage points amongst Collaborative youth grades 8, 9, 11 & 12 and (3) create a formal prevention policy between the two local vocational schools, recovery high school, youth serving organizations, and Collaborative police departments on identifying and intervening with students K-12 most at-risk for prescription drug use. Strategies to accomplish these objectives include: assessing community belief towards marijuana, providing information, enhancing skills, reducing access, modifying policies, and providing support. The project will serve 237,687 individuals annually and 1,188,435 individuals throughout the lifetime of the project.
A Healthy Lynnfield Drug Free Communities
The Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) are accepting applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants. The purpose of the DFC Support Program is to establish and strengthen collaboration to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent youth substance use.
Berlin Prevention Works Coalition for Drugs & Alcohol-Free Communities
1. Population Served: Communities served by MSAD#11, Gardiner Area Schools, including Gardiner, Pittston, Randolph, and West Gardiner, with a specific focus on ages 18 and under. 2. Services Provided: Healthy Communities of the Capital Area (HCCA) will host the Gardiner Thrives youth substance use prevention coalition and provide staffing and fiscal support. HCCA will convene the coalition, offer technical assistance to recruit new members (ensuring representation by all four communities), engage youth in substance use prevention activities, oversee evidence-based work plan activities and grant reporting and evaluation requirements. 3. Coordination with State or Local Health Agencies: Local level partners include SKCDC Head Start, Kennebec Valley Boys & Girls Club, KVCAP Family Enrichment, Gardiner Police Department, and others as coalition members to help carry out work plan activities and build the coalition. HCCA also holds Maine Prevention Services contracts to carry out tobacco and substance use prevention activities and already partners with MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence, State of Maine Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, and Opportunity Alliance Maine Youth Action Network, and will continue to collaborate and utilize materials and media campaigns developed as part of Maine Prevention Services.
The Southfield Community Anti-Drug Coalition’s DFC Project serves youth and young adults in Southfield, Oakland County, MI. Our target is 600 youth in middle school, and high school as well as adults up to 21 years of age during the first year. Thereafter the Coalition is targeting 4,800 youth for the remaining four years of the grant. To accomplish this goal, we have partnered with Southfield Public Schools (SPS) and the Boys and Girls Club to conduct our strategic prevention framework. We have started with our summer program, workshops, and focus groups that emphasize the importance of prevention in a variety of areas, including goal setting, self-efficacy, bullying, drug prevention/avoidance, and keeping the right company. With the DFC grant we will establish Youth Groups to teach prevention, leadership, as well as to engage and empower youth. The group will host a youth-led Dialogue Day for high school students; they will have the opportunity to choose projects they want to lead in school and in the community; and the opportunity to gain national training at annual CADCA conventions. Our target area has a high population of students who receive free or reduced lunch. As a School of Choice, SPS serves students from neighboring communities, including Detroit. Some of the clinical characteristics that the school identified is alcohol use, marijuana use, and vaping. We identified that easy access and low perception of risk were the biggest problems in our community when it comes to substance use. Our first goal will address alcohol and our second will address marijuana along with vaping. SPS is in the top ten percent of schools in MI for suspension rates. In 2010, the gender makeup of the city was 44.7% male and 55.3% female. The city was not always as diverse as it is today. Since the last Census the racial makeup of the city was 70.3% African American, 24.9% White, 0.2% Native American, 1.7% Asian, Hispanic or Latino 1.3%, 0.4% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Going beyond the education component, we will also establish a prevention referral system in cooperation with our partner Easterseals, to help those struggling with substance abuse receive needed services when they are ready. It is important for the SCADC to be a strong resource for youth and families in the community we serve.
The Novi Community Coalition was awarded a FY 2019 Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant in the amount of $ 125,000 by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, in cooperation with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The Coalition serves Novi, Mi, a community of 58,835. The goals of the coalition are to establish and strengthen community collaboration in support of local efforts to prevent youth substance use. The coalition will achieve its goals by implementing strategies to engage partners in the community sectors on joint projects, provide informational campaigns on the harmful effects of alcohol and other drugs to the teenage brain development, and work directly with parents and youth in the community in order to be more effective in reaching our target audience.
The Mackenzie Noble Community Collaborative Drug Free Coalition serves Detroit, Michigan's zip codes 48204 and 48227, a community of 73,377 people. The goals of the coalition are to establish and strengthen community collaboration in support of local efforts to prevent youth substance use for persons under age 18. The coalition will achieve its goals by implementing Strategies for Community Level Change, outreach, coalition building, and prevention messaging. Detroit, located in Wayne County, is the largest city in the state of Michigan. In less than a decade, the city of Detroit’s population dropped from 713,777 (2010 Census) to 672,662 (2018 Census Estimate). Detroit has a population of 52.7% identifying as females, and 25% of individuals are younger than 18 years old. 4% of the state of Michigan identifies as LGBT (Williams Institute Law at UCLA, 2019). The Mackenzie Noble Community Collaborative Drug Free Coalition (MNCC) serves the 48204 and 48227 zip codes, including the Mackenzie Elementary-Middle School. This service area is 96.4% African America, 1.35% White, .95% Hispanic/Latino, and 1.55% 2 or more races (US Census). MNCC conducted a needs assessment in the service area and learned that 17% of high school students use alcohol and 25% use marijuana. Through this project, MNCC will strengthen its Coalition, build collaboration, and reduce and prevent substance use among youth in 48204 and 48227. Goal 1: Increase community collaboration. Objective 1: By 10/30/20, increase MNCC organizational effectiveness by 40% as measured by increase in score on Diagnosing the Health of Your Coalition Assessment Instrument. Goal 2: Reduce youth substance use. Objective 1: Reduce 30-day Marijuana Use among 9th-12th grade students from the current 2019 baseline of 25% to 20.0% by 2023 as measured by Four Core Measure Survey of MNCC youth. Objective 2: Reduce 30-day Alcohol Use among 9th-12th grade students from the current 2019 baseline of 17% to 13% by 2023 as measured by Four Core Measure Survey of MNCC youth. To accomplish these goals/objectives, MNCC will: Replicate evidence-based programs via train-the-trainer sessions (Too Good for Drugs and Project Toward No Drug Abuse); create youth-led prevention messages on the TV, radio, and social media; provide safe recreational opportunities for the community; conduct compliance checks on liquor and marijuana vendors; reduce the number of messages that promote substance use; host an annual Community Fun Fest with prevention messages and education for all guests; reduce the liquor store density in the community; integrate Above the Influence messages into Coalition marketing strategies; and provide parent education about youth substance use and access. MNCC will serve the youth in 48204 and 48227, totaling 14,676 unduplicated people annually and 73,380 total (duplicated) throughout the lifetime of the project.
In Michigan, Marijuana was legalized for recreational use in November of 2018. Michigan The Coalition for Drug Free Youth in Detroit will work to address marijuana and prescription drug misuse by youth aged 11-17 years old who live in the Cody Rouge Community. By utilizing environmental strategies, the coalition plans to increase collaboration between individuals and organizations. In the first year of the grant, the coalition will focus on increasing perception of risk among youth and adults and reduce youth use of marijuana and prescription drugs. The Coalition for Drug Free Youth in Detroit will use community based environmental strategies to accomplish its goal and objectives.
I. Title: Youth In Charge (YIC) Initiative II. Population to be served: Serving low-income and at risk youth of color age between 13 - 18 years, living in St. Paul (55117, 55101, 55103, 55104), MN. Led by Asian Media Access, coordinated with Multi Cultural Community Alliance (MCCA), Youth In Charge (YIC) Initiative will utilize “Bicultural Healthy Living” strategies, to empower the youth of color to be proud of their heritage cultures, and build resilience to overcome the influence of substance usage, in order to create much needed policy, system and environmental changes at the City of St. Paul. A. DFC Goal One: Increase Community Collaboration: 1. Objective 1.1: By 10/30/2020 increase by 500 the number of St. Paul parents, middle and high school aged youth, and community residents who participate in community assessments as measured by counts of participants in surveys, interviews and listening sessions conducted; 2. Objective 1.2: By 10/30/20, increase to 10 the number of St. Paul non-profit, schools, business, health care, government, and youth serving agencies with signed collaborative agreements stating specific action steps each will accomplish, promote or agree to in working together to support address change of common perception from substance use as cultural norms to one that sees substance use as health risks, and substance free living as socially desirable. B. DFC Goal Two: Reduce youth substance abuse 1. Objective 2.1: By 10/30/20, decrease by 2% of past 30-day tobacco use among St. Paul 8th, 9th, and 11th grade students as determined by pre/post Pride Survey result; 2. Objective 2.2: By 10/30/20 increase by 3% of perception of peer disapproval of marijuana usage; and 3. Objective 2.3: By 10/30/20, increase by 3% of perception of parents’ disapproval of marijuana use.