SDOVYC goes to CADCA 2023 Mid-Year Training Institute  

From July 16 to July 20, 2023, SDOVYC youth board members attended CADCA's Mid-Year Training Institute. CADCA's (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) Mid-Year Training Institute provided Youth Leadership Training Courses to develop the skills of youth in communities and provide them with necessary tools to help their coalition achieve community-level change.

Hear what our Chairperson Joi had to say about her experience:

“I learned a lot during CADCA’s Mid-Year Trainings. Even though it was only a week, I was told a lot of information and given a lot of resources that could help me improve my coalition. 

For example, on the first day of leadership training, we were taught the 7 C’s which were consciousness of self, congruence, commitment, collaboration, common purpose, controversy with civility, and citizenship. Learning about the 7 C’s allowed me to better understand what values my coalition and I need to have in order to successfully educate our community.  

I also learned about the Strategic Prevention Framework, how to complete a community assessment, the public health approach, and more. The trainers I had were incredibly fun and made the experience ten times better with their energy and excitement. I would definitely attend next year’s CADCA training. 

Now that I have a better understanding of different strategies, I can help the rest of my coalition understand the strategies too.”

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