“The Blunt Truth: Communities Dealing With Marijuana”

We will be screening this at Caring Communities on Thursday, August 25th –bring a lunch and join us at 1 PM! Or, you can sign up for it by following the links below.

 A FREE, Public Domain Video Program
Available as a C-Satellite Downlink and as an On-Demand Webcast
Thursday, August 25th, 2011  
1:00-2:00 PM ET
The attitudes about marijuana are changing. Fewer 8th and 10th graders believe smoking marijuana is dangerous. These declines in the perception of harm invariably precede increases in substance use. Today, more 10th and 12th grade students smoke marijuana than cigarettes. Several states have medical marijuana laws on the books and more states are considering putting these types of initiatives on the ballot. Coalitions need the latest information in order to effectively deal with this issue.
During this hour-long program, The Blunt Truth: Communities Dealing with Marijuana, hear how coalitions are getting their prevention message out as laws and attitudes change. Learn the best ways to educate the public about marijuana’s harmful effects on the developing brain. Find out how coalitions are working with local and state governments on legislation and ordinances.
We’ll visit Fort Collins, Colorado to see how that city is dealing with almost two dozen dispensaries that have opened in just the past two years.
Key Concepts:
– Learn strategies to educate the public
– Gain new allies and strategies for community mobilization
– Find out how coalitions are working with governments on legislation and ordinances
Target Audiences: 
 This pre-recorded program is targeted to anyone interested in learning more about how coalitions are striving to educate the public about the developmental dangers of marijuana and how coalitions are working locally on legislation and ordinances to limit the effects of legalization. Coalitions, preventionists, educators, religious organizations, counselors, law enforcement officials, and parents could benefit from viewing this broadcast..  This program is also suitable for general public access television audiences.

Hosted By:
Mary Elizabeth Elliott, Vice President of Communications, Membership, and Information Technology, CADCA
Content Providers:
 Wanda Boone, Executive Director and Founder of Durham Together for Resilent Youth, “TRY”
 Wanda Boone founded her coalition in 2003 after decades of working with at risk youth and their families.  T.R.Y. operates programs for parents, youth, pregnant teens, and adjudicated youth.  She has more than 30 years experience in executive management.  Boone is President Obama’s Faith and Community Partnership representative for North Carolina and is one of the executive founding members of the East Durham Children’s Initiative, modeled after the Harlem Children’s Zone.  Boone earned an RN degree from the Englewood School of Nursing in Englewood, NJ.  She is a certified senior research associate and senior medical technologist at Duke University Medical Center.  
Jim Cooper,  Executive Director TOGETHER! & President Washington Assocation for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention (WASAVP)  
 Jim Cooper has 15 years of nonprofit, corporate and government leadership experience working with community organizations, governments and businesses to achieve positive outcomes for people and for the environment.  In addition to his work at TOGETHER!, he is the president of the Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention (WASAVP), and a member of the statewide coalition to reduce underage drinking, RUaD.   As an Army veteran and political activist, Cooper works to stand up for issues that affect health and safety.  Cooper studied at Colorado State University and has an Associate of Arts Degree from Whatcom Community College.
Beth Shrader, Director, Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition, Vermont
 Beth Shrader has been the director of the Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition in Vermont since 2004. Prior to joining the coalition, Shrader was involved in non-profit management, higher education and volunteer administration for more than 20 years while living in New Jersey.
Shrader holds a degree from Rutgers University in Natural Resource Management and attended graduate school at NC State University in forestry. 
This program is sponsored by the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) and produced by the Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training Program (MCTFT),  a division of the Center for Public Safety Innovation at St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, Florida.  
 Availability:  These programs are available via satellite over C band and the DOD/DETN satellite networks, private network carriers and selected community cable access stations. They are also available as an on-demand webcast via the internet for those without satellite access.  Only one point-of-contact need register for each viewing location. Final satellite coordinates and webcast links will be provided to all registered site co-ordinators 3-5 days prior to the broadcast date.
Click Here To Register For This Free Program 
 Also, Don’t Forget:
September 29th 2011:  CADCA’s  “Coalition Fundamentals
A preliminary description….


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