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Community Coalitions Training: Organizing for Community-Level Change (Maui County)

Overview: This interactive training will focus on equipping coalitions with the necessary skills and tools to build an effective advocacy structure to impact community-level change on youth drug and alcohol problems. This training will enable coalitions to think differently about coalition membership makeup and what role members can play in the implementation of environmental strategies. It will also help coalitions identify which groups are missing and what roles require filling within the coalition structure. Coalitions will utilize their community data, logic models, and identified environmental strategies to assess their current and potential organizational membership and identify new recruitment opportunities that will assist in the successful implementation of their environmental strategies. The training will also take participants through the initial action steps necessary to begin the implementation their environmental strategies (i.e. Policy Action Steps). Day three of the training will specifically focus on building coalition capacity to impact alcohol-related issues at the statewide and cross-county level. The day will focus on building a statewide organizational structure among the coalitions, assessing and planning of state-level environmental strategies, and developing a 12-month action plan.
When: Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018, 9:00 AM –Thursday, Aug 2, 2018, 4:30 PM
Where: Courtyard by Marriott Maui Kahului Airport 532 Keolani Place Kahului, HI 96732
Registration for this event has closed.
Cost: Free
CEUs: 18 hours for Certified Prevention Specialist and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor Certifications (pending ADAD approval).

Training Objectives
• Identify concrete ways to recruit new, community-based members tied to specific coalition roles and responsibilities
• Identify the data needed to make the case for policy change and evaluation of the effectiveness of change
• Identify specific strategies and activities related to policy goals that tie to the coalitions’ logic models
• Engage grassroots, non-agency support in their policy efforts
• Employ Policy Action Steps 1-3 in their communities
• Complete an initial planning process on how to collaborate on state-level environmental strategies to address youth alcohol problems.

Audience: Open to all community coalitions within the State of Hawai‘i currently working on youth substance abuse prevention issues in their communities.
Coalitions are encouraged to send a minimum of two attendees to the training. Ideally (not required), one or more participants will be a non-paid volunteer coalition representative and/or an interested community member.