Westshore Young Leaders to Attend Training Institute

Students from the Westshore Young Leaders will join more than 1,500 substance abuse prevention specialists from across the country at Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA) 2015 Mid-Year Training Institute in Indianapolis from August 2 to August 6. The week-long training will take place at the JW Marriott.  

CADCA’s Mid-Year Training Institute is a one-of-a-kind intensive training opportunity, offering more than 70 half-day and two-day courses geared toward helping participants find solutions to their community’s toughest substance abuse problems. Attendees participate in a variety of lecture and hands-on sessions to expand their knowledge in prevention science and to improve their skills in implementing evidence-based strategies to reduce drug and alcohol use.

This year’s program will feature a number of renowned experts in the field of substance abuse prevention, with keynote remarks by Michael Botticelli, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy; Kana Enomoto, Deputy Principal Administrator for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; and Karla Sneegas, Branch Chief for the CDC’s Office of Smoking and Health.

 “We are fortunate to be able to spend a week with other similar organizations from across the country, learning and honing our skills so we can more effectively prevent drug and alcohol abuse,” says Noreen Kyle, School Prevention Specialist. “We hope to return reenergized with new strategies under our belt to tackle drug use and its associated problems in our western suburbs.”

CADCA’s program will cover a wide range of topics – everything from how to prevent prescription drug abuse and reduce heroin use to how to create tobacco-free environments, reduce impaired driving and develop policies to reduce marijuana use and underage drinking.

We are training our Westshore Young Leaders to work collectively to create community change.


Noreen M. Kyle

Noreen Kyle is an employee of the Westshore Enforcement Bureau, drug task force. She is the school prevention specialist for the Westshore Young Leaders Program. The services of the WYLN program encompass Bay Village, Fairview Park, Lakewood, North Olmsted, Rocky River and Westlake.

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Volume 3, Issue 2, Posted 12:41 PM, 08.05.2015