Vickie Adams, Coalition Coordinator
Circles of San Antonio
Community Coalition
The coalition’s mission is to create change
through collaboration with communit...
Coalition Member of the Year 2012
Maricela Morales, Bexar County Juvenile
Probation
Coalition Structure
How do we as a
community or as a
coalition make the
desired change?
How coalitions operate
1. Analyzing Information About the Problem,
Goals, and Factors Affecting Them
1. Analyzing Informat...
Seven Strategies
for Community Change
1. Providing Information
2. Enhancing Skills
3. Providing Support
4. Enhancing/ Redu...
Bexar County
Youth and Young Adults
Age Range 2010 Census
Under 5 years old 130,087
5-9 years old 130,307
10-14 years old ...
Seven Strategies
for Community Change
1. Providing Information
2. Enhancing Skills
3. Providing Support
4. Enhancing/ Redu...
New View of
PreventionFamily Services Association Prevention Staff
What Are
Developmental Assets?
Building Blocks for Raising
Healthy Children and Youth
Background—Grounded in extensive
res...
#4 Caring Neighborhood
#5 Caring School Climate
#8 Youth as resources
#9 Service to others
#13 Neighborhood boundaries
#14...
#21 Achievement Motivation
#26 Caring
#27 Equity and Social Justice
#28 Integrity
#29 Honesty
#30 Responsibility
#32 Plann...
Fiesta-Bexar County Proclamation
Remember the Red Prevention Day at
Fiesta Carnival 2013
Remember the Red 2013
Advocacy- 83rd Legislature
BOYD BAXTER
Coalition Specialist
Circles of San Antonio
Environmental Strategies
• Incorporate prevention efforts that affect the entire
population
• Identify a community problem...
Problem: Under-age Drinking
• Average age of first alcohol use >12 years old
• 61% of youth reported having used alcohol
•...
Under-age Drinking Parties
• Parties are high risk settings for binge drinking and
consequences associated drinking
• Alco...
Cost of Underage Drinking in Texas over
$6 Billion a year
Under-age Drinking Parties
• “UTSA Police Sergeant Geoffrey Merritt said the key to keeping crime rates
down is stopping u...
Social Host Accountability
• Social Host
• An individual who provides alcohol to minors in a home or other
private propert...
Social Host Training 2012
Controlled Party Dispersal Training
Zero Alcohol for Youth Campaign
• A youth led, youth driven, adult supported community-
wide campaign to promote awareness...
Zero Alcohol for Youth
Zero Alcohol for Youth Campaign
When parents “make deals” with youth, or allow their
children to drink as long as they pro...
What can you do to help?
Act as a
Community
Lifeguard
Report underage
drinking parties to
law enforcement
Work to Reduce
A...
CONTACT US!
Vickie Adams
Boyd Baxter
coalition@sacada.org
Office - 210-225-4741
sacada.org
www.Facebook.com/Circlesofsa
Yo...
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Circles of San Antonio Community Coalition is a program of the San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse SACADA). This presentation was used during a new SACADA board member orientation.

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  • The coalition members are a collection of various talents, backgrounds, and expertise. Our members are concerned members of the community, representing law enforcement, education, youth, corporate America, among many others. We believe the more diverse the coalition, the higher chance we have being successful in achieving our goals and fairly representing every sector of the community. Shelah Simmons is our Coalition Chairperson. Shelah is a local business owner and has been actively involved with our coalition since 2008. She average 10-15 hours per month on coalition work. We have made great strides in making sure the coalition chair is the spokesperson for the coalition because the more Shelah is in the public eye as a volunteer coalition chair the more we are likely to attract more community members to join the coalition. Shelah guides the coalition members though our strategic vision and plan with Boyd and myself assisting the coalition with grant requirements, administrative function and as salesmen. Shelah was unavailable to attend today and sends her regards. On behalf of Shelah we want to thank the board for their dedication to SACADA and in turn the coalition. We would like each one of you to become spokespersons for the coalition in addition to SACADA. We want you to join our sales team. Daniel Pink says today selling is about persistence, empathy, and sharing of information.
  • The Coalition is funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The annual budget is 150,000. We have 2.25 staff on this grant. Boyd and a portion of Charles our data analyst. A coalition is a vehicle for bringing together various community and government sectors to develop and carry out strategies that have an impact on the whole community.
  • First you need to know what the problem is. Does San Antonio have a problem with alcohol or drugs?We have a underage drinking problem in San Antonio. 60% of youth have tried alcohol
  • Seven methods that can bring about community change have been adopted as a useful framework by CADCA. Each of these strategies represents a key element to build and maintain a healthy community.
  • How many can we reach? Do we wait till they start drinking, smoking to tell them to stop? How many red ribbons can we hand out? 654,626 If 60 % tried and we want that to be lowered. Do we target the 76 k?
  • Substance abuse prevention usually follows one of two basic approaches—behavioral, which focuses on individuals’ behavior, or environmental, which focuses on communities and attempts to change the environment that supports substance abuse.But research has shown that education alone is often ineffective. Programs that try to persuade students not to use alcohol by arousing fear do not work, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Instead, emphasizing the dangers of alcohol may attract adolescents who are risk-takers. Another approach to preventing underage drinking and drug use at any age seeks to change the environment that supports substance abuse. While education is included, these programs primarily look to change the factors that influence people to abuse mind-altering substances, such as easy access to alcohol and the failure to penalize illegal drug use. Environmental interventions include:Building support for public policies that reduce access to alcohol, illegal drugs and other mind-altering substances.Creating community coalitions to develop local solutions to reducing access.Using the media to highlight the problem of substance abuse and build support for community-based solutions.
  • No longer think of “just say no” to drugs
  • Since its creation in 1990, Search Institute’s framework of Developmental Assets has become the most widely used approach to positive youth development in the United States.Background—Grounded in extensive research in youth development, resiliency, and prevention, the Developmental Assets represent the relationships, opportunities, and personal qualities that young people need to avoid risks and to thrive.The Power of Assets—Studies of more than 2.2 million young people in the United States consistently show that the more assets young people have, the less likely they are to engage in a wide range of high-risk behaviors (see table below) and the more likely they are to thrive. Assets have power for all young people, regardless of their gender, economic status, family, or race/ethnicity. Furthermore, levels of assets are better predictors of high-risk involvement and thriving than poverty or being from a single-parent family
  • 8 nonprofit prevention agencies providing education and youth to Fiesta Family members. Changing Norms
  • Prevention Day at the Capitol February 2013Educating community members about underage drinking, training them how to speak to elected officials, practice these skills and then going with them to witness.Goal is many voices with the same message
  • Next time we present to the board we will cover our other strategy: Increasing the Alcohol Excise Tax. We have two years for the next legislative session. We will also cover advocacy vs. lobbying. We will be hosting a alcohol excise tax forum in the fall. We would like you to attend so you are ready in the 84th legislative session to talk to elected officials about excise tax as a prevention measure.
  • Coalition Orientation for SACADA Board Members

    1. 1. Vickie Adams, Coalition Coordinator
    2. 2. Circles of San Antonio Community Coalition The coalition’s mission is to create change through collaboration with community stakeholders to educate and motivate individuals, families, organizations and institutions with the goal of preventing and reducing alcohol and substance abuse.
    3. 3. Coalition Member of the Year 2012 Maricela Morales, Bexar County Juvenile Probation
    4. 4. Coalition Structure
    5. 5. How do we as a community or as a coalition make the desired change?
    6. 6. How coalitions operate 1. Analyzing Information About the Problem, Goals, and Factors Affecting Them 1. Analyzing Information About the Problem, Goals, and Factors Affecting Them 1. Analyzing Information About the Problem, Goals, and Factors Affecting Them 1. Analyzing Information About the Problem, Goals, and Factors Affecting Them 2. Establishing Vision and Mission 2. Establishing Vision and Mission 2. Establishing Vision and Mission 2. Establishing Vision and Mission 3. Defining Organizational Structure and Operating Mechanisms 3. Defining Organizational Structure and Operating Mechanisms 3. Defining Organizational Structure and Operating Mechanisms 3. Defining Organizational Structure and Operating Mechanisms 5. Developing and Using Strategic and Action Plans 8. Developing and Using Strategic and Action Plans 5. Developing and Using Strategic and Action Plans 8. Developing and Using Strategic and Action Plans 6. Arranging Resources for Community Mobilization 6. Arranging Resources for Community Mobilization 6. Arranging Resources for Community Mobilization 6. Arranging Resources for Community Mobilization 7. Developing Leadership 5. Developing Leadership 7. Developing Leadership 5. Developing Leadership 8. Implementing Effective Interventions 9. Implementing Effective Interventions 8. Implementing Effective Interventions 9. Implementing Effective Interventions 9. Assuring 4. Assuring Technical Assistance 9. Assuring 4. Assuring Technical Assistance 10. Documenting Progress and Using Feedback 12. Documenting Progress and Using Feedback 10. Documenting Progress and Using Feedback 12. Documenting Progress and Using Feedback 11. Making Outcomes Matter 11. Making Outcomes Matter 11. Making Outcomes Matter 11. Making Outcomes Matter 12. Sustaining the Work 10. Sustaining the Work 12. Sustaining the Work 10. Sustaining the Work A. AssessmentA. Assessment B. CapacityB. Capacity D. ImplementationD. Implementation C. PlanningC. Planning E. EvaluationE. Evaluation 4. Developing a framework or model of change 7. Developing a framework or model of change 4. Developing a framework or model of change 7. Developing a framework or model of change 1Best processes identified through a literature review conducted by Dr. Renee Boothroyd, University of Kansas – used with permission. Best Processes1 for Implementing the Strategic Prevention Framework
    7. 7. Seven Strategies for Community Change 1. Providing Information 2. Enhancing Skills 3. Providing Support 4. Enhancing/ Reducing Access 5. Changing Consequences 6. Physical Design 7. Modifying/Changing Policies
    8. 8. Bexar County Youth and Young Adults Age Range 2010 Census Under 5 years old 130,087 5-9 years old 130,307 10-14 years old 128,117 15-19 years old 132,660 20-24 years old 133,455 total 654,626
    9. 9. Seven Strategies for Community Change 1. Providing Information 2. Enhancing Skills 3. Providing Support 4. Enhancing/ Reducing Access 5. Changing Consequences 6. Physical Design 7. Modifying/Changing Policies Education/ Awareness (Individual Strategies) Environmental Strategies (Entire Community)
    10. 10. New View of PreventionFamily Services Association Prevention Staff
    11. 11. What Are Developmental Assets? Building Blocks for Raising Healthy Children and Youth Background—Grounded in extensive research in youth development, resiliency, and prevention, the Developmental Assets represent the relationships, opportunities, and personal qualities that young people need to avoid risks and to thrive. http://www.search-institute.org/
    12. 12. #4 Caring Neighborhood #5 Caring School Climate #8 Youth as resources #9 Service to others #13 Neighborhood boundaries #14 Adult Role Models #17 Creative Activities #18 Youth Programs
    13. 13. #21 Achievement Motivation #26 Caring #27 Equity and Social Justice #28 Integrity #29 Honesty #30 Responsibility #32 Planning and decision making #35 Resistance Skills #39 Sense of Purpose
    14. 14. Fiesta-Bexar County Proclamation
    15. 15. Remember the Red Prevention Day at Fiesta Carnival 2013
    16. 16. Remember the Red 2013
    17. 17. Advocacy- 83rd Legislature
    18. 18. BOYD BAXTER Coalition Specialist Circles of San Antonio
    19. 19. Environmental Strategies • Incorporate prevention efforts that affect the entire population • Identify a community problem • Implement proven cost effective strategies producing widespread behavior changes in community norms, structures, systems, and policies • Lead to long term outcomes in reducing substance use and abuse
    20. 20. Problem: Under-age Drinking • Average age of first alcohol use >12 years old • 61% of youth reported having used alcohol • Early onset of alcohol consumption leads to misuse and dependence • Alcohol use is seen as a right of passage • Teens and young adults (under 21) report that they get access to and consume alcohol in social settings such as parties, friends, peers, family • 63% of secondary students • 78% of college students
    21. 21. Under-age Drinking Parties • Parties are high risk settings for binge drinking and consequences associated drinking • Alcohol provided free or at low cost • Often unsupervised; sometimes with parental/adult permission • Increased risk for DUI/DWI, riding with drunk driver, sexual assault, violence, injuries, vandalism
    22. 22. Cost of Underage Drinking in Texas over $6 Billion a year
    23. 23. Under-age Drinking Parties • “UTSA Police Sergeant Geoffrey Merritt said the key to keeping crime rates down is stopping underage drinking.”
    24. 24. Social Host Accountability • Social Host • An individual who provides alcohol to minors in a home or other private property and/or is the “responsible party” of a social setting where underage drinking occurs • Accountability • Hold the responsible persons accountable • Educating and developing Community Advocates • Report underage drinking parties to law enforcement • Educate the public on the costs and dangers of underage drinking • Advocate for Social Host Accountability Social Host Forum – Friday, June 14, 2013
    25. 25. Social Host Training 2012
    26. 26. Controlled Party Dispersal Training
    27. 27. Zero Alcohol for Youth Campaign • A youth led, youth driven, adult supported community- wide campaign to promote awareness and implementation of Texas’ Zero Tolerance law on youth alcohol use. • Teaches youth to be community advocates • Utilizes youth in community engagement, and environmental strategy process Zero Alcohol for Youth training Saturday, June 1, 2013
    28. 28. Zero Alcohol for Youth
    29. 29. Zero Alcohol for Youth Campaign When parents “make deals” with youth, or allow their children to drink as long as they promise not to drink and drive, youth are more likely to drink in other places not typically supervised by adults (like parties), to drive after drinking, or ride with a driver that has been drinking. Youth get the message from adults that underage drinking isn’t so bad.
    30. 30. What can you do to help? Act as a Community Lifeguard Report underage drinking parties to law enforcement Work to Reduce Access to Alcohol in Your Own Home Be a Spokesperson Educate the public on the costs and dangers of underage drinking Advocate for Social Host Accountability Join our Coalition Help your community build awareness Learn about other strategies that are effective at reducing underage drinking
    31. 31. CONTACT US! Vickie Adams Boyd Baxter coalition@sacada.org Office - 210-225-4741 sacada.org www.Facebook.com/Circlesofsa You’re an essential piece! Spread the word about what is being done in your community and get daily updates on the issues through our social networking pages

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