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Red Ribbon Week

October 23 - 31

 


Summit for Danny
Local Climb

Saturday, October 25

SAVE THE DATE!

 


Summit for Danny Spain

May 18-28, 2015

Reserve your spot now!

Hike the legenday Camino del Santiago to raise funds for the Daniel Bryant Youth and Family Center.

 

Parents: Join the Santa Barbara Committed Campaign...


by pledging to make your home a safe place where alcohol is not served to teens. Take the pledge by clicking the button below. 

 

PARENT PLEDGE

 


 

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A collaborative effort to provide parents with up-to-date information and concrete tools.

 

 



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Council on Alcoholism & Drug AbuseBuilding a Safer,
Healthier Community

 

The mission of the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse is building a safer, healthier community by preventing and treating alcoholism and drug abuse.

 

We welcome you to our website, invite you to learn more about our many programs throughout Santa Barbara County, and hope you will consider supporting our work. If you or a friend or family member need help with a substance abuse problem, our knowledgeable and professional staff is available to answer any questions you have and provide assistance or referral as needed. Please call us at (805) 963-1433 for further information.  

 

 

 


Join us for the Mission for Mentors Telethon!

Thurday, Sept. 18 on KEYT-TV from 5:00 - 8:00 PM

 

Each year the Fighting Back Mentor Program and KEYT Channel 3 team up to produce the “Mission for Mentors” Telethon. This prime-time media event recruits mentors for the many children in Santa Barbara who are waiting to be matched with a positive adult role model. Filmed live at Center Court in the Paseo Nuevo Mall, the Telethon provides the perfect opportunity for the community to come together in support of Santa Barbara’s youth.

 

The Fighting Back Mentor Program matches at-risk area youth with adult mentors who provide academic, social, and emotional support. Anne Smith Towbes founded the Telethon and calls the Mentor Program “one of the most vital in Santa Barbara County, changing our community one child at a time."

 

Join us for interviews with local children and their mentors, a performance by 2012 Teen Star winner, Rachel La Commare, and more. Please consider becoming a mentor to one of the 80 children on our waiting list. Mentoring is a great way to change a young person’s life by offering just one hour per week of your time. Volunteer mentors make a commitment to help young people fulfill their potential to lead positive, productive, and rewarding lives. Mentors do make a difference!

 

Want to start the process of becoming a mentor right now? Visit our Mentor Resource Center for instructions on how to apply.

 

Thanks to our sponsors: Armand Hammer Foundation, Venoco, Paseo Nuevo, and Tremblay Financial!

 


 

Friday Night Live Youth Leaders Attend Statewide Youth Traffic Safety Summit

 

 

On September 13 - 14,  nine students from Carpentaria High School, San Marcos High School, Dos Pueblos High School, and Santa Barbara High School attended the Youth Traffic Safety Summit in Anaheim, CA. The purpose of the summit was to educate students on the dangers of distracted driving, as it's the leading cause of death for teens. The summit also focused on developing participants' leadership skills, and motivating them to be advocates for themselves and their peers. Students also participated in skill-building workshops with over 400 students from across California. Congratulations to our FNL Youth Leaders!

 



CADA's Teen Court Plus Program Featured in SAMHSA Video

 

 

CADA is one of ten agencies in the nation to receive a federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) to provide substance abuse treatment to youth who are diverted from the juvenile justice system through our Teen Court program. This video highlights CADA's program, with commentary from local leaders, about its effectiveness, as well as similar programs being offered by the other grantees across the country.

 


 

For Parents:
The Most Important Conversation
You Can Have

 

Does it surprise you to know that parents are the most powerful influence in a child’s life — greater than peers, popular music, television, celebrities and the media?

 

Kids who consistently learn about the risks of drugs from their parents are 50% less likely to use drugs and alcohol than those who do not.

Talking to your kids about the risks of drugs and alcohol isn’t as hard as you think. CADA's Parent Resources page offers links to some great web sites that provide free, easy to use tools and tips to help you have ongoing conversations with your kids to keep them healthy and drug-free. We also publish a Parent Newsletter with time sensitive information on the local teen party scene and other information parents need to know to keep their children safe and healthy. Click here to subscribe.

 

Santa Barbara Committed Parent Pledge

CADA and Santa Barbara Fighting Back are launching a new campaign, called Santa Barbara Committed, to engage the entire community in supporting teens to stay alcohol and drug free. As a parent, you can join the campaign by pledging to make your home a safe place where alcohol is not served at parties where teens are present. Join over 400 parents who have taken the pledge to date. Parents can also opt in to have their contact information published so that other parents who take the pledge can contact them about teen parties and gatherings. This directory will remain private and will be accessible only to others who have agreed to be included in the directory. Know where your teens are and stay in touch with the parents of their friends. Click here to take the pledge.

 


 

Fighting Back Against
Alcohol & Drug Abuse

 

Santa Barbara Fighting Back

 

CADA is the administrative agency for Santa Barbara Fighting Back, a community collaborative that works together to plan and implement community-wide initiatives to address the problems caused by substance abuse.

 


Fighting Back
Mentor Program
Online Resource Center
 

Online Mentor Resource Center

The Fighting Back Mentor Program has launched an online resource center: www.mentor-center.org. This website offers mentors and others interested in the program with detailed information about how to become a mentor, or how to get involved in the program in other ways, like volunteering, donating, or helping to recruit mentors. Primarily, the purpose of the site is to provide resources for mentors on activities they can do with their mentee, community events, and in-depth articles on a variety of youth development topics and issues facing children and teens today. Topics cover every area of life — school, personal life, social life, health, substance abuse prevention, gang prevention, and more. It's also a great resource for parents! We hope you will visit the site, make use of the resources you'll find there and give us your feedback.

 

The Mentor Resource Center was made possible by a grant from The Towbes Foundation.

 


 

2012-2013 Annual Report

 

Download CADA's

2012-2013
Annual Report

In this Issue:

 

  • President's Message 
  • CADA's School-Based
    Programs
  • Daniel Bryant Youth
    & Family Center 
  • Project Recovery
    Adult Treatment Programs
  • Adult Counseling
    and Education Programs 
  • Financial Statement
  • The CADA Family of Support

 

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