training & Evaluation

The Training and Evaluation Committee assists with matching substance misuse trainings to community needs, seeking and coordinating training opportunities and resources, providing technical assistance to communities to implement evidence-based programs. This group also supports the sustainability of the coalition by assessing and evaluating PEP and its subcommittee’s programs, reviewing data to assist PEP to set priorities, reviewing and releasing PRIDE data to the media and marketing workgroup for community release, and identifying and collaborating on funding for priority programs. 

Goal

Increase access to evidence-based training and curricula. Support the sustainability of prevention efforts through assessment, evaluation, fundraising, programming, and leveraging funds through collaboration. 

Conferences attended Annually 

WV SADD Conference: West Virginia’s preeminent peer-to-peer education, leadership, and development organization. PEP seeks to send 10 youth and 3 chaperones to this conference every year. Youth are selected based off their membership and attendance with their school prevention group, WUW, or YLT. 

SADD National Conference:  Students Against Destructive Decisions is a national group whose mission to empower young people to successfully confront the risks and pressures that challenge them throughout their daily lives.  PEP sends youth and chaperones to attend and participate in the SADD National training conference when funding is available. 

CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) National Forum: CADCA’s National Leadership Forum is a four-day conference packed with multiple adult and youth-oriented opportunities to learn the latest strategies to fight substance misuse and hear from nationally-known experts and policymakers with a full day dedicated to Capitol Hill events. The Forum is held in the Washington, DC area every year, normally the first week of February and brings together more than 2,700 participants representing community anti-drug coalitions, government leaders, youth, addiction treatment professionals, researchers, educators, law enforcement professionals, youth and faith-based leaders. PEP seeks to send youth and chaperones when funding is available. Youth are selected based off their participation and membership with the PEP coalition.

CADCA Mid-Year Training: Held for four days during the summer, the Mid-Year Training Institute offers in-depth, interactive training sessions geared specifically for community coalition leaders and staff. Mid-Year also includes two levels of training for the National Youth Leadership Initiative activities (i.e., Key Essentials and Advanced). PEP seeks to send youth and chaperones when funding is available. Youth are selected based off their participation and membership with the PEP coalition.

Training Opportunities

Prevention Training:  A variety of prevention trainings are provided at the quarterly PEP meetings.

Supported Trainings: https://www.marshall.edu/coefr/education-and-training/

Resources and Assistance

Resources: Check out our resource page to see PEP created resources, data, local and national resources.

Technical Assistance to Community Centers: PEP can provide statistics for funding or other resources as available to community centers upon request.

Resource Development: PEP can help develop programs or find resources through the identification of funding sources.