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From Paradise Lost to Paradise Found

• Originated in 1988 in response to Miami’s escalating cocaine epidemic.

• Over a quarter century of effective planning and community mobilization.

• Original architect of the Strategic Prevention Framework model for community planning and problem solving.

• Using national evidence-based best practices for children’s substance abuse prevention.

• Public health model for environmental change

• Strategic Prevention Framework and Community That Cares models for developing local community coalitions

• Promoting SBIRT protocols for screening adolescents for substance abuse

• Serving as community convener for needs assessment and problem solving

• Engaging community partners and stakeholders in collaborative ventures and systems change

• Conducting community needs assessments, resource analysis, strategic planning and evaluation

• Incubating local community coalitions to promote prevention in a large, multi-cultural county.

• A Florida licensed Level 1 Prevention Provider addressing root causes of substance abuse, crime and violence.

• Facilitator of drug-free workplace policies throughout the Miami-Dade business community

• Promoter of south Florida as a major US media market for broadcasting anti-drug messages

• Collaborator assisting local communities in generating millions of dollars of support for their community anti-drug efforts

• Successful implementer of multiple substance abuse prevention and reduction strategies addressing prevalent drug abuse issues

• Promoter of a regional and local network of coalitions working together to develop capacity and impact.

Stories of hope


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