Southeast Regional Support Center
What are Coalition Teams?
Coalitions Teams are the primary substance
abuse prevention initiative of the Missouri Division of Alcohol and Drug
Abuse. The Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse certifies a
neighborhood, city, or other self-defined community as a Missouri
Coalition Team when it meets certain established criteria.
At present time, volunteers from urban, rural and suburban
areas have created more than 190 teams throughout Missouri.
Technical assistance provided to each
coalition team through a network of Support Centers includes information about identification
of community needs and resources; development of action plans utilizing
effective research-based strategies/programs; leadership training; and
establishing an environment for collaboration with other community
groups. Additional technical assistance is provided through
community developmental specialists.
The Criteria for Coalition Team
- Organization of a Coalition Team is composed of a cross-section
of people within the geographical area represented. Each team must
have a team leader, and at least 10 members including both adults and
youth representing business, civic, educational systems, law
enforcement, health care, municipal governments, and religious
- Completion of a needs assessment of the community and development of
both short and long range plans to address the substance abuse issues
identified in the needs assessment.
- Completion of an orientation training to educate members regarding
alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse.
- Meetings at least quarterly. The team may meet more often in
order to accomplish its action plan. The team must show progress
toward implementing its action plan.
Southeast Regional Support Center Terms and
- Coalition Teams- the primary
substance abuse prevention initiative of the Missouri Division of
Alcohol and Drug Abuse. The Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
certifies a neighborhood, city, or other self-determined community as
a Missouri Coalition Team when it meets certain established
- The 40 Development Assets- Search Institute
based in Minneapolis, MN had identified 40 key development assets for
youth that make them less likely to engage in risky behaviors. The
Search Institute had implemented this research based prevention model
in communities throughout the country. For more information visit http://www.searchinstitute.org.
ACT MO or ACT Missouri- is a
private, not-for-profit corporation that is funded by the Division of
Alcohol and Drug Abuse. ACT MO is designed to serve as a
catalyst in solving social problems that challenge communities and
their families and youth. ACT MO supports community coalitions and
other community partners in their efforts to create healthy, safe and
drug-abuse free environments. More than 200 community teams are
affiliated with ACT MO and receive their technical assistance and
training. Their office is located at 428 East Capitol, Jefferson
City, MO 65101. You can contact them by phone at 573-635-6669.
Best Practices- Strategies and
programs which are deemed research-based by scientist and researchers
at the National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA), the national Center
for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), National Canter for Advancement
for Prevention (NCAP), National Office of Juvenile and Delinquency
Prevention (OJJDP), and /or The National Department of Education
(DOE). These are strategies and programs that have shown through
substantial research and evaluation to be effective at preventing
and/or delaying substance abuse.
CD- Community Development
Specialist. This is our liaison to the ADA. Joe Davidson is the CD
for the Southeastern Regional Support center. He is located 1107
Kingshighway, Rolla, MO 65401. You can contact him by phone at
CSAP- Center for Substance Abuse
Prevention located in Maryland. Their address us CSAP, c/o Substance Abuse
& Mental Health Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville MD
20857. You can call them at (301) 443-5700.
CSAT- Center for Substance Abuse
Treatment located in Maryland. Their address is CSAT, c/o Substance
Abuse & Mental Health Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville
MD 20857. You can call them at (301) 443-0365.
The Division (aka ADA)- The
state level Division on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. The central office
is located in Jefferson City. Our Southeastern Region office is
located at 1107 Kingshighway, Rolla, MO 65401.
DMH- Department of Mental Health.
DMH is based in Jefferson City. Their address is 1706 E. Elm, P.O. Box
687, Jefferson City MO 65102. You can call them toll free at
1-800-364-9687, and you can check out their web site at http://modmh.state.mo.us.
Model Programs- These are programs
that receive the highest level of endorsement, and must meet the
following criteria: it must be science-based (research or evidence
based); it must be effective; reviewed by the national Registry of
effective Prevention Programs; receive federal approval; and the program
developers must agree to CSAP approval. For more information, you can
NCADA- National Council on
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse- St. Louis Area. This not-for-profit
community health organization is located at 8790 Manchester, St.
Louis, MO 63144. Their phone is 314-962-3456 and fax is 314-968-7394.
Their website is www.ncada-stl.org.
NCADA is the Eastern Regional RADAR Site, the Eastern Regional Support
Center for the C2000 Program and the Parent agency of TREND.
NIDA- National Institute of
Alcohol Abuse. The NIDA office is located at 6001 Executive Boulevard,
Room 5213, Bethesda, MD. You can contact them by phone at 301-443-1124
Regional Support Center- The
Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse has designated Southeast Missouri
State University as a Regional Support Center, which is required to give technical assistance to all
Coalition teams. There are several regional Support Centers across the
state. The Southeastern Regional Support center
Director is Dr. Edward Leoni, and along with Prevention Specialists
Wendy Blankenship and Jim Maginel can be reached at 573-651-5153.
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Southeast Regional Support
Phone: 573-651-5153 Fax: 573-651-2856
2003 Southeast Missouri State
Parker #204/205, Mail Stop 7650
Last Updated: April 8, 2008