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School, Employer, & Community Presentations


CADA Educators can make one-time presentations to educate  groups about the dangers and effects of substance abuse. Let us tailor a presentation for YOUR group. For employers this is an excellent addition to any substance abuse Employee Assistance Plan and a great way to promote a safe and drug-free environment. 

H.E.R.O Kids


Healthy, Empowered, Resilient, Open Kids Program (H.E.R.O. Kids) is an evidence-based support group program for children and youth ages 4-17 who have had, or are at risk for having, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). HERO Kids provides participants with the skills and support they need to rise above adversity, stay in school, and stay free of drugs, violence, and crime.

HERO Kids utilizes Curriculum-Based Support Groups (CBSG), an evidence-based curriculum listed on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Registry for Evidence-Based Programs and Practices. Program sessions include developmentally-appropriate activities designed to promote:

  • Autonomy

  • Social competence

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Interdependence

  • Refusal skills

  • Sense of purpose and future

  • Conflict resolution skills

  • Healthy coping skills

CADA provides the HERO Kids Program to schools in Greater New Orleans, and program participants are selected by the school’s social worker and/or counselor.


Too Good For Drugs (TGFD)


Skill development is at the core of Too Good for Drugs, a universal social and emotional learning-focused prevention program designed to mitigate the risk factors and enhance protective factors related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use. The program introduces and develops social and emotional skills for making healthy choices, building positive friendships, communicating effectively, and resisting peer pressure.


Too Good for Drugs teaches five essential social and emotional learning skills, which research has linked with healthy development and academic success:

  • Goal Setting

  • Decision Making

  • Identifying and managing emotions

  • Bonding with pro-social peers

  • Communicating effectively


CADA teaches TGFD & TGFDV in both public and private schools throughout Greater New Orleans, as well as summer camps in partnership with the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC). 

Greater New Orleans HIV Capacity-Building Initiative (GNO HIV-CBI)


CADA’s GNO HIV-CBI program is a SAMHSA-funded project designed to increase our community’s capacity to prevent and reduce the onset of substance abuse and transmission of HIV and Viral Hepatitis among high-risk populations in Orleans Parish ages 18-24, including people of color (POC) and/or members of the LGBTQ community.

GNO HIV-CBI’s goals are directly aligned with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy to:

  • Reduce new HIV infections

  • Increase access to care and improve health outcomes for people living with HIV

  • Reduce HIV-related disparities and health inequities

  • Achieve a coordinated statewide, local and national response to the HIV epidemic

GNO HIV-CBI incorporates a variety of evidence-based interventions, such as: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (S-BIRT); Community PROMISE; CLEAR; Many Men Many Voices (3MV); and Safe in the City. GNO HIV-CBI also utilizes a Young Adult Advisory Team (YAAT) to inform and guide social media campaigns and other environmental strategies. YAAT members serve as trained peer educators to increase awareness and build capacity to sustain program success in the future. 

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