CICAD developed an evidence-based curriculum on substance use prevention, treatment and recovery for faith-based organizations in 2020.

The course is designed for staff of faith-based organizations that work with the issue of addictions in Latin America and the Caribbean.

In 2019, CICAD organized an initial conference with experts from the Americas and senior officials from Christian institutions to discuss the religious content as a cross-cutting theme of the curriculum, and the alignment between Church practices and scientific theories. 

Objectives
  • Offer a spirituality curriculum for faith-based organizations in the Americas on the subject of substance use prevention, treatment and recovery.
  • Promote evidence-based education about substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery in faith-based organizations of OAS member states.
Activities
  • Development of a curriculum on substance use prevention, treatment and recovery for faith-based organizations.
  • Establishment of an advisory committee for the Americas with experts and high-level officials from faith-based organizations to review and disseminate the training materials.
More Results
Results
Capacities strengthened for staff of faith-based organizations that work with people with substance use disorders.
Expansion and strengthening of the network of religious organizations working with people with substance use disorders through active participation.
Awareness was increased by conducting training events using the curriculum for faith-based organizations.
Beneficiary Countries
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Argentina
Barbados
Barbados
Belize
Belize
Brazil
Brazil
Canada
Canada
Chile
Chile
Colombia
Colombia
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Dominica
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Ecuador
El Salvador
El Salvador
Grenada
Grenada
Guatemala
Guatemala
Guyana
Guyana
Haiti
Haiti
Honduras
Honduras
Jamaica
Jamaica
Mexico
Mexico
Panama
Panama
Paraguay
Paraguay
Peru
Peru
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Suriname
Suriname
The Bahamas
The Bahamas
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
United States of America
United States of America
Uruguay
Uruguay
Team
Jimena Kalawski
Chief, Demand Reduction Unit
Alfonso Abarca
Specialist
José Luis Vazquez
Specialist
Andrea Escobar
Senior Program Officer
Isabella Araújo
Senior Program Officer
María Virginia García
Program Officer