Director of Projects: Ted N. Strader, M.S., C.P.S.
Ted N. Strader is the Director of all major projects at the Council on Prevention and Education: Substances, Inc.
He earned a Bachelor's degree in English and a Master's degree in Community Development from the University of Louisville.
had extensive professional training in chemical dependency treatment, prevention and family relations.
has raised millions in dollars through grants, contracts and fundraising, in order to implement projects on alcohol and drug abuse prevention, solvent inhalation prevention and research, parent education, and voluntarism.
In addition, Mr. Strader
has published several books, curriculums, articles, and films and has presented papers, keynote addresses, seminars and workshops at many local, state and national conferences on drug abuse.
research on solvents led to new legislation in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the United States.
Mr. Strader has served as a consultant on personal and family life skills, violence prevention, and alcohol and drug prevention to innumerable public and private organizations including national associations, federal agencies, state agencies, hospitals, treatment agencies, Universities, Athletic Departments, the United States Army, prisons, local departments of corrections, and 1000's of schools, professional agencies, mental health centers and community groups over the past 25 years.
Mr. Strader was founder of the National Association of Prevention Professionals and Advocates, and is a former member and past President of the National Prevention Faculty with several other prominent preventionists.
Mr. Strader is the lead author/program developer for all COPES, Inc. programs.
direction COPES has received several distinctive honors and awards.
In the early 90's Mr. Strader was involved in drug abuse prevention consultation in Ghana, West Africa where he was awarded an Honorary Doctoral Degree in Education by the St. John Bosco's Teachers' Training College.
In 1997 Mr. Strader served as a citizen ambassador on substance abuse prevention and traveled to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Prague to share his knowledge and skill with his international colleagues.
programs have received the National Prevention
Network's Exemplary Program Award four times.
This four-time recognition by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, the National Association of State Alcohol
and Drug Abuse Prevention
Directors and the National Prevention
Network is unprecedented.
published curriculum, Creating Lasting Family Connections, is listed on the National Registry of Effective Prevention Programs and Practices, is recognized as a National Model by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's
Center for Substance Prevention, as a Model Family Strengthening Program by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and as a Promising Program by the U.S. Department of Education
Creating Lasting Family Connections was further honored by the International Youth Foundation
and is included as a model program for international replication through YouthNet.
In March of 2001, the President's Office of National Drug Control Policy gave COPES
a Special Recognition Award for "providing quality drug prevention services to the nation."
Currently Mr. Strader serves as Project Director of all Federal Grants that COPES operates.
We at COPES
are proud of the leadership provided to our organization by Mr. Strader