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Chapter 3. Community Prevention Partnerships and Collaborations. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP). Created by Anti-Drug Abuse Act 1986. Focus is to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and other drug(ATOD) problems nationwide.

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chapter 3

Chapter 3

Community Prevention Partnerships and Collaborations

center for substance abuse prevention csap
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
  • Created by Anti-Drug Abuse Act 1986.
  • Focus is to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and other drug(ATOD) problems nationwide.
  • Primarily focused on influencing attitudes and practices of ___________________.
  • Target group includes “high risk youth” whose environment or lifestyle puts them at high risk of developing problems.
high risk youth csap
“high risk youth”-CSAP
  • Economically disadvantaged youth
  • School drop outs or those at risk of drop out
  • Pregnant teenagers or teenage parents
  • Children of alcoholics or substance users
  • ___________________________
  • Runaway or homeless youth
  • Abused or neglected youth
  • _____________________
  • Users of gateway drugs (alcohol, tobacco, marijuana)
assessing community readiness
Assessing Community Readiness
  • What risk factors are present?
    • Transient population
    • Norms supporting drug use
    • Drug dealing/ crime
    • Absence of alternatives
  • What drugs are being abused?
  • Who is abusing?
  • Where does drug abuse take place?
  • What data is available about the nature and extent of local drug problem?
  • Others listed on page 81
factors associated with readiness
Factors Associated with Readiness
  • Problem definition
  • Recognition of the problem by community
  • Existence of and access to resources
  • __________________________
  • Energy to mobilize and sustain prevention
  • Networking with and support of stakeholders
  • Talent and leadership structure
community partnerships
Community Partnerships
  • A “systems” approach to prevention
    • Prevention efforts made through coalitions and collaborations within the community
      • Health services
      • ____________________________
      • Law enforcement
      • Judicial organizations
      • Treatment services
      • Business community
      • Government agencies
      • ________________________
      • Recreational organizations
community action groups
Community Action Groups
  • ______________________________________________________________________________
    • MADD
    • STIK
    • WRAP
    • DADD
desirable prevention strategies
Desirable Prevention Strategies
  • Comprehensive vision covering all segments of the community and all aspects of community life
  • A wide sharing of this vision, agreed upon by groups and citizens across the community
  • _____________________________________________________________________________________
  • Avoidance or resolution of severe conflict that might reflect misunderstandings about a partnerships basic purpose
desirable prevention strategies1
Desirable Prevention Strategies
  • Decentralized units, encouraging participation and action at small area or neighborhood levels
  • Non disruptive staff turnover of a reasonable rate
  • Extensive prevention activities and support for local prevention policies
four types of communities
Four Types of Communities
  • _______________
    • Middle or working class communities where substance abuse problems are newly rising.
      • Best Approaches
        • High awareness activities
        • Coordination activities
        • Policy action
four types of communities1
Four Types of Communities
  • _______________
    • Resources poor communities where substance abuse problems are newly rising.
      • Best Approaches
        • Policy action
        • Creation of prevention infrastructures
four types of communities2
Four Types of Communities
  • Type C
    • __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
      • Best Approaches
        • Policy action
        • Creation of prevention infrastructures
        • Reduce antagonisms between residents and service providers
        • Resident mobilization
        • Activities to restrict the supply of drugs
four types of communities3
Four Types of Communities
  • Type D
    • Communities where drug production is an implicit part of the community economy.
      • Best Approaches
        • Reduce mixed messages
        • Activities to restrict the supply of drugs
prevention activities and policies
Prevention Activities and Policies
  • Awareness activities
    • _______________________________________________
    • Press releases, posters, and pamphlets
    • Fundraisers
    • Media announcements
  • Program activities
    • Alternative programs for youth
    • Media campaigns
    • Employment programs
    • Workplace programs
    • ______________________________________________________
    • Coordination of community organizations
  • Prevention Policies
    • Gun/ free drug school zone
    • Local control of liquor licenses
    • School substance abuse and weapons suspension policies
    • ________________________________________________________________________
    • Pre employment and random drug testing
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