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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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