ERIC Number: ED221788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
What You Can Do: A Citizen's Guide to Community Organizing for the Prevention of Alcohol, Other Drug, Mental Health and Youth Problems.
Yoast, Richard; And Others
This manual is an introduction to community organizing for those who wish to work for the prevention of alcohol, drug, youth, mental health or other social problems. The materials show how to analyze a community and decide what problems need to be corrected, and then how to set goals and choose the best method of change. The manual also gives ideas to help group functioning, including strategies for increasing leader and meeting effectiveness. A list of additional resources is also provided, including perspectives on making community change, carrying out products, and identifying resources for group meetings. In addition, moderator guidelines are offered to assist the leader or facilitator in handling problems that may come up at group meetings. (JAC)
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Citizen Participation, Community Programs, Drug Abuse, Leadership Styles, Mental Health, Organizational Objectives, Planning, Prevention, Program Development, Youth Problems
Wisconsin Clearinghouse, 1954 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53704.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Other Drug Information, Madison.