ERIC Number: ED302765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Take Action against Drug Abuse: How To Start a Volunteer Anti-Drug Program in Your Community. ACTION/DA Publication No. 987.
ACTION, Washington, DC.
ACTION, the Federal Domestic Volunteer Agency, offers this guide as a reference for anyone seeking to expand volunteer drug abuse prevention activities in the United States. This guide leads interested persons through the first steps of developing a volunteer prevention program. It proceeds in a logical progression, from defining the problem, to setting a goal, to setting up a volunteer organization, raising funds, and getting publicity. The guide points out some of the pitfalls to organization creation and management and gives advice for navigating around them. It assists users through a maze of federal acronyms, phrases, and publications. The guide lets organizations know they are not alone in the desire to tackle and eliminate drug abuse in America. It notes that ACTION awards grants to local parent and community-based organizations and that these grants are matched almost dollar for dollar by private, state, and local funds. This guide highlights 12 of ACTION's grantees which serve populations ranging from 761 to over 3,000,000 people. The projects are presented to serve as a comparison for the user's community size and resources and to represent the great work being accomplished by concerned parent groups and community organizations across the nation. Additional resources are listed, including names and addresses of government agencies and useful publications. (ABL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ACTION, Washington, DC.