ERIC Number: ED350518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
The Future by Design: A Community Framework for Preventing Alcohol and other Drug Problems through a Systems Approach.
Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Substance Abuse Prevention.
Prevention research and demonstration studies are finding that coordinated prevention efforts that offer multiple strategies, provide several points of access, and coordinate and expand community opportunities are a most promising approach to preventing alcohol and other drug problems. To meet the need for direction, the Office for Substance Abuse Prevention initiated a project for developing a Community Prevention System Framework. This framework is based on the results of that survey plus recommendations from a broad cross section of community members. It also encompasses what is being learned from prevention theory, research, and program development related to at-risk populations. This framework offers direction for communities beginning to develop a prevention system as well as affirmation, encouragement, and new ideas for those communities already engaged in the process of system development. These topics are included in the framework: (1) initiating a community-wide prevention effort; (2) providing leadership; (3) maintaining the momentum; (4) implementing activities; (5) building resources; (6) assessing the impact of prevention efforts; (7) developing partnerships through cooperation, coordination, and collaboration; and (9) using the framework in multiethnic communities. (ABL)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Community Involvement, Community Role, Drug Abuse, Prevention, Program Development
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, P.O. Box 2345, Rockville, MD 20852; or Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Substance Abuse Prevention.