Tackling Meth Toolkit
A webcast interview with Kaleen Deatherage of prevention and treatment non-profit Oregon Partnership featured a national 'Tackling Meth' tool kit for communities struggling with methamphetamine problems, according to an Oregon Partnership press release on July 19.
The toolkit includes a training PowerPoint slide library that allows users to customize presentations and a step-by-step Community Action Guide.
"Our guides provide effective strategies for mobilizing community support, for enlisting the support of the media in the battle, and for tackling meth right at the grass roots level", said Deatherage.
In addition to the toolkit, Deatherage discussed Oregon's successful public awareness campaign and recent anti-meth legislation strictly limiting pseudoephedrine sales.
The interview, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration and taped by KATU TV in Portland, was part of a national review of community strategies to combat meth use.
The Tackling Meth toolkit provides community coalitions, business leaders, faith-based organizations, parent groups, schools, law enforcement, health care professionals, civic groups and other community leaders with proven and effective prevention practices, and techniques for neighborhood involvement and community action. It also offers assistance to families dealing with drug addiction and a link to resources. It is, in short, one-stop shopping for those involved in the fight against meth, and can make all the difference as you mobilize your community.
The Tackling Meth Tool Kit is actually two guides in one! Open the red side, and The Community Education Tool can help you deliver information to communities through a master methamphetamine PowerPoint library with over 140 slides. Flip the guide over and open the blue side and the Community Action Guide shows you step-by-step how to mobilize your community to take action in the fight against meth.
For more information on the toolkit, visit: www.orpartnership.org