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close this bookDrug Education: Programmes and Methodology - An Overview of Opportunities for Drug Prevention (EC - UNESCO, 1995, 41 p.)
close this folderII. The planning process of drug education
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View the documentDrug abuse assessment
View the documentDeveloping prevention goals and objectives
View the documentIdentification of resources
View the documentDetermining the content and selecting methods of the prevention programme
View the documentImplementation
View the documentEvaluation
View the documentProgrammes, target groups and intermediaries

Identification of resources

A whole range of resources, besides money, educational materials etc., are needed to meet the goals of prevention programmes. Expert knowledge of specific issues is required, as is cooperation with media and press officers, support of local community boards and councils and collaboration with rehabilitation and treatment services. It is recommended that a checklist of needs and available resources be drawn up.

An essential part of the planned prevention programme is, of course, the identification and collection of funds and grants. Sometimes the latter are already at the disposal of a prevention organisation, for example, because they have been requested by a local government to initiate a prevention programme. In many cases money is not available or funds are insufficient to start the programme. There are several sources of finance foundation grants, government grants and community fundraising, the latter probably being best known to local prevention organisers. Beside fundraising and requesting grants, beneficiaries of the prevention programme could be asked for a contribution, either to cover all or some of the costs involved, for instance, purchasing educational materials.