I'm the new Drug Awareness Chairman for our elementary school
PTA. How can I get parents interested and involved without
getting them too scared?
What a great question! Instead of planning a meeting devoted
to drug prevention and information, why not begin by using
just a minute or two of each monthly meeting to drop a few
facts or tips. You can use this website and those we link
to for ideas. Also use the newsletter if your school or PTA
has one. Just a quick tip - a few lines will do. This website
is maintained with federal funds so everything on it is in
the public domain (you don't have to ask for permission to
Read the local
newspaper diligently and look for topics that may be of immediate
concern. When you find that (maybe an article about local
Rave parties or an unsupervised teen party in the neighborhood)
use it as the catalyst for gathering information and presenting
it with a local expert to the PTA as a whole. And you've done
it - awareness and interest based on fact and presented with
a local twist! Good luck!
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