Main Street Foundations: Building Community Teams
Presented by Debbie Blasiar
(1 hour, 56 minutes)

Do you know ...

  • why people join community groups or organizations?
  • what a grass-roots community group is? what community mobilization is?
  • the principles that community mobilization is based upon?
  • the six developmental stages community groups go through?
  • how to activate or start a prevention-focused community group?

Research and practice indicate that for community team training and community mobilization to be effective, some preliminary steps are critical. In this session Debbie Blasiar of the Southwest Regional Center for Drug-Free Schools and Communities presents a program that provides educators and community members with the knowledge and skills needed to activate prevention-focused community teams. Topics addressed include an overview of community organizations, concepts of community mobilization, and how to activate a prevention-focused community team.