Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Potty Press

As various media are wondering how to survive the development of online media, here's a communication medium I hadn't seen before - the Potty Press.  The message tells parents it's illegal to serve allow underage folks to drink alcohol in their homes.  This is, as best I can tell, a project of the CMCA:
Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol, or CMCA are a community organizing effort designed to change policies and practices of major community institutions in ways that reduce access to alcohol by teenagers by using environmental strategies.

Environmental strategies are focused on changing aspects of the environment that contribute to the use of alcohol and other drugs. Specifically, environmental strategies aim to decrease the social and health consequences of substance abuse by limiting access to substances and changing social norms that are accepting and permissive of substance abuse.
And Volunteers of America Alaska:
Volunteers of America Alaska is a national faith-based nonprofit providing a ministry of services dedicated to the relief of human suffering and the advancement of social justice. Founded in 1896 by Christian social reformers, Maud and Ballington Booth, we continue to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities. We began providing residential substance abuse treatment for adolescents in Alaska in 1981. Our services have grown to include programs to meet needs of children, adolescents, families and the senior community. 

 I'm not sure what the relationship with Alaska Red Ribbon Coalition entails, but they have their logo on the website too:
The Red Ribbon Coalition is funded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy's Drug Free Communities program. Our long-term goal is to reduce substance abuse among youth in Anchorage. The Coalition contributes to the community by strengthening collaborations and supporting the city's prevention efforts. SAMHSA's Strategic Prevention Framework is the model used to assist the Coalition in implementing prevention work. This includes on-going assessments of the community, capacity building, planning & implementation of activities, and evaluation of our efforts. 
And the Office of National Drug Control Policy?  They're the War on Drugs folks:

The Office of National Drug Control Policy was established by the National Narcotics Leadership Act of 1988 (21 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.), effective January 29, 1989, reauthorized through the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 1988 (21 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), and again reauthorized through the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2006 (21 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.).
The Office of National Drug Control Policy assists the President in establishing policies, priorities, and objectives in the National Drug Control Strategy. It also provides budget, program, and policy recommendations on the efforts of National Drug Control Program agencies.

I really have not figured out what I think of all this.  I had no idea where these photos would lead me.  Maybe someone else reading this can tell me what it means.  

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