You have been working at the Madison County Probation Office for approximately 6 months now. Your supervisor has given you your 6-month employment evaluation, which was excellent. As a result, your supervisor has informed you that he is to choose one of the probation officers on his staff of 45 to be appointed to a committee on alcohol use and abuse. This committee is being put together by the County Board of Supervisors. Your supervisor asks you to be part of this committee, which you excitedly agree to do.
At your first committee meeting, the committee chair divides the 30 individuals into smaller subcommittees to explore specific areas of alcohol use and abuse. You are assigned to the prevention and treatment committee along with 8 other individuals. The committee is made up professionals from various disciplines, including probation, parole, corrections, addiction, substance/alcohol abuse, social work, psychology, psychiatry, and pharmacology. The board of supervisors has asked that your committee focus solely on prevention issues relating to adults (not minors).
As a committee, you should all meet to discuss what specific prevention recommendations would be effective with adults (those over age 21). This discussion should take place in the form of a group chat or in the group Discussion Board.
My Group Portion: 3 paragraphs or so
The efficiency of each of the 3 prevention strategies: counteradvertising, health model and merchant training.
Which prevention strategy do you personally believe would be the most effective, and why?
Which prevention strategy do you believe would be the least effective, and why?
Which prevention strategy would you recommend for adult males, and why?
Do you believe that the strategy that you identified as the most effective is cost-effective? Support your position with facts.
As a subcommittee member, rank the 3 prevention strategies in order of the most valuable to the least valuable, and explain your position.