Welcome and introductions (5-10 minutes).
Why we’re here (5 minutes). Give a brief statement of purpose explaining why methamphetamine use is a local concern. Provide some statistics (use web resources on page 8) and exampled of local crimes in which methamphetamine was a factor. Ask audience members to list their questions. Write them on an easel or overhead.
Show video DRUG WARS: Crank County (24 minutes).
Audience Review (15-20 minutes). Allow audience members to give some reactions to the program. Use the Discussion Questions (pages 4-5) to lead them through a review of the program. Do you plan to ask them for something – such as for help in planning the next meeting or for a commitment to start a Community Watch program? This is the time to bring it up – when the images are fresh in their minds.
Break (5-10 minutes).
Local experts panel – investigators, rehab counselors, drug enforcement agents, and other authorities with expertise about local issues (20-30 minutes). Bring in a local expert or panel of experts to talk about the solutions presented in the video and to answer questions from the audience. If you don’t have a panel, continue the discussion by asking audience members to brainstorm about how you can get the word out to the entire community about the need for local drug prevention efforts. List their ideas and find out who is willing to follow up.
Sample Meeting Agenda