COOPERATING WITH THE PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY

Description

The Area 13 Cooperating With the Professional Community (CPC) Committee coordinates service activities with local A.A. districts and A.A. groups to educate professionals, who may work with alcoholics, about the A.A. program. By educating these professionals about what A.A. does and does not do, they are more likely to refer their patients, clients, or employees with a drinking problem to Alcoholics Anonymous.

When they meet

Assembly Day / Weekend (Three times per year)

District pairing

District 2 (for 2019)

Forms/misc

Contact

cpc@area13aa.org

Responsibilities

  • The Area 13 Cooperation with the Professional Community Committee provides information to those who have professional contact with alcoholics, about what A.A. is and is not, and what A.A. does, and does not do

  • Attempts to establish good rapport and cooperation between the professional community and A.A. members at the Area, district, and group levels

  • Coordinates the flow of information about working with the professional community among the Area, districts, groups, and A.A. members

  • May provide G.S.O. approved literature, films, and other materials for functions within the concerns of the Committee

  • Coordinates information, efforts, and activities with other Standing Committees, Intergroup(s), districts, and groups within the Area on the concerns of Cooperation with the Professional Community

  • Other CPC Activities as listed in the AA Cooperating with the Professional Workbook Include:

  • Study C.P.C. Workbook and related A.A. literature and resources available on G.S.O.’s A.A. website: www.aa.org

  • Communicate and cooperate with Correctional Facilities, Treatment and Accessibilities, Public Information, and other C.P.C. committees to share experience

  • Hold workshops for members who want to learn about C.P.C. Twelfth Step service and how to share information about Alcoholics Anonymous with professionals they may come in contact with in their daily lives

  • Contact local professional schools that train future healthcare, legal/correctional or human resources/employment professionals and offer to do A.A. presentations

  • Contact professionals and offer to meet with them in their office to share information.

  • Utilize the About A.A. newsletter in your C.P.C. contacts with professionals. (Past issues can be found at www.aa.org.)

  • Utilize the C.P.C. Videos for Professionals

  • Invite local professionals to a breakfast or luncheon with a presentation explaining how A.A. can be a resource and explaining what A.A. is and is not

  • Contact Local Court Professionals And Offer A.A. presentations

  • Contact a military base or VA facility in your area to offer a presentation or meeting

  • Contact local physicians, hospitals and clinics and arrange for A.A. literature to be available in their waiting rooms, and develop a plan for how to keep the literature stocked

  • Let groups know the committee is available as a resource if questions or problems arise with the local courts.

  • Invite professionals and professional students to attend an open meeting.

  • Contact the C.P.C. desk at G.S.O. to request a PowerPoint presentation that can be adapted for local needs

  • Create a display for use at professional meetings and conferences

  • Contact local professional organizations and offer A.A. presentations and/or investigate opportunities to have an A.A. table/exhibit at their meetings or conferences

Resources

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