What Is PI/CPC?
Public Information and Cooperation with the Professional Community (PI/CPC) serves two purposes:
- provides accurate AA information to the public when requested through sharing resources and offering live and virtual presentations from members of AA
- provides information about AA to those who have contact with alcoholics through their profession including:
- health care professionals‚ educators‚ clergy‚ law enforcement‚ court officials and those working in the field of alcoholism
The Valley Service Center PI/CPC is responsible for carrying the message to the local public at large and creating greater understanding of the AA program.
We accomplish this by communicating with TriValley community groups, using media and holding Public Information meetings.
We seek to share information about AA with those professionals and individuals who come into contact and work with alcoholics.
Our efforts are guided by a desire to further mutual understanding between AA and professionals. We seek only to increase awareness of AA without affiliating.
TRI-VALLEY PI/CPC COMMITTEE
Tri- Valley Fellowship Room 2
3rd TUESDAY every month
OUR PRIMARY PURPOSE
CARRY THE MESSAGE OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS TO OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY BY SHARING INFORMATION ABOUT AA TO THE PUBLIC AND TO THE PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY
- Help us distribute ZOOM Meeting information to our community
- Learn how to present Public Information to Non-Alcoholics
- Create community contacts and schedule A.A. presentations
- Set priorities for the committee
- Be a liaison for PI/CPC to your home group
Cooperation with the Professional Community (CPC)
Our Public Information/ Cooperation with the Professional Community (PI/ CPC) committee can provide a virtual or in-person presentation.
During the presentation:
- We provide information about Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.)
- to know what A.A. is
- what A.A. does
- how to get in touch with A.A.
- We want EVERYONE to know about A.A. so that when they encounter an alcoholic, they will know how to refer that alcoholic to A.A. Otherwise, ignorance of A.A. may lead to more alcoholic deaths!
“Professionals who work with alcoholics share a common purpose with Alcoholics Anonymous: to help the alcoholic stop drinking and lead a healthy, productive life. We can serve as a source of personal experience with alcoholism as an ongoing support system for recovering alcoholics.”Information For Professionals, AA.org
Members of the PI/CPC Committee carry the A.A. message by:
- conveying information and establishing communication about A.A.
- to the media
- the general public
- the professional community (as well as students in those professions).
- Our competence to speak about alcoholism is limited to A.A.’s 12 Step recovery program. We cooperate, but do no affiliate with outside organizations and causes.
- We provide free literature such as these links below:
- This is A.A.
- Understanding Anonymity
- Is There a Problem Drinker in Your Workplace? To employers, supervisors and personnel professionals
- Information for Professionals
- An Open Letter to Health Care Professionals
- A Message to Corrections Professionals
- A.A. as a Resource for the Health Care Professional
- Gives information about the Fellowship and describes some approaches that health care professionals use in referring problem drinkers to A.A.
- Members of the Clergy Ask About Alcoholics Anonymous
- A.A. and the Armed Services
Public Information (PI)
- We offer in-person and virtual presentations about Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) for:
- middle schools
- high schools
- community centers
- health fairs
- treatment facilities
- rotary clubs
- anywhere A.A. can help!
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