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MARKETING FAMILY ADVOCACY

Holiday Spots


INSTRUCTIONS FOR ARMY FAMILY ADVOCACY PROFESSIONALS

These Holiday public service announcements are provided by Strong Families, Strong Soldiers and the Army Family Advocacy Program to assist local radio stations in making this a safer community for parents and children. You should be able to copy and paste them into a word processing document, edit them to fit your installation's requirements, and then print them on your own stationery.

Use them as they are provided, or change them to meet your local needs.

Be sure to get these to your radio stations by November 20 each year!


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Positive Messages for Strong Families: Holiday Help

Holiday Stress Reducers:
Public Service Package for November-December 1996:

Index:

Titles in this Flight


1. Fair Trade
2. Neighborhood Santa
3. Taking the Kids Out
4. Christmas help: Watching kids
5. Sledding
6. Dinner
7. Phone Call
8. Wish Lists
9. At the Mall

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For further information on using this resource, contact
Tom Hanna, Marketing Specialist, Strong Families, Strong Soldiers

POSITIVE PARENTING INFORMATION: FOR IMMEDIATE USE UNTIL DEC. 31

Contact: (Your Name)
Family Advocacy Program
(Your Installation Name and Address)
(Your Phone Number)

PSA # 1: FAIR TRADE


ANNCR: The Family Advocacy Program and this station -- your companions for the holidays.

WOMAN 'S VOICE: I'm great at a lot of things, but I'm always running out of ideas on what to do with the kids when they are out of school. So imagine my surprise when my friend Maria called me and offered to take the kids to that new holiday movie! Well, I didn't dare say yes, but you know what she said? She asked me if I could make her one of my famous banana breads in return. I told her, "Maria -- you've got a deal."

ANNCR: Taking some time off to share with friends and their kids during the holidays can be both fun and helpful. For more information on giving parents and their kids a hand any time of the year, call The Family Advocacy Program at: (Your Phone Number). Learn how you can help a neighbor. Call (Your Phone Number).

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Time: 1 minute (160 words)
Campaign Type: Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Source: How to Save the Children
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POSITIVE PARENTING INFORMATION: FOR IMMEDIATE USE UNTIL DEC. 25

Contact: (Your Name)
Family Advocacy Program
(Your Installation Name and Address)
(Your Phone Number)

PSA # 2: NEIGHBORHOOD SANTA


ANNCR 1: The Family Advocacy Program and this station -- your companions for the holidays.

WOMAN: When I was little, one of our neighbors used to dress up as Santa, come to our houses on Christmas Eve, and give us each a present. It was great. I used to love it. So I was thinking that maybe we could get one of our friends around here to dress up as Santa for the kids in our neighborhood this Christmas Eve. What do you think?

ANNCR: Taking time to be with your friends and their kids can be both fun and helpful, and makes the season brighter for everyone. For more information on giving parents and kids a hand at any time of the year, call The Family Advocacy Program at: (Your Phone Number) . Learn how to lend a hand. Call (Your Phone Number).

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Time: 1 minute (146 words)
Campaign Type: Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Source: How to Save the Children
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POSITIVE PARENTING INFORMATION: FOR IMMEDIATE USE UNTIL DEC. 31

Contact: (Your Name)
Family Advocacy Program
(Your Installation Name and Address)
(Your Phone Number)

PSA # 3: TAKING THE KIDS OUT


ANNCR 1: The Family Advocacy Program and this station -- your companions for the holidays.

ANNCR 2: The holidays are here, and that means the busiest time of the year is, too. Everyone's running around shopping and getting things ready, and then -- the kids come home until next year! Of course we all love our kids and are happy to have them home, but it can get pretty hectic. Why not give a parent you know a breather and take the kids sledding, or maybe to a kids' movie? Give parents a break this holiday season. It's that easy.

For more information on giving parents and their kids a hand at any time of the year, call The Family Advocacy Program at: (Your Phone Number). Call (Your Phone Number).

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Time: 1 minute (137 words)
Campaign Type: Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Source: How to Save the Children
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POSITIVE PARENTING INFORMATION: FOR IMMEDIATE USE UNTIL DEC. 25

Contact: (Your Name)
Family Advocacy Program
(Your Installation Name and Address)
(Your Phone Number)

PSA # 4: CHRISTMAS HELP FOR PARENTS: WATCH KIDS


ANNCR 1: The Family Advocacy Program and this station -- your companions for the holidays.

ANNCR 2: The holidays are special times for families and friends. But it gets hard to get all your shopping, baking, cooking, cleaning, wrapping, decorating, and everything else done when the kids get home from school... and don't go back until next year! So take some time off for yourself and someone you know, and watch their kids while they go shopping. Help to make the holidays as special as we all dream they are!

For more information on giving parents and kids a hand at any time of the year, call The Family Advocacy Program at: (Your Phone Number) . That's (Your Phone Number)

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Time: 45 seconds (128 words)
Campaign Type: Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Source: How to Save the Children
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POSITIVE PARENTING INFORMATION: FOR IMMEDIATE USE UNTIL JAN. 5

Contact: (Your Name)
Family Advocacy Program
(Your Installation Name and Address)
(Your Phone Number)

PSA # 5: SLEDDING


ANNCR 1: The Family Advocacy Program and this station -- your companions for the holidays.

MAN: Happy holidays, Judy! Ready for the kids to be going back to school?

WOMAN: Does it show?

MAN: I know exactly how you feel. I love my kids more than anything, but they've got a LOT more energy than I do. Hey, my brother and I are taking our kids sledding Saturday. Why don't yours come along? It'll be a great afternoon, and they'll get to see their friends.

WOMAN: I would love to relax for a few hours Are you sure you wouldn't mind?

MAN: I wouldn't ask if I did! We'll pick them up at eleven.

WOMAN: Then let's work something out where your kids come to our house later in the week.

ANNCR: Taking time off to be with your friends and their kids during the holidays can be both fun and helpful. For more information on giving parents and their kids a hand at any time of the year, call The Family Advocacy Program at: (Your Phone Number). Lend a hand. Call (Your Phone Number).

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Time: 1 minute (167 words)
Campaign Type: Holiday stress-reducers
Source: How to Save the Children
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POSITIVE PARENTING INFORMATION: FOR IMMEDIATE USE UNTIL JAN. 2

Contact: (Your Name)
Family Advocacy Program
(Your Installation Name and Address)
(Your Phone Number)

PSA # 6: DINNER


ANNCR 1: The Family Advocacy Program and this station -- your companions for the holidays.

ANNCR 2: The holidays are special times for families and friends. They're also a good excuse to invite someone over who you don't often get to see. So have a family you know over for dinner. Be sure to make one of your favorite meals. Take a little time to spend with people you don't see as much as you want to! Share yourself and the spirit of the season!

For more information on giving parents and their kids a hand at any time of the year, call The Family Advocacy Program at: (Your Phone Number). Lend a hand. Call (Your Phone Number).

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Time: 45 seconds (105 words)
Campaign Type: Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Source: How to Save the Children
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POSITIVE PARENTING INFORMATION: FOR IMMEDIATE USE UNTIL JAN. 5

Contact: (Your Name)
Family Advocacy Program
(Your Installation Name and Address)
(Your Phone Number)

PSA # 7: PHONE CALL

ANNCR 1: The Family Advocacy Program and this station -- your companions for the holidays.

(TWO WOMEN ARE TALKING ON THE PHONE. SOUND OF KIDS YELLING, BABY CRYING IN BACKGROUND OF WOMAN #2.)

WOMAN #1: So how are you doing, Barb? How are your holidays?

WOMAN #2: (SIGHS) Okay. These kids, though. I love them more than anything, but I just don't know what to do with them all this time they're home. I've done everything I can think of.

WOMAN #1: My Josh has been asking when he can see his friends while he's home. Why don't your boys come over tomorrow afternoon? They can all play in the snow or something.

WOMAN #2: Kristen, you're an angel. I've got so much to do to get the house ready for our relatives, and I just didn't know what I was going to do about the kids! Tell you what -- next week I'll take them all to that new kids' movie.

ANNCR: Taking some time off to share with other parents and their kids is both fun and helpful, especially at this time of the year. For more information on giving parents and their kids a hand at any time of the year, call The Family Advocacy Program at: (Your Phone Number).

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Time: 1 minute, 15 seconds (181 words)
Campaign Type: Holiday stress-reducers
Source: How to Save the Children
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POSITIVE PARENTING INFORMATION: FOR IMMEDIATE USE UNTIL DEC. 25

Contact: (Your Name)
Family Advocacy Program
(Your Installation Name and Address)
(Your Phone Number)

PSA # 8: WISH LISTS

ANNCR 1: The Family Advocacy Program and this station -- your companions for the holidays.

ANNCR 2: The holidays are special times for families and friends. But for some parents, they can be hectic, depressing, rough, and overwhelming. You can help a stressed parent this holiday season! If a child you know shares his wish list with you, see if there's something you can do to make one of those wishes come true. Help parents make this time of year as special as we all dream it is!

Taking time off to share with friends and enjoy the holidays can be both fun and helpful. For more information on giving parents and their kids a hand at any time of the year, call The Family Advocacy Program at: (Your Phone Number).

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Time: 1 minute (125 words)
Campaign Type: Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Source: How to Save the Children
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POSITIVE PARENTING INFORMATION: FOR IMMEDIATE USE UNTIL DEC. 25

Contact: (Your Name)
Family Advocacy Program
(Your Installation Name and Address)
(Your Phone Number)

PSA # 9: AT THE MALL

ANNCR 1: The Family Advocacy Program and this station -- your companions for the holidays.

(TWO WOMEN MEET AT A MALL. SOUNDS OF CROWDS, CHRISTMAS MUSIC [JINGLE BELLS] IN BACKGROUND.) WOMAN #1: How are your holidays going?

WOMAN #2: Holidays? Are there holidays now?

WOMAN #1: (LAUGHS) Uh, oh. I'll bet the kids are getting you pretty frazzled.

WOMAN #2: You could say that.

WOMAN #1: Hey, we've got some kids' movies at home. Why don't you all come over tomorrow afternoon -- they can watch whatever they want, and you and I can have some coffee and relax! How does that sound?

WOMAN #2: Wonderful. Absolutely wonderful.

WOMAN #1: Come at twelve and we'll have lunch.

ANNCR: Spending time with your friends and their kids to enjoy the holidays can be both fun and helpful. For more information on giving parents and their kids a hand at any time of the year, call The Family Advocacy Program at: (Your Phone Number).

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Time: 1 minute (141 words)
Campaign Type: Holiday stress-reducers
Source: How to Save the Children
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