Association of Adventist Parents (AAP)

An organization developed as a specific means of helping meet the increasing drug problem in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, especially for those who may already be involved in chemical or other dependencies. Initiative for AAP as an organization came from the grass roots level, beginning with an informal group of 13 parents meeting in Washington, D.C., to discuss forming a parent support movement within the church. Exploratory meetings determined the feasibility of such an organization and climaxed in a mass rally of parents, educators, and church leaders who called for immediate action. Formal organization was completed on Apr. 27, 1985, in Atlanta, Georgia, at which time bylaws were adopted and a board of directors was chosen, along with a panel of educational and professional advisor...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.