Communities That Care guides communities through a proven five-phase change process. Using prevention science as its base, CTC promotes healthy youth development, improves youth outcomes, and reduces problem behaviors.
CTC helps communities prevent problems before they develop. Many see dramatic reductions in levels of youth alcohol & tobacco use and crime & violence.
The CTC process begins with a youth survey to identify a community’s risks and strengths. Based on these data, CTC helps communities select and implement tested & effective prevention programs and policies. CTC also helps amplify programs already working.
CTC’s Social Development Strategy is employed throughout, to foster positive youth development…» Learn more
Communities That Care is an ongoing process. When communities follow the phases below, their young people flourish.
Communities get ready to introduce CTC. They work behind the scenes to:
Communities form a board or work within an existing coalition. After recruiting community board members, they:
Communities assess community risks and strengths—and identify existing resources. The community board and workgroups:
The community board creates a plan for prevention work in their community, to:
In this final phase, communities:
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