Phases of Communities That Care
Phase One: Getting Started
Begin the Communities That Care Process
Phase Two: Organizing, Introducing and Involving
Engage and Orient Key Leaders and your Community Board
Phase Three: Develop a Community Profile
Assess and identify prevention priorities and gaps in current response to those priorities.
Phase Four: Create a Community Action Plan
Create a plan to implement and evaluate tested, effective programs
Phase Five: Implementing and Evaluating the Community Action Plan
Implement and evaluate the plan; revisist as news Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) data is released; refine as needed
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EPISCenter is funded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare to support high-quality implementation of evidence-based prevention & intervention programs. PCCD is a state-level planning & coordinating agency designed to prevent delinquency, substance use, and violence.
The EPISCenter is a project of the Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, College of Health and Human Development, Penn State University. The PRC is actively engaged in conducting high-quality research in the prevention field and supporting the wide-spread dissemination of prevention programs.