Communities That Care Trainings
The purpose of CTC 101 is to educate & engage community members & local leaders about the CTC process & its effectiveness in reducing youth problem behaviors. The target audience for CTC 101 is community members and local leaders.
Key Leader Orientation (KLO)
The purpose of KLO is to orient key stakeholders to the prevention science research base and the CTC process, to enlist ongoing support of key leaders for the CTC planning system, and to build a high-functioning and sustainable CTC prevention coalition. The target audience of the KLO is local officials and key stakeholders from all sectors of the community.
Community Board Orientation (CBO)
The purpose of CBO is to orient community members to the prevention science research base and the CTC process, to enlist ongoing support of community members for the CTC planning system, and to build a high-functioning & sustainable CTC prevention coalition. The target audience for the CBO is community members and/or key leaders from all sectors of the community.
Community Assessment Training (CAT)
The purpose of the CAT is to collect & analyze community-specific risk & protective factors to serve as the focus of the Community Action Plan. The target audience for the CAT is a Risk and Protective Factor Workgroup, which should include approximately 10-15 participants.
Community Resource Assessment Training (CRAT)
The purpose of the CRAT is to collect & analyze data on existing resources that address prioritized Risk and Protective Factors to identify gaps in existing resources & create a plan to address those gaps. The target audience for the CRAT is a Resource Assessment Workgroup, which should include approximately 10-15 participants.
Community Planning Training (CPT)
The purpose of CPT is to develop measurable desired outcomes, select test-effective programs, policies, and practices to achieve identified outcomes, plan evaluation of community-level outcomes, and to develop a Community Action Plan. The target audience for the CPT is key leaders, community board members, and workgroup chairs.
Mobilizer Orientation Training (MOT)
The purpose of the MOT is to orient Mobilizers to the prevention science research base and the CTC process, to review project work plan & timeline, to identify & address any readiness issues, and to plan & prepare for KLO & CBO. The target audience for the MOT is the local Mobilizer and other staff directly related to the implementation of the CTC process.
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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.