Tools and Resources You Can Use

Planning tools

  • Learn about your community by creating a community profile (Links to databases, examples of surveys...etc.)
  • Planning effectively. Tap into resources within your community with asset-mapping strategies

Researching the issue

  • Links to topical information on various child and family issues
  • Intervention and programming you could use in your community

Grant writing and funding

  • Grant writing tools
  • Search for possible funding opportunities

Community review and evaluation

  • Evaluation Documents

    Many publications to "better plan and implement credible and useful evaluations" from the University of Wisconsin-- Extension. Can view online or order print copies.

People who can help

General community development information

  • University of Missouri Community Development Program
    Take courses from the Community Development Academy.
    "The Community Development Academy is an intensive, experiential, five-day course (for noncredit or for three hours undergraduate or graduate credit), which explores ideas and develops practical skills for effectively involving and empowering local citizens and leaders in community-based efforts."
  • CYFERNet
    Information on various community development topics such as Building Coalitions and Building and the Sustaining Positive Change Training Program.
  • Community Toolbox
    from EZ/EC. Strategies for community development planning and implementation.
  • The Community Guide  Guide to community preventative services.  A free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community.

Thanks to members of the Project Family Support Advisory Group for their valuable contributions and to Cary Kaltenbach from the Missouri Department of Health for helping us in compiling many of the links.

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