Communities That Care
system provides strategic consultation, training and research-based tools to help the community work together to:
•promote the positive development of children and youth
•prevent adolescent problem behaviors—including alcohol and other drug use, delinquency, teen pregnancy, dropping out of school and violence.
The Communities That Care Model
Communities That Care
system has been designed to guide communities through five critical and challenging steps from community mobilization through outcomes evaluation.
Phase 1: Getting Started
Phase 2: Organizing, Introducing, Involving
Phase 3: Developing A Community Profile
Phase 4: Creating A Community Action Plan
Phase 5: Implementing and Evaluating the Community Action Plan
Communities That Care system is:
It involves all parts of the community in promoting healthy development.
It targets predictors of problems, rather than waiting until the problems themselves occur. It identifies and addresses priority predictors specific to your community, to promote positive development before young people become involved in problem behaviors.
Grounded in rigorous research from a variety of fields:
Customized to the Community
uses its own data-based community profile
develops a focused, long-range community action plan for building on existing resources and filling any gaps with new resources
chooses tested, effective programs, policies and practices that fit its profile, to fill identified gaps.
Communities That Care-Prince George
The CTC Board has completed Phase 4: Creating A Community Action Plan.
The accomplishments for this Phase are as follows:
The Community Board has:
- Identified priority risk and behavior outcomes for preventive action
- Worked with Dr. Catalano, Co-Founder of CTC to short-list a selection of prevention programs that respond to the community's unique risk and protection profile
Currently the CTC Board is preparing for Phase 5: Implementation by
- Reviewing and investigating implementation strategies for the
Positive Action program for Prince George
The Prince George CTC Board is made up of committed individuals representing various organizations in Prince George such as:
- Ministry of Children and Family Development
- School District 57
- Northern Health
- United Way of Northern B.C.
- Prince George Youth Corrections
- Youth Around Prince George (YAP)
- Prince George Family YMCA
- Children First
* This is not a complete list of all representatives/organizations involved with this initiative.