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Documenting the Petals through Resource Mapping

Coordinating Youth Services

California Youth Council Institute

May 14 - 15, 2002


Resource mapping
Resource Mapping

  • What is the purpose of mapping?

  • What information are you looking for - essential question will determine what information you get

  • “The quality of our decisions is directly related to the qualify of the information we receive”


Why map
Why map?

  • Identify petals on the local daisy

  • Identify partners and programs

  • Better understand available resources

  • Identify ‘targets of opportunity’ to build a stronger service network


Three approaches to mapping
Three Approaches to Mapping

  • Organizational mapping -- connect the Youth Council to a larger network

  • Community asset mapping -- community capacity inventory, especially for specific groups

  • Community-youth mapping -- develop comprehensive data on youth services


Organizational mapping
Organizational Mapping

  • How does “X” relate to community organizations and resources?

  • Primarily as a tool for organizational development

  • Document existing and potential links to other orgs, individuals, resources, institutions


Police

Career Center

Court

System

Parents

Schools

College

Housing

Authority

HometownYouth Council

CSL

FosterCare

Boy Scouts

Girl Scouts

Churches

Employers

YMCA


Services

Sectors

People

College

Parents

Education

Police

Mayor

Superintendent

Housing

Court

System

HometownYouth Council

Publisher

Churches

Employers

FosterCare

Bus Company

Boy Scouts

Girl Scouts

YMCA

Career Center

CSL


Community asset mapping
Community Asset Mapping

  • Community development based on capacity, assets, skills within area

  • Just like ‘positive youth development’ -- don’t just focus on problems, needs, deficits.

    • Never enough funds

    • Tends to isolate investment in solutions

    • Over-reliance on outside experts


The bible for asset mapping
The ‘Bible’ for Asset Mapping

  • Building Communities from the Inside Out: A Path Toward Finding and Mobilizing a Community’s Assets

    • John Kretzmann

    • John McKnight


Using an asset map
Using an Asset Map

  • Depict information on community links

  • Shows potential new links in existing network

  • Shows your interactions with other organizations

  • Find volunteers, board members or referrals

  • Focuses on organization's goals, projects and structure, which could contribute to a strategic planning process

  • Shows your work is not done in a vacuum.


Steps for asset mapping with a youth focus
Steps for Asset Mapping -- with a Youth Focus

  • Develop a capacity inventory for each youth

  • Build an inventory of assets and resources across the community

  • Build connections between youth and community institutions

  • Connect with resources outside community


Community youth mapping
Community Youth Mapping

  • What is it?

    • Resource mapping focuses on what communities have to offer by identifying their assets and resources that can be used for building communities.

  • 10 step process

    • Academy for Educational Development/Center for Youth Development and Policy Research


Resource mapping1
Resource Mapping

  • Why do it?

    • A way to find new resources

    • Organizations/staff see potential new links to their existing network

    • Identify service gaps

    • Use as strategic planning tool

    • Provide broader access to data by all youth partners


Cym steps

Community involvement

Advisory Group

Project management (day-to-day ops)

Pre-planning

Staffing and personnel

Training

Field work

Data entry and analysis

Dissemination plan

Evaluation and maintenance

CYM Steps


Resource mapping2
Resource Mapping

  • What range of youth service categories will you look at:

    • employment

    • education

    • training

    • human service

    • WIA elements


Resource mapping3
Resource Mapping

  • Impact

    • baseline information

    • youth involvement- youth perspective

    • advocacy for youth services

    • improved quality of program decisions and services

    • youth summit


Practical uses of cym
Practical Uses of CYM

  • Timing and availability of existing services

  • Identify service gaps

  • Community/system marketing

  • Program quality improvement

  • Sources of youth for referral into daisy

  • Programs and resources for joint planning

  • Benchmarking and performance review


Mapping websites
Mapping Websites

  • Web based -

    • Samples: Cape Cod, NJ, Virginia

      http://www.communityyouthmapping.org

    • youth council/YO site http://brocktonrise.communityos.org

    • urban community system http://www.bostonresourcenet.org/

    • statewide resource directory http://www.communityconnection.org


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