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Community Intervention in Indian Country. Community Intervention. Is your tribal community prepared to address a potential crisis or tragedy?. What is Community Intervention?.

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Community intervention in indian country

Community Intervention in Indian Country


Community intervention

Community Intervention

Is your tribal community prepared to address a potential crisis or tragedy?


What is community intervention

What is Community Intervention?

  • Community intervention is any organized, group action taken to prevent further harmful or risky behaviors by other community members.

  • Community matters

  • Intervention is NOT prevention.


Keys to success

Keys to Success

  • Outreach

  • Programming

  • Partnerships

  • Family Involvement

  • Cultural Relevancy

  • Readiness


A starting point

A Starting Point

  • What strengths does the community already possess?

  • What are the obstacles?

  • Who are your local partners?

  • Who is engaged?

  • What resources are available?


Community intervention model

Community Intervention Model

A place to start.


Eight step process

Eight Step Process


Identify the issue

Identify the Issue

Identify

Define

Assess

Set

Strategize

Develop

Implement

Evaluate

  • Broad definition

  • Presenting behavior

  • Underlying issue

  • Questions:

    • What population is affected?

    • Is the behavior geographically focused?

    • What services are affected?


Define community

Define Community

Identify

Define

Assess

Set

Strategize

Develop

Implement

Evaluate

  • Community definition should be issue specific

  • Working Group/Task Force/Team

    • Service industries/providers

    • Non-profit organizations

    • Community leaders

    • Law Enforcement

    • Affected Population

  • Think Local


Assess resources and readiness

Assess Resources and Readiness

Identify

Define

Assess

Set

Strategize

Develop

Implement

Evaluate

  • Resource Assessment

    • Current Efforts

    • Knowledge of Efforts

    • Leadership Support

    • Area Resources

    • Emotional Climate

    • Understanding of the Issue


Assess resources and readiness1

Assess Resources and Readiness

Identify

Define

Assess

Set

Strategize

Develop

Implement

Evaluate

  • Community Readiness

    • Emotional Climate

    • Understanding of the Issue

  • Stages of Readiness

    • Might vary across geographic areas, age groups, socio-economic groups, etc.


Stages of community readiness

Stages of Community Readiness


Assess resources and readiness2

Assess Resources and Readiness

Identify

Define

Assess

Set

Strategize

Develop

Implement

Evaluate

  • Affects and informs every facet of a successful intervention plan

    • Goals and Objectives

    • Strategies

    • Implementation


Set goals and objectives

Set Goals and Objectives

Identify

Define

Assess

Set

Strategize

Develop

Implement

Evaluate

  • Keystone for community intervention planning

  • Be clear, concise, and considerate

  • Be S.M.A.R.T.


S m a r t

S.M.A.R.T.


Develop strategies and action plan

Develop Strategies and Action Plan

Identify

Define

Assess

Set

Strategize

Develop

Implement

Evaluate

  • Include stakeholders identified while defining community in discussion

  • Each strategy should identify/consider

    • Stage of community readiness

    • Target population

    • Responsible team

    • Desired Outcome

  • Three types of strategies

    • Short term intervention

    • Long term intervention

    • Prevention


Create a timeline

Create a Timeline

Identify

Define

Assess

Set

Strategize

Develop

Implement

Evaluate

  • Culmination of all the previous steps

  • Should Include:

    • Dates set in goals and objectives

    • Regular meetings of stakeholders

    • Communication with your community

    • Evaluation

    • Evaluation results


Implement action plan

Implement Action Plan

Identify

Define

Assess

Set

Strategize

Develop

Implement

Evaluate

  • Refer often to the timeline

  • Prepare regular updates of work and communicate with your community

  • Be Flexible

  • Continue to assess community needs and changes

  • Evaluate, evaluate, evaluate


Evaluation

Evaluation

Identify

Define

Assess

Set

Strategize

Develop

Implement

Evaluate

  • Begin evaluating progress when implementation begins, build it into your timeline

  • Evaluation should be carefully crafted and used

    • A direct measurement of identified outcomes

  • In planning the evaluation consider

    • Development of a tool (if necessary)

    • Collecting data

    • Recording data

    • Interpretation

    • Presentation


Resources

Resources

  • Colorado State University’s Tri-Ethnic Center on Prevention Research: Community Readiness Model

  • Coalition for Juvenile Justice: Positive Youth Development

  • National Congress of American Indians: Indian Country Meth Initiative and Toolkit


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