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  1. 3-1 Community Assessment Training

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  3. To provide the knowledge and skills necessary for collecting archival data for the risk and protective factor assessment. 3-3 Community Assessment Training

  4. 1. Define archival data and its uses. • 2. Identify what archival data should be collected. • 3. Identify indicators and potential sources. • 4. Assign responsibilities for data collection. • 5. Learn how to prepare the data for analysis. 3-4 Community Assessment Training

  5. Communities That CareYouth Survey • Archival data • Prioritization: • • Geographic areas and populations • • Risk and protective factors • 2-5 priority risk & protective factors • Community strengths • Community Assessment Report 3-5 Community Assessment Training

  6. It’s any data that has • already been collected. 3-6 Community Assessment Training

  7. Raw numbers or written reports • Stored in paper files, computer databases or online • Remember: It must be valid and reliable! 3-7 Community Assessment Training

  8. Identify risk factors and problem behaviors you need data for. • Identify indicators to be collected. • Identify sources for each indicator. • Assign each source to a team member. • Assign a data collection manager. 3-8 Community Assessment Training

  9. Indicator—data collected to measure a risk factor, protective factor or problem behavior. • Validated archival indicators: • 9 risk factors • 5 problem behaviors • 0 protective factors 3-9 Community Assessment Training

  10. Collect archival data for: • 2 risk factors • Extreme Economic Deprivation • Family Conflict • 5 problem behaviors • Substance Abuse • Delinquency • School Drop-Out • Teen Pregnancy • Violence 3-10 Community Assessment Training

  11. Collect data for nine risk factors: • Availability of Drugs • Low Neighborhood Attachment and Community Disorganization • Transitions and Mobility • Extreme Economic Deprivation • Family Historyof the Problem Behavior • And all five problem behaviors. • Family Management Problems • Family Conflict • Lack of Commitment to School • Early Initiation of the Problem Behavior 3-11 Community Assessment Training

  12. Local data • National comparison data. 3-12 Community Assessment Training

  13. Group the data by source. • Assign one person for each source. 3-13 Community Assessment Training

  14. Be a central collection point • Organize the data • Begin to format the data for analysis • Monitor the data collection effort. 3-14 Community Assessment Training

  15. Use Board member and Key Leader contacts. • Find out who can give you access. • Explain the project. • Address concerns. • Offer to share the findings. 3-15 Community Assessment Training

  16. Collect meaningful units of measure. • Collect data for the latest 5 years. • Collect information about the source. • Collect other relevant information. 3-16 Community Assessment Training

  17. Use common units of measure. • Format the data for analysis. 3-17 Community Assessment Training

  18. Trends • Ranges • Rates • Means • Percentages • Rank Modes Medians Gallons Dollars Totals Quartiles 3-18 Community Assessment Training

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  20. Divide number by total population. 16 ÷ 604 = .026 2. Multiply the result by 100: .026 x 100 = 2.6% 3-20 Community Assessment Training

  21. Raw number ÷ total population x 1,000= rate per 1,000. 30 ÷ 15,000 = .0002 x 1,000 = 2 Teen pregnancy rate: 2 per 1,000 3-21 Community Assessment Training

  22. Impressions • Trends • Comparisons • Consistency 3-22 Community Assessment Training

  23. Tables • Graphs • Charts 3-23 Community Assessment Training

  24. Record raw data into tables to identify: • Red flags • Comparability • Completeness 3-24 Community Assessment Training

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  26. Examine trends. • Identify significant changes in one or two years. • Compare with national data. 3-26 Community Assessment Training

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  28. Age groups • Areas • Populations • Trends 3-28 Community Assessment Training

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  30. Set a time line. • Collect more information as needed. • Ask experts for help. • Beware of “paralysis by analysis.” 3-30 Community Assessment Training

  31. Decide what data to collect. • Identify and assign sources. • Collect raw data. • Format and prepare for prioritization. 3-31 Community Assessment Training

  32. Finalize data collection assignments. • Assign a data manager. • Set a time line for collection and analysis. 3-32 Community Assessment Training

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