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Community Intervention in Indian Country

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  1. Community Intervention in Indian Country

  2. Community Intervention Is your tribal community prepared to address a potential crisis or tragedy?

  3. 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.

  4. Keys to Success • Outreach • Programming • Partnerships • Family Involvement • Cultural Relevancy • Readiness

  5. 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?

  6. Community Intervention Model A place to start.

  7. Eight Step Process

  8. 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?

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. Stages of Community Readiness

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. S.M.A.R.T.

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. Presentation and script created by the national Congress of American Indians 2010 For more information contact arose@ncai.org