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Hi,
My name is Shipra . I am 16 years old and a student of DPS Vasant Kunj , New Delhi, India. I am looking to open a club which is a free and safe space for the students to talk about youth and social issues faced by the country which impact the youth. In 2 years of time we will all be eligible to vote for the upcoming central elections i want to make sure that all of my school mates are fully aware of the present situation of the country and use their vote wisely. I wish to educate people of different gender identities and to respect. Some times we might not be aware and might unintentionally hurt someone.
i sincerely hope u will help us. My friends and i look up to you and are open to all suggestions to help introduce the plan to open this club in our school and help us present this to our principle .
Warm regards
  • Developing an Intervention
  • Enhancing Cultural Competence
  • Influencing Policy Development
Fri, 11/19/2021
Hello. I am a Research Dietitian, and part of our pre-screening questionnaire for our study will be asking about social determinants of health. If a person scores often true on both questions of the Hunger Vital screening they are ineligible. For these people we want to provide them with food insecurity resources in the area, but also something a little more active. Do you have any resources for screening for SDOH in a research setting? I see a lot about clinical settings, but not in the research/study trial space. Thanks.
Analyzing Problems and Goals Tue, 11/16/2021
Hello,

My name is Chelsea Crockford and I work as a Recreation Therapist at a neurorehabilitation center in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Myself and co-worker, Dr.JoAnne Savoie, Neuropsychologist, were successful in a grant from the Chalmers foundation to do a project on health and wellness for persons with disabilities. The proposed project will involve a series of six 90-minute classes (offered quarterly) where persons with disabilities can learn tools and activities that aim to promote emotional well-being, connectedness to their families and communities, and healthy living. Each class will have an educational component, exploration of barriers to participating in new wellness activities and sharing of community resources to open doors to new connections. Classes will be facilitated by a health professional and trained persons with lived experience (identified as mentors in the proposal) who can offer knowledge, expertise and support. Topics are still being considered but we were thinking it might include Goal Setting and Motivation, Physical Activity and Sport, Emotional Well-Being and Coping, Use of Technology to Enhance Well-Being, Social Connectedness and Finding Purpose, as examples.

We are hoping to not have to reinvent the wheel to provide online training for our mentors who will be providing peer support. Do you know of any peer support volunteer training services we can use ? Or do you have any materials to share that could be helpful/relevant?

Thank you very much,

Chelsea
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Building Leadership
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
Mon, 11/15/2021
Hi There, Is there a centralized place I can look to search for state or federally funded evidence-based health promotion programs? I work at a community health center - we offer services for mental health, substance use, and primary care. We'd like to offer more wellness/health promotion/disease prevention services. I'm aware of a few state/fed funded programs like CARE program for HIV/AIDS clients and First Steps Together for pre/postnatal support for mom's with addiction. I'd like to investigate other programs we might be able to apply for and offer at our center but I'm having a really hard time finding anything online. Any ideas of how to search or where to look?
Analyzing Problems and Goals Tue, 11/09/2021
There is a great piece written about Establishing Youth Coalitions by Catie Heaven. This is a topic that my organization would like presented at a conference we are hosting. Is there a way to identify a speaker to cover this topic?
Building Leadership Mon, 11/08/2021
Hello, Ask an Advisor:
The University of Phoenix, an accredited private university, would appreciate permission to link to the Community Tool Box website.

The link will be provided to students and may point to specific content that we feel may be useful for certain classes. The content will not be copied in any form and will be behind a password protected course page.

We have read your terms of use and in accordance with copyright, we are seeking permission.

Does the University of Phoenix have permission to link to the Community Tool Box website?

Thank you very much for your time!

Best regards,
Carla Smith
Research Librarian
Thu, 11/04/2021
My organization who provides education services for adult Latino immigrants, wants to develop a cooperative business incubation program where its graduates will be able to build their own shared-ownership businesses (worker-cooperative businesses). While the intervention has been selected based on the CEO's interest and belief that cooperative-owned businesses will be an intervention that our students will be receptive to, I would like to explore the necessity of a community needs assessment or survey that at least looks into the students' awareness, perceptions, and knowledge of worker-owned cooperatives, with the purpose of understanding the context of our communities so that we can build an appropriate cooperative-business incubation model that works for our communities. I would like to discuss with an advisor whether I am on the right track with this.
Analyzing Problems and Goals Tue, 11/02/2021
Hello,

I am a public health practitioner in an office based opioid treatment program-- I've wanted to support a community based evaluation of the treatment services and lack thereof in the small city we are in and have gotten some funding to do so. I was hoping to bring in more treatment professionals and community groups to aid in designing this evaluation but am finding that there is a real shortage of time and energy from this pool and I want to try to make it easier to participate. I'm hoping for some greater structure for participation for these groups with the goal of really hearing from people who have sought services. How do I make participation in assessment design/processes accessible and exciting? Should I run a simple pre-survey-survey about what we may want to ask? I have a lot of ideas but feel uncomfortable running with them in the absence of others-- I pitched a community project but am a bit stuck without additional community members to start.
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Building Leadership
Mon, 10/25/2021
Hi, my name is Cathleen Hays. I am an opioid response project coordinator in the Bloomington-Normal, McLean County, Illinois area, working with Chestnut Health Systems and Illinois Recovery. I am working with both organizations along with the county recovery-oriented system of care (ROSC) council to research and develop a business plan for a recovery community organization/center. I am struggling with how I want to present my findings in a report to share my research. They initially wanted me to conduct a literature review, but I think that might be a bit beyond my ability as it's more graduate school level work. I was thinking maybe of switching to a market research analysis report.
  • Analyzing Problems and Goals
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
Fri, 10/15/2021
Good afternoon, I was directed here after calling the Latino Health for All Coalition. I am an intern with Rose Brooks Center, a domestic violence shelter and clinic in Kansas City and I am browsing for resources to help our clients with their medical needs before their departure. I am wanting to know if you offer any programs or aid to undocumented immigrants or know of any in the Kansas City area?

Thanks!
Analyzing Problems and Goals Tue, 10/12/2021
Hi there, I am working with a charter school and advocating for them to hire an in-house community psychologist at each of their campuses. Do you have any suggested resources that point to the value and potential benefits of this investment? I need some support to make my case! Many thanks in advance.
Analyzing Problems and Goals Mon, 10/11/2021
Hi! I have recive one speeding fine, and I only have The provisional licence, I was driving alone that time. What should I do in this case , thank you!
Fri, 10/08/2021
Looking for peer reviewed programs, training, etc.., covering Healthy Alcohol Consumption
Increasing Participation and Membership Wed, 10/06/2021
Hi, we are a very new nonprofit organization whose goal is to provide free, timely access to legal aid and representation to people with disabilities. We are all disabled ourselves and have been in situations where we were not able to access this, and know of countless other instances where this is the reality. I am the Board President and the one who is sort of trying to keep things going, but we need so much, with the website being filled out, and funds. We had created a business plan, but the biggest hang up we are encountering is that to go through the state bar pro bono program, we have to have someone who is either a volunteer or staff as the chief legal counsel, who will provide supervision to the attorneys offering services pro bono, and liability insurance. We will be offering services for free, and are not sure how to navigate this - do we need to pay someone, to fill this role? So, essentially we are stuck and could really use advice to move forward. Thank you!
  • Building Leadership
  • Developing an Intervention
Tue, 10/05/2021
I am hoping to use your amazing resource, but I am somewhat confused where to start. I facilitate a coalition of community partners for the reduction and prevention of childhood obesity in our county. I am hoping to pull tools together in order to stay better connected with partners and timeline/task. Is this something that the community toolbox could be beneficial for?
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Building Leadership
  • Enhancing Cultural Competence
  • Improving Organizational Management and Development
Mon, 10/04/2021
Hi, My name is Mathebe, I'm being bullied at work by the managers, so I want to start an initiative on workplace bullying. How do I start? Who do I talk to, to make it a success? The whole process
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Advocating for Change
Thu, 09/30/2021
I need to apply for a grant for a cooker and fridge freezer Writing a Grant Application for Funding Wed, 09/15/2021
Hi, I work for The Scouts UK. As a UK wide volunteer organisation, I am keen to know if you have any support specifically to support volunteers to diversify their reach in their community.
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Enhancing Cultural Competence
Mon, 09/13/2021
Who is the author of the community toolbox? Thu, 09/02/2021
what are the elements of social marketing? Implementing a Social Marketing Effort Tue, 08/31/2021
Hi, we lead a statewide disability caucus and have monthly meetings. We have many members and great meetings but we are having trouble creating ways for volunteers to be engaged and a part of our organization - things seem to fizzle out after meetings because we break down around the implementation part. We are a volunteer caucus and our board is made of elected and appointed people, many are there in title only so only a few of us are doing everything - we want to help folks have opportunities to be involved but need help figuring out how to do that - our emails are only opened by 10% or less folks. We are kicking off a campaign right now for representation and seats at the table. Any advice you can share would be GREATLY appreciated, thank you so much!
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
Thu, 08/26/2021
Who do I get in contact with about contaminated well water. I did contact epa they be out in 30 days. Not acceptable . I contacted congrassmans office no avail.
Advocating for Change Mon, 08/16/2021
Hi, my name is Martha Plumlee, and I am an APA editor. I have been editing for about seven years now. A client I am working with has a committee member who told him his archival data is outdated - 2005, but it is still relevant to his study ,since 2005 was the last time the information was published. Is there a limitation on how old archival data should be in a qualitative study? The data was approved by the IRB committee.

Thanks for any help you are able to provide.
Analyzing Problems and Goals Fri, 08/13/2021
Hello Advisors!

Are you able to conduct any sort of MBA Cohort program in person, in an off-campus office which may have multiple interested candidates? If so, I would love to learn a bit more about what that process looks like and how we can move forward.

Thank you for your insight!
Tue, 08/03/2021
Goopy day! My name is Liberty. I would like to know how I can get a copy of the teachings on the community tool box. Someone has just gave me copy of part of chapter 28 section 9 on gratitude and appreciation. That is from chapter one to the last.Thank you for your assistance
Sun, 07/25/2021
How can we link and reference the community tool box in a guide we are developing?
Fri, 07/23/2021
Good afternoon.my question is i really want to start a youth center in my community.but i don't know how to start.
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
Mon, 07/19/2021
Is there a forum where I can connect with community project developers? I'm reaching out because I'm working on a community tool that might be work within their (or your) community toolbox.

Cryptocurrencies are all the rage right now and I'm working on a tool so that communities can create their own cryptocurrency. The 'modern monetary theory' states that new money is best injected into the economy through government spending. Well, I'd like to test this theory with communal cryptocurrencies--inject communal money into the communities through community projects.
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Developing an Intervention
Mon, 07/12/2021
I'm in a bit of trouble and a rush. How much should I budget to pay for the services of a community needs assessment consultant who will conduct the needs assessment for a local Head Start program? I need to set up a budget, but I can't find anything on the internet that answers this question.
Assessing Community Needs and Resources Fri, 07/09/2021
I'm looking for templates or guidance on writing a work plan, quarterly report and end of year report to share as guidance for required reporting of our contract with community coalitions. Any information provided is much appreciated.
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Developing Strategic and Action Plans
  • Improving Organizational Management and Development
  • Sustaining the Work or Initiative
Thu, 07/08/2021

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