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Happy New Year. My name is Chris Reiger. I am currently the Director of Social-Emotional Learning for Portland Public Schools (ME). While I have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from and APA-accredited program, I have spent the majority of my training and career working as an action researcher and consultant to schools and school districts--my communities of choice. I do not refer to myself as a clinical psychologist because I never took the licensure exam; I do not provide clinical services or supervision without operating under the supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist (and I have't done so in many years). My advisor in graduate school, who has a Ph.D. from a clinical/community program never referred to himself as a clinical psychologist--only as a community psychologist. He informed me many years ago that I can refer to myself as a community psychologist because the majority of my graduate training, the nature of my research and practice both in and since graduate school is in the community vein. I just wanted to confirm this as I do not want to "break any rules" regarding protected terms. Thank you for your response.
Thu, 12/31/2020
After the fesability study, i started with SWOT and Twix matrix
what the next step to make sure about the money (winning or losing) ??
Thu, 12/24/2020
Please advise how I can directly reach Dawn Henderson. Tue, 12/22/2020
I am starting a petition to remove a vulgar flag, with obscene language flying across the street from our elementary school. It is also flying above the American flag in the persons yard. How would I word the petition to be most affective ?
Tue, 12/15/2020
Hello, I wanted to know the date when this article was published or written by Marya Axner, as I am using the article for a research paper and I need the date for citation purposes.
Here is the link:
Thank you
Sat, 12/12/2020
I found a certain group discussion of six student who had a question for presentation was broken just for the first meeting and everyone was blaming the chairperson of the group.what could be the source of the problem???
Wed, 12/02/2020
Hallo there am Michael from Kenya. Am 26 and I have just finished my college two weeks ago. Am planning to start an organization that will help the youths and also the society. Am drafting my objectives and how to achieve them but am experiencing some difficulty to express them. Kindly help. Thanks
Wed, 11/25/2020
How do I properly cite this site for a paper? I found your tool box very helpful, thank you.
Thank you!
Mon, 11/23/2020
Hello there,
my name is shafiq, i am a social work student at the university of Regina(CA). i am currently working on a grant proposal assignment for my class. I am using the Logic model approach to reduce racial and cultural segregation in Saskatoon through sports and recreation. my questions are:
1. Describe the people who could potentially help address the problem or goal, the assets they could contribute, and how they
will be engaged in the project.
2. Describe material resources (e.g., money, equipment) which could potentially help address the problem or goal, the assets
that could be contributed, and how they will be used.
3. Identify the key stakeholders (those who have something to gain or lose by the efforts to address the problem or goal) and
how they will be involved in the project.
4. Describe potential sources of resistance to the project, the forms it might take, and how resistance could be reduced.
proposed interventions
a. Components of the Intervention (for example)
Specific Elements of the Intervention
b. Providing Information and Enhancing Skills (e.g., workshops to train skills on…)
c. Enhancing Services and Support
d. Modifying Access, Barriers, and Opportunities
e. Changing the Consequences (e.g., incentives)
f. Modifying Policies and Broader Systems
Analyzing Problems and Goals Mon, 11/23/2020
Need advice on how to get parents to get involved. Family engagement and activity nights. Where can I get ideas and such? Thank you
Sat, 11/21/2020

I'm Ramin Inanloo. am from Iran.

I have a master's degree in sports sociology from a university in Iran.
The title of my dissertation research is on "Cultural Intelligence and Social Capital in Football Players" .
I am interested in continuing my studies in community psychology.
I want do guide me.

thanks a lot.

Thu, 11/19/2020
With clear examples discuss the tips for working with the media in advocacy and law
Advocating for Change Wed, 11/18/2020
Hi there,

We are planning convenings in various counties in Oregon inviting community stakeholders to 1) identify top priorities for COVID-19 recovery in the next 6-9 months in their local community and 2) to help them determine resources/assets already available and facilitate leveraging existing resources to address those priorities.

What would you recommend in terms of a data collection method? We are looking for a method/database to be used synchronously during the convening and asynchronously post convening. It would would ideally be "owned/accessed" by community members and updated by them once our intervention is over.

Secondly, a huge area will be a focus on vulnerable populations, identifying the needs of certain segments of the population - with specific targeted resources/tactics to address them. Do you have examples of populations/resource asset maps (vs geographical) with this type of focus, including sample questions?

Thank you so much for your guidance.

Mon, 11/16/2020
So, I am currently working on my Professional Project for my Graduate Capstone requirement. I am addressing the issue of the NAACP lacking engagement and why would people want to Preserve the NAACP as Cornerstone in American Society.
Mon, 11/16/2020
afternoon.i would like some advice i would really like to run a youth organisation in my will be my first time doing it so i would like to get some advice of how to start.and what is the first thing i should know the advantages and disadvantages.i am staying in south africa
Assessing Community Needs and Resources Mon, 11/02/2020
Dear Toolbox.
I need to develop a proposal for a sustainability intervention that is designed to solve a problem in a community that I live in.
Currently, the community area I live in, I have noticed so many young children roaming the streets now with COVID 19 that is scary with no adult or parental supervision.

The work that I do is working with homeless people, people living on the streets for several years.

I need some advice and guidance on how to start the proposal

Your assistance and guidance would be highly appreciated

Fiona Bosch

(c) : 079 3508251

Improving Organizational Management and Development Wed, 10/28/2020
I am conducting a mental wellness needs assessment survey.

I am at a point which I am being asked about consumer leadership.

Do you have any info on obtaining info on consumer leadeeship ?
Fri, 10/23/2020
The The Community Tool Box is a primary reference for the UW Stevens Point class. I am unable to locate how I should site it in an essay or assignment and also as a reference in the bibliography. I appreciate your assistance.
Thank you..
Thu, 10/22/2020
Can you please tell me when the information in the Community was posted/published? Thanks
Wed, 10/14/2020
I have been using this website for assignments. By chance, is there a way that I can reference this community too box? I am just not sure how to do it
Wed, 10/14/2020
Is there a date that can be used when doing an APA for the Community Tool Box Wed, 10/14/2020
I have been using this website for assignments. By chance, is there
a way that I can reference this community too box? I am just not sure how to
do it
Wed, 10/14/2020
Hello Advisor Team

This is Haile from Ethiopia. first of all i would like to say thank you for all your support and you endeavors to support different community living in crisis in the world . i have benefited many for this page and i have referred many issues while i face challenges in my work time.
currently i am working with INGO serving for African refugees in Ethiopia as protection team leader for mentorship programme. the programme is a refugee lead programme( one refugee mentor for refugee mentee) aiming to contribute for resilience of refugee in time of unsafe and irregular migration. the mentoring course implementing via phone (because of covid19) is highly focused on four area including planning skill, education study skill, protection risks and options and stress management.

Saying this, since the programme is phone based, now we are facing changes on the E-mentoring sessions. One thing we are not able to include for deaf persons in the sessions. and secondly we have doubts on quality of the programme (because we are remotely managing the program). what advice do you have to solve this challenge.? and either any possibility to assign a mentor for me so that i will be able to train strong mentor team in refugee setup.

thank you for understanding my english.
stay safe

Tue, 10/13/2020
Hello, I am currently interning for a recreational department and working on infusing preventive policies into their programs. I would love to know if anyone had advice on policies that would work well, and also what some challenges could be. Thank you.
Mon, 10/12/2020
Want more information how to start a program myself Sat, 10/10/2020
Greeting from Pakistan,
Hope you are fine.
I am planning to do a study on Measuring the intervention of policy into the practise by social innovation ventures in Pakistan. I came across your website. It seems its a right match for what i am looking for and what you have worked on.
I am writing this email for two purposes.

1. My main research objective is to study whether the social ventures team are implementing the research into their policies and practice or not? particularly related to Implementation or alignment of projects to UNSDGs.

2. Please let me know suitable framework so that i can assess social innovation projects contribution/practice level to UNSDGs. how can i use the framework for my study? How to use it? Is this a question based or content analysis method?

Please advise. Anxious to hear from you.
Wed, 09/30/2020
For many years now I have longed to start a Cultural Learning Center on Race Relations in my area, however, I don't know how to go about funding such an effort. Recently, there came the perfect facility to occupy such a learning center. I grew up in this area, and my family ancestry goes back over 500 years(probably since the the beginning of time. It seems that "racism" was brought into our area when the "whites" began to come west. It is not an open problem as some cities and states clearly and openly displayed; but with more and more whites moving from the Eastern, Midwest and Southern states the problem has begun to affect race relations, jobs, housing, etc. I believe that racism and prejudice is a "learned culture tool" used my racist parents who learned it from their families, friends, etc, etc.
In short I would like to connect with someone that could advise me on how to advance my desires
to make this a better, more caring, kinder environment for our cultural survival before we blow it
into a "race War". The current political powers have and will continue to make race relations a nationwide civil war if we don't get rid of instigators of hate and superior attitudes toward people of color. My desire is to work on the learned attitudes of HATE, which is the main ingredient in racism. Until last year I taught religious education for 27 years, in all those years I learned that even as early as kindergarden children that came from "so called religious home enviorment)s) were already well "learned" in the word hate.
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Writing a Grant Application for Funding
Sat, 09/26/2020

I am writing from the United Nations in New York, I am very interested in your digital advocacy presentation/training ( and was wondering if you offer customized training?

I'd be very interested in discussing this.

Advocating for Change Thu, 09/24/2020
Can you please provide some insight and suggestions on best-practice questions for community surveys regarding city property development input?

Thanking you in advance for your assistance!
Assessing Community Needs and Resources Wed, 09/23/2020
Quick question. I would like to cite some information from the community tool box in a research paper for a graduate course. Do you know how to cite this page in APA format?
Mon, 09/14/2020
Identify any three situations where you personally had to choose between
-two positive objectives
-two personal objectives
-one choice with a positive and negative objective
Mon, 09/14/2020

How can I cite this online book apa format 7 edition?

Thank you
Sat, 09/12/2020
Hey there,

I am currently setting up a new community hub to connect practitioners from around the world, who are fighting and studying loneliness. The idea is to establish more international collaboration and knowledge exchange.
The question I could use some guidance with is:
Which platform would you recommend to build the community around and enable a continuous exchange of ideas, questions and answers? We're currently looking into Slack, Facebook & Mighty Network - are there any good articles or publications, which can help us to decide?

Thank you so much!

Sending sunshine,
Wed, 09/09/2020
Is possible to assist me with usage at my rural area Mon, 09/07/2020
I would like to take up an advocacy campaign, alongwith 9th and 10th graders at school, related to equality in our community in India for our club activity. What activity would be suitable to be taken up in this regard keeping in mind the covid 19 period. Kindly guide me.
Advocating for Change Sun, 09/06/2020
I would like to create a factsheet for my agency in the US Federal Government. I read your use policy and was a little unclear on it. If I use the information on this site for a factsheet and provide a citation as described in the use policy is that acceptable use? Could we share that factsheet with employees and post on our website?
Fri, 09/04/2020
I'll be teaching a course on research methods in community psychology in the spring, and I'm wondering if you have a set of resources that might work as a "textbook" for such a course (or if you know of someone who's done this). Many thanks.
Bill Flack
Psychology Dept
Bucknell University
Lewisburg PA
Tue, 08/25/2020
Dear advisor,
I live in a black community (normally referred to as townships), these areas are habited by poor people, where the unemployment and poverty levels are extremely high. Youth idleness and drugs and crime are very high.
I bought a piece of land that I would like to convert into a community center in order to provide the youth with opportunities, for healthy lifestyles, income generation projects and academic skills development, to build a safe space for youth to engage in, collaborate, explore opportunities and build positive habits.

The main objective is to take these youth out of the streets, provide them with opportunities to learn different skills in an environment that is conducive, where most of the amenities that were previously lacking will be made available to them, like internet cafes, learning and study center etc.
  • Assessing Community Needs and Resources
  • Developing a Framework or Model of Change
  • Developing an Intervention
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
  • Writing a Grant Application for Funding
  • Sustaining the Work or Initiative
Mon, 08/24/2020
How can I provide a new and improved vision and mission statements aligned to the new strategic direction and corporate goals for the organisation that I have recently been promoted to be the CEO of your company where I have been working in over the past 15 years. My first mandated task set by the Board of Directors is to evaluate existing corporate strategy of the organisation and to formulate and implement a new and appropriate corporate strategy or strategies in the light of changing industry landscape especially internet technology to sustain the competitive advantage once enjoyed by my company in the industry it is operating.
Developing Strategic and Action Plans Tue, 08/18/2020
We started a community base service in Nigeria. It will actual take the form of talent show as means of raising fund to assist the affected communities. The event name is GIBA STARDOM-FAME, the word GIBA means GO - IDENTIFY - BRAINSTORM - ACT. The participants are to hunt for opportunity for improvement and get it fixed. Each project identify during this annual events are expected to be executed within three days. I want to know if you can provide us with one or two person that we can relate with in the course of the event. The jingle, advert and online registration will begin in September. Good to know that we are using some renown entertainer to boost participants moral. The second question is that can we finance the project with the registration and advertisement fee? Kindly advice of on how to run this project efficiently.
Writing a Grant Application for Funding Tue, 08/18/2020
I am want to host a Facebook Community Live Groups, on Community Organizing and teaching people how to get involved locally at a grass-roots level on political appointments and commissions, without running for elections. I honestly am working on my Ph.D. in Public Policy. I am in need of a mentor and or support from Community Tool Box. I am a disabled veteran, who was homeless and dropped out of my Ph.D. program in 2003. I later went on to become a Housing Commissioner, a Commissioner on Women and Girls and Veterans. I am trying to put together several Facebook groups, in which Community Tool Box information will be used, hence, I am honestly needing a mentor, on how I can collect and or develop a research tool for measurement. And for support of my research interest, which in turn, might be a dissertation. Please reach out to me. At a time, where our country needs to learn and educate themselves to being civically engaged and present, we need to help people and people like myself, who simply want to make a difference.
  • Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships
  • Increasing Participation and Membership
Fri, 08/14/2020
Hello, my name is Denise. I am an active member at the Church I attend. There are a few women that I have come to know who are victims of abuse and/or carry the trauma as a result of an abusive relationship as well as children. I would like to know how I can get a support group started, which would be Biblically based and strength & overcoming abuse through scripture and women who are overcomers of abuse. I as well as my Pastors, would like more information prior to proceeding with any further action. Your input would be greatly welcomed & valued
Developing an Intervention Fri, 08/14/2020