Tualatin Together is implementing the Communities That Care process into our community.
Communities that Care (CTC) is a coalition-based community prevention program that aims to prevent youth problem behaviors including underage drinking, tobacco use, violence, delinquency, school dropout, and substance abuse. CTC works through a community coalition to assess risk and protective factors among the youth in their community using a population-based survey of young people. Once the risks have been assessed, the coalition works to implement tested and effective programs to address the issues and needs that have been identified.
A key component of the process is the Social Development Skills Strategy SDS. The SDS is a tool for enhancing five factors, which are: Opportunities, Skills, Recognition, Bonding and Healthy Behaviors. The process builds protection and organizes these protective factors into a strategy for action that anyone can use in their daily interactions with young people.
We hope that you will join us in building a shared vision of our community as a safe, nurturing environment for all children. To learn more reach out to TT’s CTC Facilitator Laura Freer at [email protected].