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NACE Webinar: Community Readiness Model

July 27, 2011

SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) Native American Center for Excellence (NACE) is pleased to announce that a recording of the NACE Community Readiness Model (CRM) Webinar, held on July 12, 2011, is now available.  

The Community Readiness Model webinar was presented by Drs. Pamela Jumper Thurman and Barbara Plested from the Colorado State University on July 12, 2011. Please use the following links to watch/download the webinar recording.

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This was a 2 hour skills-building webinar on the Community Readiness Model (CRM), which was developed at Colorado State University 17 years ago, the webinar presenters were part of the development team. The CRM is community-specific, issue-specific, and was designed to mobilize communities at the appropriate readiness stage and builds cooperation and coordination among systems and individuals. Community Readiness, a best practice, is theoretically based and is a respectful, step by step, approach to creating positive and healthy community change. When applied to prevention of a social concern, community readiness determines and guides the timing for each step of efforts aimed at changing community norms, behaviors and attitudes. It utilizes resources that already exist within communities and supports development of culturally appropriate intervention strategies for prevention of HIV/AIDS, substance use, domestic violence or other social issues facing a Tribe or community.


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