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Community-based Programs

Using the Head Start Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework in Your Program: Markers of Progress

This guide defines indicators of progress and program/system change and can be useful for applying parent, family, and community engagement practices beyond Head Start as well.

Enhancing Summer Learning

Center for Mental Health in Schools

Rx Abuse Prevention Toolkit

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

This toolkit provides facts, approaches, strategies, and messages that coalitions can use to take action to prevent prescription drug use in their communities.

Gang Prevention: An Overview of Research and Programs

U.S. Department of Justice

This bulletin presents research on why youth join gangs and how a community can build gang prevention and intervention services.

Programs for Children and Youth in a Community Context

Child Trends

This brief provides insights from a recent Child Trends Roundtable with leaders of community initiatives that incorporate evidence-based and evidence-informed programs.

Scope, scale, and sustainability: What it takes to create lasting community change

Association for the Study and Development of Community

This study examines 11 comprehensive community initiatives to better understand how these complex efforts can reach the scope, scale, and sustainability needed to achieve lasting community change.

Find Youth Info: Resources to Strengthen America's Youth

Interagency Working Group

This Web site offers Federally-developed interactive tools and other resources to help community organizations and partnerships plan and implement effective youth programs. Online tools include social bookmarking, a calendar of events, news feeds, mapping tools, and searchable youth program database.

Sustaining Grassroots Community-Based Programs: A Toolkit for Community- and Faith-Based Service Providers

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

This toolkit is designed to help grassroots community and faith-based treatment and recovery providers plan for long-term survival.

Community Schools: Working Towards Transformation

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The reports explores the concept of community schools; the state of community schools, guiding frameworks for designing interventions at a community school; the process of school, family, and commu