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Grantee Vignette

Building and Leveraging Social Capital

Julie Majors and George Lopez; Weslaco Independent School District
Weslaco , Texas

All communities possess both risk factors and strengths. All too frequently, programs focus predominantly on the risk factors.

On the FAST Track: Helping Youth to Succeed by Building Family and Community Relationships

Latino Health Access
Santa Ana, California

Latino Health Access in Santa Ana, California, recipient of a SAMHSA Youth Violence Prevention grant, is currently implementing the Families and Schools Together (FAST) program.

Adapting Olweus for an After-School Program

York, Pennsylvania

The YWCA of York, Pennsylvania, bolstered their community

Strategic Use of Evaluation

Fresno Unified School District
Fresno, California

Think evaluation is best saved for measuring outcomes?

Building an Effective Coalition

Project Avanzar
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Christy Lopez-Gutierrez, prevention director for Project Avanzar, had to readjust her frame of reference when she began implementing her grant.

The Challenges of Adaptation

Burke County Public Schools
Burke County, North Carolina

Like many other project directors, Melissa Streppa, a Prevention/Early Intervention grantee in Burke County, North Carolina, knew that successful implementation of an evidence-based program would b

Parent Involvement

Lawrence Public School District
Lawrence, Massachusetts

Research tells us that successful prevention and intervention programs require the active participation of parents.

The Art of Selling

Edgewood Center for Children/Families
Oakland, California

Robin Acker, project director of San Francisco's Edgewood Center for Children/Families, may be a social worker by profession but she got valuable, though radically different skills from her used-ca

Cultural Competence - What Does It Look Like in Practice?

Young Wings Program; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Bayfield, Wisconsin

Cultural Competence - many of us know the term, we all strive for it, and a few of us have even studied it. But what does it look like in practice? How does one become culturally competent?