2018 Conference
April 30 – May 2, 2018
The Westin Westminster
Denver, CO

Communities that Care (CTC) Pre-Conference

April 11

Communities That Care (CTC) Community of Learners

David Hawkins, Kevin Haggerty, Blair Brooke-Weiss
Communities That Care (CTC) is a community-based prevention system proven to reduce youth health and behavior problems community wide. Based on the premise that communities are unique, CTC helps local coalitions develop community-specific prevention plans based on their unique levels of behavioral health problems and risk and protective factors. CTC’s 5-phase process provides communities with step-by-step guides and tools for building a high functioning community prevention coalition to achieve collective impact. In 2014, the University of Washington Center for Communities That Care launched eCTC, an e-learning system of web presentations, videos and group exercises.

This pre-conference is intended to be a community of learners for communities implementing CTC and an opportunity to share successes and challenges. We will explore practices and strategies to operationalize the Social Development Strategy in CTC communities. We will also explore the eCTC’s web-based platform and experiences of current users. How CTC can be used to select and implement evidence-based programs from the Blueprints will be reviewed, and participants will share strategies for ensuring high quality implementation of Blueprints programs.


Session 1: 8:30 – 10:00CTC Success Stories/Challenges
BREAK: 10:00 – 10:15 15 mins.
Session 2: 10:15 – 11:45Operationalizing the Social Development Strategy in Communities
LUNCH 12:00 – 1:00
Session 3: 1:15 – 3:00Effective use of eCTC
BREAK: 3:00 – 3:15 15 mins
Session 4: 3:15 – 4:45Strategies for Ensuring high quality implementation of effective programs