2020 Conference
April 27–29 2020
The Westin Westminster
Denver, CO

Communities that Care (CTC) Pre-Conference

April 30

Communities That Care (CTC) Community of Learners

Blair Brooke Weiss, Dalene Dutton and Kevin Haggerty, Monica Hernandez and Danielle Tuft

Participants will:
  1. Engage in a community of learners for communities implementing Communities That Care (CTC) and share new tools.
  2. Describe strategies for using the Phase 5 CTC PLUS tools to ensure high quality implementation of Blueprints programs.
  3. Discuss potential use of new tools to promote the Social Development Strategy in CTC communities.
This pre-conference is for current CTC implementers*. It will be a community of learners for communities implementing CTC and an opportunity to share successes and challenges. We will focus on two issues: new tools for CTC from current CTC implementers, and Phase 5 of CTC – implementation and evaluation – how CTC PLUS helps support the high quality implementation and local monitoring of evidence-based programs from Blueprints. Examples of new tools for CTC include: coalition monitoring tools from the state-wide implementation of CTC in Pennsylvania; Google Drive tools for coaches and facilitators from CTC implementers in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula; a new menu of evidence-informed Environmental and Policy Strategies from the CTC team at Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment; new tools from the Center for CTC for promoting the Social Development Strategy as part of the CTC effort: a workshop and a SOaR presentation toolkit.

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 CTC PLUS, an on-line learning system of web presentations, videos and group exercises.

*[Please plan to attend this pre-conference ONLY if you are already familiar with CTC].


Session 1: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.CTC Tools from Around the Country
BREAK: 10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Break 15 mins.
Session 2: 10:15 – 12:00 p.m.Using Phase 5 of CTC for high quality Blueprints program implementation & monitoring
LUNCH 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Session 3: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.Activating the Social Development Strategy in Communities: Tools for Coaches (SDS workshop)
BREAK: 3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Break 15 mins.
Session 4: 3:15 – 4:45 p.m.SDS tool for Facilitators (SOaR presentation toolkit)