Category Archives: Community

Community Toolbox

Contact:  Work Group for Community Health and Development, toolbox@ku.edu

Description:  Millions of people use the Community Tool Box each year to get help taking action, teaching, and training others in organizing for community development. Dive in to find help assessing community needs and resources, addressing social determinants of health, engaging stakeholders, action planning, building leadership, improving cultural competency, planning an evaluation, and sustaining your efforts over time.

URL:  http://ctb.ku.edu/en

Keywords:  community organizing, facilitating, needs assessment, diversity

Target Audiences:  Individuals, Community, Elected/appointed leaders, Extension professionals

Community Engagement Toolbox

Contact:  Walt Whitmer, wew2@psu.edu

Description:  Effective community engagement seeks to better engage the community to achieve long-term and sustainable outcomes, processes, relationships, discourse, and decision-making in a community-context sensitive environment.  Engagement is not generally driven by a model so much as by a framework of guiding principles, strategies, and approaches. This framework is based on principles that respect the right of all community members to be informed, consulted, involved and empowered and employs and range of tools and strategies to ensure success.  It also places a premium on fostering and enhancing trust as a critical element in long-term, sustainable engagement and effective governance.

The tools and resources provided here are intended to help you assess your engagement needs, plan for effective strategies and processes, as well as implement and monitor your engagement efforts.

URL:  http://aese.psu.edu/research/centers/cecd/engagement-toolbox

Keywords:  community engagement

Target Audiences:  Individuals, Community, Elected/appointed leaders, Extension professionals

Community Issues Gatherings: A Tool For Resolving Controversy

Contact:  Ron Hustedde, ronald.hustedde@uky.edu

Description:  This brief article walks through key considerations around community issues gathering.

URL:  http://www.comm-dev.org/images/pdf/CDPractice-Issue1.pdf

Keywords:   Community, controversy, issue gathering

Target Audiences:   Community, Extension professionals

 

 

Can the Practice of Mindfulness Reduce Unconscious Racial Bias?

Contact:  Karen Pace,  pace1@msu.edu

Description:  Efforts to create inclusive and equitable settings may be strengthened by including the practice of mindfulness.  This short article provides some starting thoughts.

URL:  http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/can_the_practice_of_mindfulness_reduce_unconscious_racial_bias

Keywords:   Mindfulness, racial bias

Target Audiences:   Communities, Extension professionals, university professionals

Best Practices for Outreach and Engagement to Latino Audiences using Community-Based Programs

Contact:  Liliana Vega, liliana@uidaho.edu

Description:  The Latino community continues to grow at an increasing rate.  Latinos have become the “majority-minority,” and by 2043, minorities will be the majority in the U.S. with Latinos as the largest ethnic minority group.  The lack of targeted programming to ethnically diverse audiences is a growing concern for many organizations.  This article describes research-based strategies and best practices for providing culturally appropriate Extension programs to the Latino community.

URL:  http://media.wix.com/ugd/c8fe6e_8973a5d2faf24bc2af9c9508e46beb98.pdf

Keywords:  Latino, Hispanic, Latino outreach, Latino programs, minority outreach, outreach & engagement, Latino youth development

Target Audiences:  Individuals,Community,Elected/appointed leaders, Extension professionals

The Language of Identity

Contact:  Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, University of Missouri, diversity@missouri.edu

Description:  Words can significantly impact our interaction with others. Regardless of our motive and intentions, they may harm or enhance dialogue. Learning about the most current terminology also encourages a more productive dialogue about diversity and inclusion. Use this guide to begin learning about inclusive language.

URL:  https://diversity.missouri.edu/education/handouts/inclusive-language.pdf

Keywords:  Diversity, language, word choice, bias, inclusion

Target Audiences:  Individuals, Extension professionals, community

Speak Up! Identifying and Confronting Bias and Prejudice

Contact:  Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, University of Missouri, diversity@missouri.edu

Description:  This nine page document provides some foundational guideance on confronting bias and prejudice.

URL:  https://diversity.missouri.edu/education/handouts/speak-up.pdf

Keywords:  diversity, language, word choice, bias, inclusion

Target Audiences:  individuals, Extension professionals, community

Guide to Facilitating Dialogues

Contact:  Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, University of Missouri, diversity@missouri.edu

Description:  Dialogue facilitators do not need to be experts on the topic being discussed. Good facilitators help establish a safe environment where participants can discuss complex and often emotionally-charged issues. Facilitators also help participants understand that the dialogue is a learning experience and not a forum for participants to voice their opinions without listening to others.  This short fact sheet provides some initial thoughts to guide a facilitator.

URL:  https://diversity.missouri.edu/education/handouts/facilitating-dialogue.pdf

Keywords:  diversity, language, word choice, bias, inclusion

Target Audiences:  individuals, Extension professionals, community