Walking Softly to Heal: The Importance of Community Readiness

Date: 2016
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Video/Audio Recording
Author:  SAMHSA’s Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Publisher:  SAMHSA’s Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)

These resources provide information on how to assess, understand and measure how ready a community is to address issues like suicide, and how to use that knowledge to stimulate change. The Community Readiness Model (CRM), developed at Colorado State University identifies dimensions, such as leadership involvement, knowledge of the problem, levels of community readiness and can be easily scored by the community.

Populations:  American Indians and Alaska Natives
Settings:  American Indian/Alaska Native Settings
Planning and Implementing:  Culturally Based Practices, Strategic Planning