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The Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS) mission is to strengthen services and support for Texas youth and families to help them overcome challenges and achieve healthy development. TNOYS uses a unique comprehensive systems change approach to focus in on key value areas that research indicates are key to achieving the vision for a healthy future for Texas. Key value areas include Equity and Inclusion, Youth Voice and Youth/Adult Partnership, Research and performance-Driven Policy and Practice, Cross-Systems Collaboration. Many of TNOYS Youth Engagement tools can be accessed for free. Tools include templates to engage in advocacy locally and state-wide, training tools for workforce, webinars and TA to support youth engagement and adult partnership, a publication library, an Emergency Response Resource Center, Youth Homelessness Resource Tools and 2020 Census resources. A membership to support more advanced training can be accessed through an individual or organizational membership. Individual membership fee is $50 year. The Organizational Membership cost is based on the organization's annual budget. Organizational member benefits include Advocacy and Mobilization, Programs and Services, Discounts, and Connections.
CMS has developed this toolkit to help community partners stay informed on CMS and HHS materials available on the COVID-19. Many partners are highlighted for their community care linkages, including faith-based partners, youth partners, LGBT partners, caregiver partners, African American partners, Asian American and Pacific Islander partners, Latino partners, and many other partners in the continuum of care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
White Bison is the facilitator of the the sustainable grassroots Wellbriety Movement providing culturally based healing for the next seven generations of people. The mission of White Bison is to "disseminate culturally based principles, values and teachings to support healthy community development, servant leadership, and to support healing from alcohol, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders and intergenerational trauma." Training curriculum for children and families include, Wellbriety Celebrating Families, Mothers of Tradition and Fathers of Tradition. These training tools help develop the skills and knowledge to live a healthy life as a traditional, spiritual Native American/Alaska Native woman, fathers and families.
Community readiness is the degree to which a community is willing and prepared to take action on an issue.The Community Readiness Model was developed by researchers at the Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention Research (Oetting, Donnermeyer, Plested, Edwards, Kelly, and Beauvais, 1995) to help communities be more successful in their efforts to address a variety of issues, such as drug and alcohol use and HIV/AIDs prevention. In part, it is based upon the principles of the Personal Readiness for Change. Later, you will see some of the same stages of community readiness that you see in the Personal Stages of Change model above.
A guide to community asset mapping for community groups and local organizations.