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Capacity Building
Good Capacity Building is a Key Part of
Sustainability
Capacity building is purposeful. It brings the right people
to the table. Shows a plan for developing capacity among
prevention partners.
Describes and identifies partnership members (people),
policies, programs, practices, physical locations and
funding already in place.
Has representation from target populations
Include strategies for addressing gaps identified from the
organizational capacity assessment.
Good Capacity Building Addresses
the Entire Community
 Don’t micromanage. Seek systemic, community-level
change.
 Have results of the community readiness assessment
been described and integrated into the Community
prevention plan?
 Has the Community prevention partnership described its
capacity to implement its prevention plan?
 Describe the plan one component at a time.
Good Capacity Building Addresses
Community Readiness
 Building Community Readiness
 Key Stakeholders set a tone in the community
Who are they?
Are they on board?
 Does the community perceive it as an issue
Do we have feedback from the stakeholders?
 Educate key stakeholders
Training and communication
People/Human Resources: those who know
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Civic and Volunteers
Cultural and ethnic diversity
Prevention
Government: Justice, law,
state and local
Treatment
Parenting
Religious and fraternal
Business
Schools, counselors, teachers,
social workers, coaches
Coalitions
Economic conditions
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Geographic knowledge
Youth
Youth-serving
Healthcare and mental health
State and local government
Community leadership
Data and qualitative resources,
statistics
Accounting,
Information technology
Target population
representation
Media
No one does anything without having
something in it for themselves
We innately differ from each other in
very important ways:
we want different things
we have different motives and purposes
we differ in values, beliefs, needs, drives,
impulses and urges
we think, conceptualize, understand,
comprehend, and interpret reality different
Who needs to be “At the Table”
SPF-SIG Organization
Technical Assistance
DMHA
Evaluation
LCC/Fiscal Agent/Other
LAC
LEOW
Workgroups
Youth
Evaluation
Media
Program & Policy
Cultural Competence
Training & Outreach
There are those who need to be in the know –
but not necessarily at the table
Practices:
Purposeful, sustained, continuous, a movement, not a program
 Town Meetings
 A well planned capacity building component is marketing!
 Marketing includes ongoing newspaper articles, television blurbs,
advertising events, newsletters, anything that lets the community know
you are there. Logo (we can often find free logo for non-profits).
Sustained conduit of information to the public.
 Mandatory school courses geared toward substance prevention
(InDOE: current health issues)
 Developmental asset framework
 Take It Back
 FACE
 ATOD survey
 LCC grant offers
 4Community (United Way) Grant
 Communities Mobilizing for Change
Programs:
Have a beginning and end, short term
All programs. Including, but not limited to, Evidence Based Programs
proven or model
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Afternoons ROCK In Indiana
LifeSkills
Project Alert
Project Northland
Too Good for Drugs and
Violence
Insight
TEG
Wrap-around program
Youth camp
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Speakers
Red Ribbon Week
Kick Butts Day
Publications
All Stars
Class Action
ATHENA
DARE to be You
Family Matters
Positive Action
Policies
 School policies and rules about substance use
 County ordinances on social hosting and serving
 Mandatory community service learning
 Drug-testing policies
 Smoke-free ordinances
 Drug court
 Diversion programs
 Juvenile detention
 Tickets for underage consumption
 State laws
Physical Locations
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Schools
Churches
Youth Centers
YMCA
After-School Programs
Government Center
Zoo
Amusement Park
Parks
Group homes
Homeless shelters
Community swimming pools and recreation centers
Child care centers
What’s Working and What’s Not
Capacity is building on what is already in
place and not “reinventing the wheel.”
Where the needs are high and the
resources are few, add to what is already
in place and create new practices, policies
and programs to fill the gaps.
Look at the issue from all angles.
Addressing the issues
 Where is the gap/risk factor?
 How do we know it is a gap?
 Is the gap related to physical, policy, practice, financial,
human, cultural?
 What is filling the gap currently?
 What will fill the gap?
 Who can help fill the gap? (Additional staffing, training,
or technical assistance needed to implement selected
strategies, collect evaluation data, and maintain
administrative requirements)
 Who will it address?
 Where will the gap get filled (physically)?
 What will be the sustainable funding/resource to fill the
gap?
Capacity Building In Summary:
Key to sustainability
Addresses the whole community
Builds on Policies, programs, practices
already in place
Attends to and assists human resources
and physical locations already in place.
Shows the gaps in infrastructure and
designs ways to fill those gaps.

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