CADCA is a great resource for anti-drug community groups and coalitions that are working to make their communities safe and healthy. CADCA provides trainings, resources, research.
Another good resources is the Delaware Health Equity Guide for Public Health Practitioners and Partners, which was created by the Division of Public Health. This, and other resources, can be found on the Delaware Thrives website.
Additionally, the Center for Drug and Health Studies created a few tools for communities looking organize in order to create positive change in their community:
- A Resource Map of Services throughout Delaware.
- A Delaware User’s Guide To Conduct a Needs Assessment of your Community. Needs Assessment Workbook.doc
- A Delaware User’s Guide to Building Capacity. Capacity Building Workbook.doc
- Community Readiness Assessment.pdf, which is a 10 page survey that asks many in-depth questions about substance use issues in the community, the community’s level of awareness, resources and barriers in the community, and the community’s level of readiness to implement activities. This survey should be filled out by key stakeholders in the community – individuals who have a lot of knowledge about the community. The survey administration was funded by the Delaware SPF-SIG project.
MakeTheConnection.net is a a community that connects Veterans, their family members and friends, and other advocates with mental health information, local resources, and inspiring stories of recovery. Visitors can find reliable information on how to cope with challenges such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, and transitioning from service.