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Community Readiness for Community Change
―Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work. One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up. As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean. He came closer still and called out "Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?" The young man paused, looked up, and replied "Throwing starfish into the ocean." "I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" asked the somewhat startled wise man. To this, the young man replied, "The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die." Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, "But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a difference!" At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, "It made a difference for that one.‖ Loren Eiseley American anthropologist, educator, philosopher, and natural science writer
Community Readiness for Community Change Tri-Ethnic Center Community Readiness Handbook 2 nd edition, 2014 Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention Research Sage Hall, Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 80523-1879 (970) 491-7902/Fax (970) 491-0527 Model Originally Developed by: E. R. Oetting, B. A. Plested, R. W. Edwards, P. J. Thurman, K. J. Kelly, and F. Beauvais Modified and expanded by: Linda R. Stanley
i TABLE OF CONTENTS What is the Community Readiness Model? 1 Key Components of the Community Readiness Model 2 When Are We Ready to Change Our Behavior? 3 When Is Our Community Ready to Change? 4 What Is Community Readiness? 4 Benefits of Using the Community Readiness Model 5 Stages of Community Readiness 6 Dimensions of Readiness 10 How to Conduct a Community Readiness Assessment 12 Step 1: Identify and clearly define your issue 12 Step 2: Identify and clearly define and delineate your community 13 Activity Identifying your issue and community 14 Step 3: Prepare your interview questions and introduction to interview 16 Activity Prepare your interview questions 17 Step 4: Choose your key respondents 18 Activity Choose your key respondents 20 Activity Table of Key Respondents 23 Step 5: Conduct and transcribe the interviews 24 Step 6: Score the interviews 26 Step 7: Calculate your average dimension scores and an overall average score 28 Conducting a Brief Assessment 30 Where Do You Go From Here? Developing an Action Plan 31 Setting goals 31 Activity Goal Development 32 Conducting a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) Analysis 33 Activity

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