What is Communities That Care (CTC)
Communities That Care (CTC) is a five step comprehensive
prevention approach that provides research-based tools to help
communities identify and address risk and protective factors
associated with substance abuse, delinquency, teen pregnancy,
school dropout and violence.
This approach was developed by researchers at the University of
Washington and is based on over 20 years of rigorous national research
from a variety of fields (sociology, psychology, education, public health,
criminology, medicine, and organizational development).
CTC includes all sectors of the community (families, schools, health care, law enforcement, business, etc.) and takes a proactive data driven approach to identify and prioritize areas needing intervention while Being designed so each community develops its own unique profile and action plan specific to their local needs.
Communities That Care Informational Packets