Community assessment

Part I: Understanding your Community
Analyze how your community has changed over the past 20 years. Use policy and community concepts and
theories from the learning resources to support your analysis.
Describe your community, using research and statistics to describe socio-demographic make-up. (For
example: How many persons live in the city and/or in the town? What were/are their cultural/racial
characteristics? What were/are their incomes, ages, political affiliations, etc.?)
Part II: Community Assessment
Describe a problem that the community is currently experiencing.
Assess the duration, intensity, and frequency of the problem.
Analyze the probable etiology of the problem, supporting your analysis with resources.
Analyze the key elements and characteristics of the community that make it vulnerable to this problem.
Analyze the key strengths of the community that give the community resilience and the potential for
overcoming the problem.
Identify major institutions (e.g., schools, factories, churches, attraction sites, etc.) and explain how these
institutions contribute to or inhibit the community’s ability to address the problem?
Explain which groups are most affected by the problem.
Part III: Community & Policy Action Plan
Describe your proposed plan for community change.
Explain the strategies and tactics you would you use to bring about change. Consider if you would need
multiple strategies, and if so, explain which strategy would be used for each target.
Explain any policies that may influence the ability, either supportive or prohibitive, to influence proposed
community change.
Explain what policies would need to be in place to ensure proposed plans are sustainable

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