CAASA-Communities Acting Against Substance Abuse
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Communities That Care
CAASA - Communities Acting Against Substance Abuse
Communities That Care guides communities through a proven five-phase change process. Using prevention science as its base, CTC promotes healthy youth development, improves youth outcomes, and reduces problem behaviors.
Goals: Lower Risk Factors:
Low Commitment to School (School)
Depressive Symptoms (Peer/Individual)
Low Neighborhood Attachment (Community)
Raise Low Protective Factors:
Rewards for pro-social involvement (Family)
Pro-social involvement (peer-individual)
Rewards for pro-social involvement (school)
Top four substances that are abused are: alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana, e- cig. & chewing tobacco
CTC helps communities prevent problems before they develop. Many see dramatic reductions in levels of youth alcohol & tobacco use and crime & violence.
The CTC process begins with a youth survey to identify a community’s risks and strengths. Based on these data, CTC helps communities select and implement tested & effective prevention programs and policies. CTC also helps amplify programs already working.
CTC’s Social Development Strategy is employed throughout, to foster positive youth development.
Opportunities. Skills. Recognition.
The Social Development Strategy fosters the success and health of young people from before birth through every stage of development. It’s easy to use, easy to remember, and it works!
Providing young people with opportunities, skills and recognition strengthens bonding with family, school and community. Strong bonds motivate young people to adopt healthy standards for behavior.
This strategy has been tested and proven effective. It is a foundation of CTC.
Payson Area CTC was organized in July 2011, we have completed the training processes and have implemented several programs. We have implemented Strengthening Families Program and the Mayor Recognition Awards. We serve Payson, Santaquin, Genola and Goshen.
We are run by a Key Leader Board and a Community Board and are always looking for new board members who are interested in improving the lives of our young people.
For more information please contact:
Kim Lefler Coordinator
439 W. Utah Avenue
Payson, Utah 84651
801 465-5226 office
801 921-9779 cell
CTC Champion: Bill Wright-Mayor