We have a plan, now what?
From State to National – these resources are sure to get you thinking about new ways to raise awareness and engage your community!
10 Strategies to Get More Referrals
Here are ten strategies that will help you build your own effective referral network. For a more comprehensive look at physical therapy marketing best practices, be sure to check out the free PT marketing guide at the end of the article.
Casey Family Programs
This research brief, produced by Casey Family Programs, focuses on addressing the following questions about community-based family supports:
- Why are community-based family supports needed?
- What do these support networks look like in terms of focus, logic model, and design?
- What have been some of the lessons learned for design and implementation?
- What evaluation strategies seem most promising to consider, knowing that each community and community initiative has unique aspects that need to be accounted for?
Child Maltreatment and Brain Development: A Primer for Child Welfare Professionals
This publication provides introductory information on brain development and how it may be affected by abuse and neglect, including the resulting emotional, mental, and behavioral impacts. It also describes the implications and considerations for child welfare practice, such as prevention; early intervention; and working with caregivers, including parents, kin caregivers, foster parents, and others.
Child Welfare Toolkit: System Change for Successful Children
Includes: understanding the child welfare system, trauma-informed practices guidelines, resources to support children and families, accessing support, and handouts for parents.
Children’s Optimal Health
Optimal Health is a collective leadership initiative that unites the efforts of Central Texas organizations in promoting community change to help our children reach a brighter future. They provide Resource and Community Mapping Tools to provide users with access to information that enhances their work.
Early Childhood Texas
A resource hub created to support Texas parents and their children. Topics include:
- Health and Development
- Childcare and Education
Essentials for Childhood Steps to Create Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships and Environments
Notes child maltreatment as a significant public health problem. Goals of guide: Raise awareness and commitment to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments and prevent child maltreatment. Use data to inform actions. Create the context for healthy children and families through norms change and programs. Create the context for healthy children and families through policies.
Fatherhood Resources for Dads and Organizations
The National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) equips programs with knowledge, skills and resources to effectively engage fathers in their children’s lives.
This website provides resources for fathers to access directly:
- 24/7 Dad
- InsideOut Dad
- Understanding Dad
- Program evaluations
- Fatherhood research
- Evaluation instruments
- On-demand webinars
NFI also has a community mobilization approach to mobilizing around responsible fatherhood.
To make it easy for a field of advocates to get on frame, FrameWorks toolkits translate the findings of their research into formats that help guide advocacy communications. Contents include talking points, quick-start guides to the key shifts and core frame elements that are essential for reframing a particular issue, model responses to hot-topic questions, slides that can be added to advocates’ presentations, and “swiss cheese” editorials that organizations can customize for op/eds or blog posts.
Get Parenting Tips Facebook
Parenting doesn’t come with instructions. It’s how we handle it that matters. Parenting tips can help turn “I can’t handle this” into “I’ve got this”! Get parenting support at the Get Parenting Tips Facebook page.
Get Parenting Tips Website
GetParentingTips.com offers resources to support parents and caregivers on their parenting journey.
Inventory of Innovations
Find ways to build capacity for and apply innovations from the private sector to address challenges in the child welfare field. This series addresses the need for current information about innovations in child welfare that present possible solutions to the challenges faced by state and jurisdictional agencies. In addition, the series suggests ways for child welfare agencies to build capacity for innovation and describes how to apply innovations from the private sector to address challenges in the child welfare field.
Messaging and Branding: Plain Language
Messaging and branding checklists and handouts:
- Checklist for plain language
- Style guides
- Writing and reference tools
- Content types
Messaging and Branding: The Goodman Center
Stories are your single most powerful communication tool. They help us remember, shape our identity, and influence how we see the world. Learn how to use stories in advocacy, development, recruiting and every aspect of your internal and external communications. Books and periodicals available through this site include:
- Storytelling best practices
- Why bad presentations happen to good causes
- Why bad ads happen to good causes
- Free-range thinking
Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation
This is a Surgeon General's Advisory, which is a public statement that calls the American people’s attention to an urgent public health issue and provides recommendations for how it should be addressed. This advisory calls attention to the importance of social connection for individual health as well as on community-wide metrics of health and well-being, and conversely the significant consequences when social connection is lacking.
Mission Capital Research and Tools
Mission Capital provides the tools and guidance needed to tackle these complex issues and create lasting social change. We combine human, financial, intellectual, social and political capital to fuel the work of mission-driven people and organizations.
Vision: Complex community problems get solved.
Mission: We multiply the impact of mission-driven people and organizations.
From in-depth research to how-to documents, get the information and tools you need to answer your nonprofit and philanthropy questions.
Prevention Calendar and Activity Book
PEI produces an annual parenting tips calendar. This free family resource is filled with helpful tips for parents and caregivers of children of all ages. It is available in English and Spanish. The calendar is endorsed by the Texas Pediatric Society and is a great resource for families participating in early childhood programs.
Promoting Child & Family Well-Being
Child Welfare Information Gateway presents information on protective factors and child, youth, parent, and caregiver well-being. It also offers resources about marriage, fatherhood, and parenting, as well as building the capacity of programs and systems to promote well-being.
Publications & Research through United Way
Since 1887, United Way has served as a philanthropic leader, investing in individuals and strengthening communities through thought leadership. From annual reports and white papers to surveys and reports, this website offer resources to help you make a mark.
Safe Kids Worldwide
Safe Kids Worldwide is a nonprofit organization working to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries. Most people are surprised to learn preventable injuries are the #1 killer of kids in the United States. Throughout the world, almost one million children die of an injury each year, and almost every one of these tragedies is preventable.
This website includes:
- Fact sheets
- Research reports
- Safety tip sheet
- Educational videos
The Online Writing Lab (OWL)
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and provides these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.
Violence Prevention Technical Packages
Use evidence-based strategies in your violence prevention efforts.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed technical packages to help states and communities take advantage of the best available evidence to prevent violence.
Each package includes:
- Strategy: Lays out the direction or actions to achieve the goal of preventing violence.
- Approach: Includes the specific ways to advance the strategy. This can be accomplished through programs, policies, and practices.
- Evidence: The evidence for each of the approaches in preventing violence or its associated risk factors is included as the third component.
ZERO to THREE
ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development. ZERO TO THREE has advanced the proven power of nurturing relationships by transforming the science of early childhood into helpful resources, practical tools and responsive policies for millions of parents, professionals and policymakers. They focus on the following topics:
- Early development and well-being
- Early learning
- Policy and advocacy