Building Community Coalitions

When engaged in advocacy work, individuals and organizations often find that collaborating with other advocates who have similar goals can be extremely helpful. To reap the many benefits of such a partnership and maximize the effectiveness of their advocacy efforts, individuals and organizations may want to build community coalitions.  A coalition can be a powerful force for positive change in a community. If you can form one that lasts and addresses the issues it was meant to, you’ve done a major piece of community building work.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss frameworks for guiding, supporting and evaluating the work of community and system change
  • Utilize opportunities to understand the value of effective interventions and how to achieve success
  • Practice assessing community needs and resources, get issues on the public agenda, and choose relevant strategies
  • Display an understanding of culture and diversity
  • Describe guidelines and develop products that help their coalition build the capacity needed to construct and carry out a comprehensive community plan
  • Describe basic tools necessary to develop a comprehensive evaluation plan 

Available Continuing Education: 6 hours

CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist)

DMH- Addiction Therapist

DMH-Community Support Specialist

DMH- IDD Therapist

DMH- Mental Health Therapist

DMH- IDD Therapist

DMH – Licensed Administrator

MAAP (Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals)

NBCC/LPC (National Board Certified Counselors)

SW (Social Work)

Presenter

Linda Vasquez, Ph.D.

Location

MSPHI

Date

Jan. 23, 2019

Time

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Presenter

Linda Vasquez, Ph.D.

Location

MSPHI