"The Toolkit for Community Conversations About Mental Health is designed to support communities interested in holding conversations about mental health using consistent information and approaches. It includes three parts: an Information Brief, a Discussion Guide, and a Planning Guide. The toolkit will help communities and individuals start a conversation about mental health and help identify innovative and creative next steps to address the mental health needs of our Nation."
"The purpose of the Community Tool Box is to build capacity for this work—to make it easier for people to bring about change and improvement in their communities. The Community Tool Box connects people with resources for learning the many skills required for this work and applying this knowledge in diverse cultures and contexts.
Development of the Community Tool Box has been ongoing since 1994, and is a public service of the University of Kansas. The Community Tool Box is developed and managed by the Work Group for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas, and partners nationally and internationally."
Interactive tutorial for in-person community organizing. "The Toolkit is a set of resources that supports face-to-face training for residents and community leaders. The computer-based component (the "Organizing Game") is used to introduce concepts, prompt discussion, and allow residents to practice skills in a safe, non-threatening environment."
"The Community Organizing Tool Box is written specifically with funding organizations in mind, though the perspectives shared may also be useful for others interested in assessing organizing work, including grassroots organizing groups." Developed by the Neighborhood Funders Group.
The Change Agent's Tool Box is an eight-part series promoting integration across service systems to meet the needs of persons with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders, and consumers with multiple needs. Click on "2000" to download.