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National Center on Secondary Education and Transition

ESSENTIAL TOOLS —
Community Resource Mapping


Resources

The Asset-Based Community Development Institute
Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University
http://www.northwestern.edu/ipr/abcd.html

Community Resource Mapping: A Strategy for Promoting Successful Transition for Youth with Disabilities
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
http://www.ncset.org/publications/viewdesc.asp?id=939

Community YouthMapping
Center for Youth Development and Policy Research, Academy for Educational Development
http://cyd.aed.org/cym/cym.html

Community YouthMapping: Are You on the Map?
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
http://www.ncset.org/teleconferences/transcripts/2004_02.asp

Equitable Development Toolkit: Beyond Gentrification, Development Tools: Community Mapping
PolicyLink
http://www.policylink.org/site/c.lkIXLbMNJrE/b.5136575/k.39A1/Equitable_Development_Toolkit.htm

Holding Schools Accountable Toolkit: A Guide for People Working in Neighborhoods
Annie E. Casey Foundation
http://www.aecf.org/upload/PublicationFiles/holding%20schools.pdf (714 KB, 78 pp)

Improving Adult Outcomes for Youth with Disabilities: Mapping and Aligning Resources
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
http://www.ncset.org/teleconferences/transcripts/2003_01.asp

Integrating Service Systems at the Point of Transition for Youth with Significant Disabilities: A Model that Works
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
http://www.ncset.org/publications/viewdesc.asp?id=705

Mapping Community Capacity
Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University
http://www.northwestern.edu/ipr/publications/community/mcc.html

Mapping the Assets of Your Community: A Key Component for Building Local Capacity
Southern Rural Development Center
http://srdc.msstate.edu/trainings/educurricula/asset_mapping/

The Several Forms of “Community Mapping”
Outreach Partnerships, Michigan State University
http://outreach.msu.edu/bpbriefs/issues/brief3.pdf (407 KB, 4 pp)

Transition Planning: Community Mapping as a Tool for Teachers and Students
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
http://www.ncset.org/publications/viewdesc.asp?id=2128


Table of Contents

Setting the Stage
Federal Context for Aligning Resources
State-Level Context for Collaborating
Implications for Mapping Resources at the Community Level
How to Use This Issue of Essential Tools

Overview
What is Resource Mapping?
How Resource Mapping Can Help Transform Your Community
The Mapping Process

Step 1: Pre-Mapping
Establishing a Task Force to Guide the Process
Setting a Vision
Setting Goals
Communicating Continuously
Reflection Questions

Step 2: Mapping
Identifying Resources
Developing Mapping Tools and Strategies
Gathering Information
Determining the Meaning of the Information
Communicating and Using the Mapping Results
Reflection Questions

Step 3: Taking Action
Developing an Action Plan
Achieving Consensus
Implementing the Action Plan
Sharing the Action Plan
Reflection Questions

Step 4: Maintaining, Sustaining, and Evaluating Mapping Efforts
Evaluating Progress
Maintaining Momentum
Sustaining the Effort
Reflection Questions

Summary

References

Resources

Glossary



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Citation: Crane, K., & Mooney, M. (2005). Essential tools: Community resource mapping. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration, National Center on Secondary Education and Transition.

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