March 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
A community assessment is a valuable strategy for obtaining a clear picture of your community. In this very interactive workshop participants will work together to identify local assets as well as problem areas. As you think of starting a new project/program/service or change directions of an existing one in your community using the right tools to conduct a community assessment is critical.
In this workshop you will
- Learn how to build your organization to address specific problems.
- Learn how to identify community assets that encourage competence, confidence, connection, and character
- Identify the risks that youth and families face and the resources and strengths your community has to address them.
- Learn how you can successfully reach out to organizations or coalitions in your community that include schools, faith institutions, policy makers, employers, government agencies, community members, families, and other key players.
Alejandro Garcia Barbon has over seventeen years of experience in the management, administration, planning and development of public health and behavioral health services. He is currently the Program Director for the Behavioral Health Service Line with Health-First, Inc., which provides behavioral health services to the senior adult population in Brevard County, Florida. Some of his professional experience includes the management of behavioral acute care services and the management of the National Latino Tobacco Prevention and Control Network. He also collaborates and provides guidance to state, county, and community policy makers regarding the development and implementation of effective prevention/wellness policies and practices. Alejandro has extensive experience facilitating town hall meetings, debates, forums, panel and group discussions, and school and community meetings. In addition, he monitors and provides technical assistance to public and private public health and behavioral health treatment providers throughout the country. His skills include organizing and directing resources, evaluating information, planning strategies, resolving problems, communicating ideas, facilitating conversations, building partnerships and collaborations, and motivating others to accomplish tasks within changing environments