Communities That Care, commonly referred to as CTC is a process that
empowers community members to work together toward a common goal: the
healthy development of youth. CTC provides the tools we need to make the
right decisions for our youth. The process guides us in selecting the
tested, effective programs, policies and practices that best meets the
specific challenges our community faces. CTC was developed by Dr. J.
David Hawkins and Dr. Richard F. Catalano of the University of
Washington's Social Development Research Group.
Bradford County CTC - Vision
All Bradford County residents will be happy, healthy, safe and productive. (shared with PFCD)
Bradford County CTC - Mission
Using prevention education to reduce the use of alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs and other substances while increasing positive youth development.
CTC focuses on five problem behaviors
• Substance Abuse
• School Drop-Out
• Teen Pregnancy
Based on data collected from the PA Youth Survey, Bradford County CTC's two priority Risk Factors that have been identified are:
• Community Laws and Norms Favorable toward Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug use.
• Family Management Problems
The Protective Factors in Bradford County which need to be improved include:
• Family Attachment
Bradford County Risk & Resource Assessment
- The Bradford County Communities That Care updated and revised their
Risk and Resource Assessment in 2015. This assessment takes into
consideration how each of the above risk factors were chosen and what
resources are currently available in Bradford County to address those
risks. This assessment tool is used to identify the gaps in services and
programs so that as a coalition we can develop solutions and implement
programs that will decrease these risk factors. For a full copy of the 2015 Risk & Resource Assessment report, click here.
Bradford County Action Plan -
The Bradford County Communities That Care then used their Risk and
Resource Assessment to develop a logic model. This logic model is the
plan that the coalition will follow in order to address the high risk
factors and the low protective factors that are prevalent in Bradford
County.Bradford County CTC Accomplishments
• RAMP Training
• Law Enforcement TrainingHelpful Resources