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Establish common vocabulary

Purpose: To orient members of the Community Implementation Team to common terms and acronyms used during the course of community discussions on developmental screening and referral.

Glossary of Acronyms

Creating a Common Vocabulary: Sample Definitions

Creating a Common Vocabulary Worksheet

Recommended reading from the American Academy of Pediatrics:

Developmental Screening in Early Childhood Systems Summary Report

Recommended reading from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

Watch Me Thrive Compendium

Conduct community readiness assessment

Purpose: To examine and identify the community’s capacity to implement enhancements to a comprehensive system of developmental screening and referral.

Community Readiness Overview

Interpreting the Results: Community Readiness Assessment Themes and Strategies

Community Readiness Assessment Template: download the customizable Word document

Recommended reading from the KU Community Toolbox:

Community Readiness

Recommended reading from the Minnesota Department of Human Services:

Assessing Community Needs and Assessment: A Toolkit for Working with Communities on ATOD Prevention