The CTC Community Board is split into seven different work groups, each with a specific task. The work groups meet monthly for about an hour. The whole CTC Community Board only meets about once every quarter. You can join one or more work groups by clicking here. Community members are always welcome to sit in on a work group to see if it is a good fit for them. Descriptions of each work group are below, with meeting times.
You can view our work group meeting dates on our public Google Calendar.
Community Board Maintenance Work Group
Role: The Community Board Maintenance work group builds and sustains a healthy and effective community board.
Funding Work Group
Role: The Funding work group identifies funding needs and manages the acquisition of public and private funds to support the community coordinator, community board, and the action plan programs, policies, and practices.
Outreach Work Group
Role: The Outreach work group is responsible for involving stakeholders, promoting the Communities That Care system, and educating and updating key leaders and the community about the work of the community board.
Resource Assessment Work Group
Role: The Resources Assessment work group is responsible for identifying current community services that address the priority risk and protective factors, identifying service delivery gaps, and recommending solutions. This workgroup also designs and oversees monitoring and evaluation of the programs & policies implemented under the Community Action Plan.
Risk and Protective Factors Work Group
Role: The Risk & Protective Factor work group collects and reviews youth survey and public data to help the community board select priority youth outcomes, and priority risk and protective factors. This group also monitors changes in community-level outcomes over time.
Suicide Prevention Work Group
Role: The Suicide Prevention work group is a special group that the Houghton/Keweenaw CTC has implemented. Its role is to collaborate with local Suicide Prevention Coalitions to lower suicide risk, particularly in youth.
Youth Involvement Work Group
Role: The Youth Involvement work group recruits youth for all aspects of the CTC effort. It works with other work groups to identify meaningful opportunities for young people, skills and training needed by young people, and appropriate recognition.