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Communities That Care (CTC) was initiated in Australia with the
vision of promoting the healthy development of children and young
people through long term community planning to prevent health and
social problems. The Centre for Adolescent Health has been
providing research and technical support for this best-practice
initiative. Communities That Care is moving to become an
independent service while retaining research links with the Centre
for Adolescent Health.
To be a learning organisation that:
Three "Pioneer Communities" are successfully implementing
Communities That Care.
The first fully operational Communities That Care site in
Australia has been led by Investing in Our
Youth. Their website provides access to a terrific variety of
valuable information including details of the research and planning
reports that are guiding activities in their community.
That Care Mornington Peninsula involves a strong
partnership with local government. This group is well down the
road in their ambitious objective of implementing Communities That
Care "Local Area Groups" in all sections of this large
With the completion of prevention planning reports for the
Wendouree and Delacombe/ Sebastopol sites the Strengthening
Generations team is now focussed on their next goal of
securing the funding to implement these plans.
Jodie Downey - Project Officer
Phone: 03 5320 5593