ESSENTIAL TOOLS —
Community Resource Mapping
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Acknowledgements: The authors would like to thank Debra
Hart of the University of Massachusetts-Boston, who served as a
reviewer of this document, for her insights and feedback, and Meredith
Gramlich of TransCen, Inc., for her contributions to the resource
section and glossary.
Table of Contents
Federal Context for Aligning Resources
State-Level Context for Collaborating
Implications for Mapping Resources at the Community Level
How to Use This Issue of Essential Tools
What is Resource Mapping?
How Resource Mapping Can Help Transform Your Community
The Mapping Process
Establishing a Task Force to Guide the Process
Setting a Vision
Developing Mapping Tools and Strategies
Determining the Meaning of the Information
Communicating and Using the Mapping Results
3: Taking Action
Developing an Action Plan
Implementing the Action Plan
Sharing the Action Plan
4: Maintaining, Sustaining, and Evaluating Mapping Efforts
Sustaining the Effort
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Citation: Crane, K., & Mooney, M. (2005). Essential
tools: Community resource mapping. Minneapolis, MN:
University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration, National
Center on Secondary Education and Transition.
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