Communities That Care (CTC) is a community prevention action model that uses a public health approach to prevent problem behaviors in youth, such as violence, delinquency, school dropout and substance abuse.
The Community Capacity Building and Mobilization in Youth Mental Health Promotion resource discusses how the community of West Carleton in Ontario mobilized around the issue of youth suicide in response to a local crisis.
The Community Toolbox has chapters with tools and resources that can be used to conduct community assessments.
Preventing Youth Suicide: A Guide for Practitioners provides a framework for a comprehensive and community-based youth suicide prevention strategy.
The Suicide Prevention Toolkit, developed by the Oklahoma Youth Suicide Prevention Council, offers an assessment tool intended for use by youth suicide prevention coalitions or organizations.
The Community Development Handbook: A Tool to Build Community Capacity contains valuable information on assessing community readiness and provides information, tools and tips for carrying out community-based initiatives using a community development perspective.
The Thunder Bay community mobilized around youth suicide prevention. This webpage describes their process, which involved a thorough review on youth suicide prevention and gathering input from community members.
Vibrant Communities Canada offers a range of asset mapping tools that can be used to support asset-based community development.