Planning for Change

Welcome! Youth-led programs (YLP) use many tools to aid in the planning processes as they seek to create change in their communities. The main tool used to plan for community change is the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). To assist in this process, YLP also use the Youth-Led Community-Based Process Strategy Map and a Macroplan. This allows YLP to establish a data-informed problem of practice and root causes to ensure that they are focused on measurable outcomes.

 

To support those interested in planning for community change, we created a series of resources to be used by both youth and adult allies engaged in YLP. Watch this short introductory video to see how these resources can be used to help your YLP plan for change in your community.

Introductory Video

How do adult allies support young people in planning community change?

 

The Strategic Prevention Framework

A framework for change

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The Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) is one of two frameworks that inform YLP. How will YOU utilize the SPF to create change in YOUR community?

What is the Strategic Prevention Framework?

Podcasts

This podcast, featuring both youth and adult allies, provides a high-level overview of how to engage young people in the selection and evaluation of data to inform a problem of practice and root causes. How will YOU use this podcast to engage youth from YOUR community in data selection and evaluation?

This podcast, featuring adult allies in the field, provides viewers with how young people are empowered through decision-making in all steps of the SPF process. How will YOU empower young people to make decisions in YOUR YLP?

This podcast, featuring adult allies in the field, provides viewers with ideas about how to create a space for young people to learn that their actions, over time, can lead to community change. How will YOU foster outcome efficacy among youth-led groups that you lead?

Webinars and Videos

Let’s Get SPF-Y

This video provides viewers with a unique graphical approach to the implementing the SPF process. How will YOU use this video to assist YOUR YLP in implementing the SPF?

Problem of Practice

This video helps adult allies and youth in YLP determine a problem of practice supported by data. How will YOU use this video to address issues in YOUR community?

Accessing Local Data

This video outlines how to access data from the Ohio Healthy Youth Environments Survey and other sources. How will YOU use data to inform your YLP?

Identifying Intervening Variables/Root Causes

This video helps adult allies and youth in YLP determine the root causes related to their problem of practice. How will YOU use this video to address issues in YOUR community?

 Templates & Tools

Adult Ally Planning Tools

The Adult Ally Planning Tools outline the planning activities necessary for change. How will YOU use these to plan inside of YOUR YLP?

YLP CBP Strategic Plan Map

The Youth-Led Strategic Plan Map guides adult allies and youth through the community-based process of implementing change. How will YOU use this map to guide YOUR YLP?

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Youth-Led Strategic Plan Map

The Youth-Led Strategic Plan Map guides adult allies and youth through the community-based process of implementing change. How will YOU use this map to guide YOUR YLP?

Voices from the Field: How Adult Allies Are Using These Resources