4 Resource Mapping Defined A system building process that links community resources with an agreed upon vision, goals, and expected outcomes.
5 Resource Mapping Defined A system-building process that:Leads to changeIdentifies resources and barriers to building a systemStrategizes optimal uses of resourcesIdentifies limitations and gaps in resource coordinationExplores new resourcesCoordinates resources for strategic planning
6 Purpose of Resource Mapping Comprehensive approach to:build capacitysustain practiceinform strategic action planningmake informed decisionscollect and analyze datashare information that benefits all stakeholders
7 Outcomes of Resource Mapping Improved post-school results for youthCompetitively employedEnrolled in postsecondary schoolMore collaborative partnershipsMore efficient and effective in delivery of services to youth and families“Map” of resource available for youth and families
8 how come it NEVER gets done? If everyone is doing it,how come it NEVER gets done?— Joe Marrone, UMass-Boston
9 Four Step Process Step 1: Pre-Mapping/Assessment Step 2: Mapping Step 3: Strategic ImplementationStep 4: Maintaining Mapping Efforts
11 Establish a Coordinating Team New or existing teamConsider self-interestWhat brings people to the table & keeps them there?Common goalDiverse representationSignificant ties to communityInclude “rotating” members to address particular issues and resourcesWhy to workWhat are your desired outcomes (six months, 1 year)?How often will you meet?What is the work plan ( responsibilities, timelines, communication, activities)?
13 Create a Vision Break traditional thinking Provide continuity of purpose & directionPrioritize issues & concernsPromote interest & commitment to actionCreate ownership of success
14 Step 2: Mapping Know your organizing framework Develop tools to collect resource dataCollect and map community resource dataIdentify existing limitations, gaps and overlaps in resourcesDetermine implications of the findings
15 Create an Organizing Framework Universal Resources- Resources available to all youth -- aimed at enhancing success and reducing barriers to the transition processSelected Resources- Supplemental resources provided to small groups of youth- to reduce the potential for increased difficulty and risk for long term failureTargeted Resources- Individually designed, intensive resources / interventions needed by very few youth
16 Organizing Framework NASET Transition Domains: Secondary Education & GraduationCareer Preparation & EmploymentFamily InvolvementYouth Development & LeadershipSupportive and Adult Services
18 Data CollectionDetermine what data to collect & evaluate - vision & goals will drive data collection decisionsUse a variety of evaluation strategies (on-line surveys, interviews, observations, focus groups, public forums)Value the opinions/ideas of both stakeholder groups & end-usersLimitations, gaps, overlapsAnalyze data for trends or patterns.Identify limitations, gaps and overlaps (duplication) in existing resources.Identify activities / services in place at each level of support (universal, selected, and targeted).If needed, conduct a formal “needs assessment.”Determine implications for practice and policy.
19 Step 3: Implementing the Map “The power of resource mapping comes with what happens after the resources have been identified.”Develop a strategic action planFacilitate access to resourcesCommunicate & disseminate information
20 Strategic Action Planning Strategize how resources can be redirectedDetermine which needs exist after realignmentIdentify other community resourcesPlan to access additional funding or resourcesBuild mutually beneficial partnerships;Anticipate challenges, and solutions.
21 Facilitate Access to Resources Consider a variety of possible formats for sharing and aligning resourcesWork to increase access and use of the resources
23 Evaluate Process and Progress Survey stakeholders (especially end-users) to determine if resource mapping process has served purpose.Survey team members to determine if process was beneficial and meaningful.Analyze outcome data to measure effectiveness of realigning resources.
24 Improved outcomes are the ultimate indicator of effective resource mapping.
25 Maintain Efforts Build your “Case for Support” Maintain flexibility Continue to increase and diversify resources by engaging communityEvaluate and monitor progress periodically- report out to stakeholdersCommunicate both successes and challengeBuild your “Case for Support”Maintain flexibility(mid-course corrections)Engage in marketing and promotionContinue to increase and diversify resources by engaging communityEvaluate and monitor progress periodically- report out to stakeholdersCommunicate both successes and challenges
26 The Value of Reflection “Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it.”- A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
27 Mapping Experience 4 Stages of Change Contentment Denial Chaos CreativityGrand idea—brainstorm how they can improve outcomesDenial—people who say we have already done it. What will we gain. It is another processChaos—making sense of the data…catotic if they have not determined what they want to map.Group—wanted to sustain but not sure what to sustain. Wanted grant source to pay to continue. Took awhile a … evaluating what they wanted to sustain and …. Lesson in that what it is they want to map.. The more specific the less catoci.Creativity – using resources differently…
28 Example—Mapping for Sustainability 7 communities in CaliforniaGoal to sustain program practice “continue benefits services in schools”Defined “benefits services”Collected and analyzed project dataLooked for new ways to “blend” & “braid” fundsDetermined who benefitsFound new partners and new ways to do business
29 Example-Mapping for Improved Results State of Florida—Interagency Services CommitteeVision: To develop strategies to eliminate barriers which will ensure successful transition to employment and further educational opportunities for youth with disabilities.Goals:1) increase number of youth transitioning to competitive employment2) increase number accessing post-secondary education
30 Example -- continuedMapping to gain baseline data on the resources to support transition to employment and post-secondary educationResults provide the BIG PICTURE & strategic directionPresent the plan to the state legislature and get support in implementing the actionsIndividual—need dedicated resourcesFoundation is action planning what learned into aFATAL mistake—don’t do because the gold star kid on block. Need to know how to use.
31 Lessons Learned Purpose driven – clearly defined goal Action plan must follow the data collection (e.g., map)Engage a “champion” or “champions”Inform those contributing to the map of the resultsBuild come language and purpose across all playersAction research….need to be on the same page. A facilitated process and strategic thinking.Need a clearly defined goal
32 ResourcesEssential Tools: Improving Secondary Education and Transition for Youth with Disabilities-Community Resource Mapping. (2005). Crane, K., & Mooney, M.Early Ongoing Collaboration and Assistance- Resource Mapping: A Toolkit. (2006). Sanetti, L., Kratochwill, T., Volpiansky, P., & Ring, M.
33 Kelli Crane, Ph.D. TransCen, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org 240.418.2684 Debra Martin Luecking, Ed.D TransCen, Inc ext. 245