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ERIC Number: EJ1014840
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1939-4225
Asset Mapping: A Course Assignment and Community Assessment
Crozier, Mary; Melchior, Florence
New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, v25 n3 p125-129 Sum 2013
Asset mapping is a relatively new data collection strategy to identify services, staff capacity, programs, resources, values, and other protective factors in a geographic area that can be juxtaposed to risk factors when initiating community planning. A substance abuse prevention course for undergraduates added an assignment of assessing community needs using asset mapping. When completed, the asset map was shared with the off-campus substance abuse prevention coalition which allowed students the experience of consulting while bridging theory and practice. The purpose of this article is to outline the process and benefits for infusing a community assignment, asset mapping, into substance abuse prevention course content.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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