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									  MOVING FORWARD:

   Building Capacity
   Leveraging Resources
   Regional Community Networks (RCNs) &
   Year 2 Quarterly Report Forms
Statewide Grantee Progress
A main purpose of the MOFAS Community Grants
program is to help RCNs leverage their resources
and build their capacity to collaborate so that they
can implement culturally competent, FASD
prevention, intervention, and support activities and
services in a more coordinated and comprehensive
fashion. The end goal is a sustainable network of
FASD services in each funded region that will
continue beyond the window of MOFAS Community
Grant funding
Building Capacity
   Building knowledge and skills, particularly of first-

   Training for professionals and lay people involved
    with persons with FASD and their families
Activity Highlights
   Activities reached a total of 7,208 people
   # of
 Activities   Audience / Sector Reached
    11        Criminal justice professionals
     7        Consumers: Parents, Caregivers, Kids with FASD dx
    24        Education professionals (teachers, staff, admins)
    27        General Public
    28        Health Care / Public Health
    13        Human / Social Services
     6        Mental Health
     3        People in recovery
Highlights Cont’d
                                                  # of
    Area of FASD
    Prevention                                     40
    Identification and Diagnosis                   15
    Intervention / Support                         39
    Public Awareness                               29
    Other: Recruitment of RCN                      15
    members or partners

    * Out of 77 activity logs; many activities were geared
    toward multiple areas
Building Capacity
   Strengthening the ability of professionals and lay
    persons to work together

   Building relationships and communication

   Achieving greater consensus on (and more
    consistent implementation of) best practices for
    prevention, assessment and support
Grantee Interview Highlights:
   Each grantee RCN functions differently
   RCN member collaboration is limited
   Caveat: Form / Nature was not
    specified for grantees
Grantee Interview Highlights:
 Plans are not clearly delineated for most in this
early stage
 Education of professionals and laypersons is
primary focus – important first step
 Theory of change is unspecified -- no matter
what approach, think about how the activity is a
step toward making sustainable change
Leveraging Resources
   Achieving greater economy of scale in
    planning and implementing prevention,
    intervention and support activities
   Sharing information, knowledge, tools, and
    resources for common goals
   Helping existing programs or networks
    leverage their resources to conduct needed
Activity Highlights
    Total # of activity hours: 168.5
                  Variety of Resources Leveraged
 Sector of Contributors                                 # of contributors*
 Human Services                                                 21
 Health Care / Public Health                                    8
 Education                                                      14
 Media Organizations / Artists                                  10
 Criminal Justice                                               2
 MOFAS Staff                                                    5
 Clients, Community Members, Families                           40
 Network Members                                               10
 * May be duplicates; some people may have contributed to more than one activity
   Many more contributors were likely RCN members, but were not listed as such
Activity Highlights
                Magnitude of Resources Leveraged
 Type of Resource                      Quantity / Frequency
 Monetary*                             $2,600
 Professionals (training, planning)    40 professionals
 Community Members / Volunteers        38 people
 Media                                 39 (15 posters, 13 print,
                                       10 radio, 1 t.v.)
 Meeting / Office Space                14 times
 Copying / Materials                   4 times
 Transportation                        1 time
 * If monetary amount was provided
Grantee Interview Highlights:
Leveraging Resources
A key strategy of this initiative is “to bring the right people to
the table.” Grants are expected to assess the capacity of
existing agencies to address FASD, and to recruit
membership based both on the strengths and the needs
within their region. Grants should seek to build or expand
their RCN to include professionals or laypersons that:
represent a variety of sectors, have a history of working
within the field of FASD, have available resources and
influence within the region, and have a history of
Statewide Look at RCN
                 RCN Members
                                 # from
   Sectors Represented
   Education                        19
   Human Services                   23
   Mental Health                    22
   Public Health / Health Care      40
   Criminal Justice                  7
   Media                             6
   Policy / Legislative              1
   MOFAS                             1
   Total                           119
Regional Community Networks
(RCNs) & Collaboration
   Involve groups of partnering agencies and
    organizations that include representation
    from various sectors

   Build regional capacity based on existing
    infrastructure as this represents the best way
    to sustain efforts over time
Grantee Interview Highlights:
   RCN memberships are formative and still emerging
   Membership from a variety of sectors / influential persons
   Most RCNs are addressing a full range of FASD work—
    prevention, intervention, identification, diagnosis and
   Grantees’ visions for their RCNs appear to be on the right
    track and their progress after six months of funding is
RCN Highlights Cont’d
   Collaboration: 1) the form / nature is not specified for
    grantees; 2) RCN member collaboration is limited
       Some grantees are using a “silo” approach to member
        involvement and others are actively linking members together

   Sustainability: 1) plans not clearly delineated; 2)
    education is primary focus; 3) theory of change is
    unspecified -- How is the activity a step toward making
    sustainable change?
Statewide Progress
 Grantees’ visions for their RCNs appear to be on the
 right track and their progress after six months of
 funding is good
Revised 2007 Quarterly Report
   Activity Log
   Network Member Form
   Narrative
   Work Plan Progress Table

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