Community Resources

Book
Author/Presenter:
Keeter, Scott; Zukin, Cliff; Andolina, Molly; et al
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Resource:
Civic and Political Health of the Nation: A Generational Portrait, The
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Publisher:
College Park, MD: Center for Information and Research in Civic Learning & Engagement, 2002
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Notes:
Analyzes two comprehensive surveys of the nation's civic and political behavior -- from voting to volunteering -- and chronicles the differences among four separate generations ("GenY", "GenX", "Baby Boomers", and "Matures"). Findings indicate that young people are much more likely to support government action and are just as engaged in apolitical civic activities as are older generations, but are less likely to trust others and participate in electoral politics. Also identifies what is working to increase the civic engagement of young people

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/53210656
Book
Author/Presenter:
Krile, James; Curphy, Gordon and Lund, Duane
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Resource:
Community Leadership Handbook: Framing Ideas, Building Relationships and Mobilizing Resources, The
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Publisher:
St. Paul, MN: Fieldstone Alliance, 2006
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Notes:
Gives community members the tools to bring people together to make changes. Some of the useful resources included are: Identifying Community Assets; Community Problem Analysis; Accessing Community Data; Appreciative Inquiry; Translating Vision to Action; Interpersonal Communication for Leaders; Managing Interpersonal Conflict as a Leader; Building Social Capital Across Cultures; Network Mapping: Locating Your Social Capital; Stakeholders Analysis; Building Coalitions; Building Effective Community Teams; Recruiting and Sustaining Volunteers; Getting the Most from Your Meetings.

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/62408668
Book
Author/Presenter:
Lukas, Carol and Hoskins, Linda
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Resource:
Wilder Nonprofit Guide to Conducting Community Forums: Engaging Citizens, Mobilizing Communities, The
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Publisher:
St. Paul, MN: A.H. Wilder Foundation, 2003
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Notes:
Provides step-by-step instructions for planning and carrying out effective community forums with lasting results. Discusses how community forums can be powerful tools for educating the public, building consensus, focusing action, and influencing public policy

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/51764127
Book
Author/Presenter:
Mattessich, Paul and Monsey, Barbara
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Resource:
Community Building: What Makes it Work - A Review of Factors Influencing Successful Community Building
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Publisher:
St. Paul, MN: Fieldstone Alliance, 1997
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Notes:
Discusses what does and doesn't contribute to community-building success. Reveals 28 keys to more effective and efficient community-building

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/36676036
Book
Author/Presenter:
Mattessich, Paul; Murray-Close, Marta and Monsey, Barbara
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Resource:
Collaboration: What Makes It Work, 2nd Edition
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Publisher:
St. Paul, MN: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, 2001
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Notes:
Provides an in-depth review of research on collaboration, with tools to help individuals and organizations identify the key factors to successful collaboration

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/47120245
Book
Author/Presenter:
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
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Resource:
Blueprint for Action: Developing a Livable Community for All Ages, A
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Publisher:
Washington, D.C.: National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, 2007
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Notes:
Discusses the key challenges and action steps needed to focus community energies on aging in place and developing livable communities for all ages

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/155718471
Book
Author/Presenter:
Putnam, Robert
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Resource:
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
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Publisher:
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2000
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Notes:
Discusses how social bonds are the most powerful predictors of life satisfaction and community well-being

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/43599073
Book
Author/Presenter:
Putnam, Robert and Feldstein, Lewis
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Resource:
Better Together: Restoring the American Community
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Publisher:
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2004
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Notes:
Examines how people across the country are inventing new forms of social activism and community renewal. Advocates for the importance of growing "social capital," especially as society grows increasingly diverse. Includes profiles of people using the extraordinary power of social networks to improve their lives and the lives of those around them

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/52410295
Book
Author/Presenter:
Roszak, Theodore
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Resource:
America the Wise: The Longevity Revolution and the True Wealth of Nations
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Publisher:
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998
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Notes:
Argues that far from being an unaffordable burden, longevity -- with its ability to prolong productive, fulfilling lives -- is the true wealth of nations, and a paramount historical achievement rather than a recipe for fiscal disaster. Offers a comprehensive examination of our changing demographic patterns and explores the idea of a new society based, not on the survival of the fittest, but on wisdom, compassion, and the survival of the kindest

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/39033405
Book
Author/Presenter:
Snowden, David
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Resource:
Aging With Grace: What the Nun Study Teaches Us About Leading Longer, Healthier, and More Meaningful Lives
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Publisher:
New York, NY: Bantam Books, 2001
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Notes:
Discusses the findings from the a15-year study of a population of 678 nuns by one of the world’s leading experts on Alzheimer’s disease. Offers a wealth of practical findings from why building linguistic ability in childhood may protect against Alzheimer’s, to which foods promote longevity and healthy brain function, to why preventing strokes and depression is key to avoiding Alzheimer’s. Also discusses what role heredity plays, and why it’s never too late to start an exercise program, as well as how attitude, faith, and community can add years to our lives

WorldCat:
www.worldcat.org/oclc/45661479

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