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Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7


Chapter 1

Definitions of needs assessment on the Internet:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&defl=en&q=define:Needs+Assessment&sa=X&oi=
glossary_definition&ct=title

A good PowerPoint overview of most of the topics covered in the book was previously created by Charlie French at the University of New Hampshire and can be found at:
http://extension.unh.edu/CommDev/ToolBox/CNATools.ppt#
316,1,Community Needs Assessment Tools

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Chapter 2

Additional references and views of steps in the needs assessment process can be found at:
http://www.personal.psu.edu/mrs331/needs_assessment.htm

Focusing on staff in a business or organization, see:
http://www.gov.ns.ca/psc/pdf/recognition/Step%20Three
/Steps%20in%20Conducting%20a%20Needs%20Assessment.pdf

For steps in a school improvement needs assessment, see:
http://www.learningkeys.org/eKeys/Volume2/
SchoolImprovementNeedsAssessment/tabid/222/Default.aspx

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Chapter 3

A community assessment tool for early childhood needs and resources from the National League of Cities can be found at:

http://www.nlc.org/ASSETS/9E0E988A7ED9453E9242FD99
AF346F02/IYEF_ECE_Community_Assessment_Tool.pdf

Instruments for measuring attitudes and beliefs about aggression, delinquency, violence and gangs can be found at:
http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/pub-res/pdf/YV/CDC_YV_SecI.pdf

Instruments for measuring family, home, and community influences related to youth violence can be found at:
http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/pub-res/pdf/YV/CDC_YV_SecIV.pdf

Instrument from the National Mental Health Association:
http://www.ncstac.org/content/materials/
CommunityNeedsAssessment.pdf

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Chapter 4

Websites that can provide analytic procedures when looking for significant differences between or among groups can be found at:

http://statpages.org/ (380 calculating pages)

http://faculty.vassar.edu/lowry/VassarStats.htm  (calculating pages from Vassar)

http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/  (calculating pages and interpretation examples from UCLA)

http:/www.statsoft.com/textboot/stathome.html    (Electronic Statistics Textbook)


Chapter 5

Examples of executive summaries and needs assessment reports can be found at:

Rock County Wisconsin Community Needs Assessment
http://www.unitedwayjanesville.org/files/Executive%20
Summary%20-%20Needs%20Assessment.pdf

Greater Topeka
http://www.unitedwaytopeka.org/cnas.html

Howard County, Indiana
http://www.unitedwayhoco.org/needs/ExecSummary07.pdf

Rappahannock, Virginia
http://www.rappahannockunitedway.org/community
/needs_assessment.html

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
http://www.mcfoundationinc.org/pdfs/Montco_Needs_ExSum.pdf

United Way of the Capital Region (with Latino Community Assessment)
http://www.uwcr.org/site/solutions/assessment.asp

Chenango United Way
http://www.chenangouw.org/impact.html

United Way of Metropolitan Nashville
http://www.tnstate.edu/ober/doc/Executive%20Summary-%20UW.doc

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Chapter 6

Staff training needs assessment from an international perspective:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/449724/Training-Needs-Assessment

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Chapter 7

National Survey on Drug Use and Health (SAMHSA - Office of Applied Studies)
http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/NSDUHlatest.htm

NIDA Monograph 167:  The Validity of Self-Reported Drug Use: Improving the Accuracy of Survey Estimates (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
http://www.drugabuse.gov/pdf/monographs/
monograph167/download167.html

What is a random sample? (American Association for Public Opinion Research)
http://www.aapor.org/sampling

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