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Weigh In Wednesday: Alcohol and the SART

Maybe it’s the fact that Saint Patrick’s Day is coming up. Maybe it’s the steadily warming weather of Minnesota that makes me dream of sitting…

Resource Spotlight: SVJI Evaluation Tool

We talked about assessing the state of the state in the last post. I wanted to provide you all a resource to help you and…

SART Foundations: Who Should Be On My Team?

Building your SART can be a mixture of planning, luck, and unexpected twists. Sometimes, it’s a straightforward process and all of the people who want…

Weigh In Wednesday: What Does Partnership Mean to You?

It’s February, which means it is the month of relationships. The month of non-stop talking about relationships—whether they are good or bad or blissful or…

Prevention Work In LGBTQ Communities featuring Guest Writer Johnanna Ganz

First, I am not the sole authority on the LGBTQ community. There are many voices and many identities that I do not represent.

Ways of Knowing and Ways of Listening: Lessons from St. Croix Technical Assistance

Last week, I had the privilege to spend time on the island of St. Croix working with the amazing SART that has begun doing the…

SART Foundations: Mission Statements, New or Revisited

Through doing work with SARTs, one of the key things that helps orient the group and keep the work grounded is a mission statement. Sounds…

Using Reflection to Help Choose Goals: Assessing the State of the State

Everybody has opinions. It’s just a fact of life, right? When thinking about SARTs, everybody has opinions on the things (1) going well (2) going…

Weigh In Wednesday: Nuggets of Knowledge from 2016

It’s the New Year! People are ready to leave behind 2016. Which means, everyone feels a renewed sense of commitment and purpose, right?! With that…