The following guide suggests activities that are right for each stage of community readiness. You can use these suggestions to create a strategy for improving child passenger safety in your community.
Stages of Readiness
Community members don’t recognize the issue as a problem. Or it may not really be an issue.
Some community members recognize it as a concern. But there’s little recognition that it’s happening locally.
Most community members feel there’s a local concern. But there’s no immediate motivation to do anything about it.
Community members recognize something must be done. There may even be a group addressing it. But efforts aren’t focused or detailed.
Some active community leaders start to plan in earnest. The community modestly supports their efforts.
There is enough information to justify efforts. Activities are underway.
Administrators or community decision-makers support activities. Staff begin to train and get experience.
Efforts are in place. Members feel comfortable using services, and they support expansions. Local data are regularly obtained.