Community Tool Box
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The Community Tool Box (CTB) is a free, capacity-building web site that is a public service of the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, United States. It is maintained by the Work Group for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas as well by national entities. The website was created by the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies at the university. With over 7,000 pages of information, the Community Tool Box contains detailed guides and aids for problem solving common barriers faced in community development.
CTB was founded in 1995 by Stephen Fawcett. In 2006, the website had a daily average of 3,315 visitors. It was initially an offline project which provided information to people about substance abuse and gun violence but later expanded to the Internet so that it could reach more people.
Web content and organization
The resources of the CTB are organized in a user-friendly format. The website is written in HTML, which allows for easy modification. It contains a table of contents which links to 300 subsections pertaining to training people in a variety of skills of work in the community. The table of contents has 46 chapters, which are subdivided into between 3 and 15 sections. It also has forums and chat rooms, which allow users to request assistance from the community.
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