This instrument is designed to provide a process to assist communities working on enhancing their crisis system to assess their current status on each of the elements of an “ideal crisis system” and to help prioritize next steps.
All items are scored on a 1 – 5 scale. The scale reflects a complete continuum ranging from non-existent/not started in our community through fully implemented and functioning well.
These may be useful in assigning a score on individual items:
Tips on Scoring and Using This Report Card
Keep in mind this is not an exact science; not all items will fit neatly with the specific anchors suggested above. In general, if you find yourself between two scores (which will happen commonly) choose the lower score. This may prompt you to set the higher score as a short or intermediate term goal.
Also remember that there is neither a “perfect score” for the instrument as a whole or a “right answer” for individual items. The goal is to ensure that stakeholders are aware of each of the specific aspects or ingredients of an ideal crisis system and have a common language and a process by which to discuss and assess where their community is at with regard to each of these. Hopefully, this can be used to assist in goal setting (short-, medium- and long-term) and prioritization.Download the Report Card