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Quickstart Guide
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Be informed. Be involved. Be in reach.
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Ohio Resource Network for Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities
Introduction to Quick Start Guide
The Ohio Resource Network (ORN) was established in 1991 to provide
support to Ohio's safe and drug-free schools and communities workforce.
The way that ORN makes current prevention information available and
responds to the needs of local communities has evolved over the past two
decades. To keep pace with the growing population, increasing demand,
and advancing technology – as well as meet and shape customer
expectations moving forward – ORN has adopted the nReach platform.
nReach is designed to place treatment and prevention resources at the
fingertips of all Ohioans.
Be informed. Be involved. Be in reach.
What is nReach?
nReach is a “people first” collaborative web space and knowledge base of treatment and
prevention resources, supplied by and available to all interested Ohioans. It was created as a
platform for connecting to professional colleagues in the health and human services industry
much like we do with friends through popular social media outlets like Facebook and MySpace.
nReach is…
an online community where people and agencies can come together to discuss challenges, find
solutions, and share success stories related to their programs, disciplines, and personal lives.
an expansive repository for the latest research findings, funding opportunities, job postings,
learning opportunities, and events.
There are two things that make nReach great – community and content – and it is up to you to
make both a success.
Getting started is as easy as 1-2-3
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WHY IT’S IMPORTANT
Creating an account is FREE, it only takes a few minutes. After you create an account, you’ll have
access to the entire nReach site and be able to participate in forums and blog discussions, read
articles, explore job listings, and use other features.
We all have valuable information to share. To properly leverage your unique skillset and use
nReach to its fullest potential, it‘s important to keep your profile information up-to-date and
complete.
Members with complete profiles are more likely to reap the full benefits of nReach. You’ll expand
your network, build your knowledge base, and receive new opportunities through nReach.
Complete member profiles make your unique expertise identifiable to other nReach members
for advice, speaking opportunities, and collaboration. They also:
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Complete your profile today, it will help the right people and opportunities find you.
Create an account.
HOW TO DO IT
Step 1 – Registration
Go to http://nreach.org/user/register (or click Create an Account in the top menu) and fill in the
required information. You must provide a valid e-mail address to register. Once you submit your
information, your password and further instructions will be sent to this address. Your e-mail is
not made public and will only be used if you wish to receive a new password or wish to receive
certain news or notifications.
Step 2 – Confirmation
Check your email for your password and visit http://nreach.org/user/ to sign in.
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Customize your profile.
HOW TO DO IT
Step 1 – Edit Account
Now that you are signed in, let’s customize your profile. You should already see your profile, but
if not, click My Profile in the main navigation (alternately you can enter http://nreach.org/user/me
into your browser’s address bar).
Click the Edit tab to begin.
Step 2 – Password
Change your password to make your nReach sign-in easier to remember.
Step 3 – Signature
Add a signature. Like an email signature, your nReach signature will be publicly displayed at the
end of your comments.
Step 4 – Profile Image
Upload an image. This is will be your virtual face or picture. Choose a picture that best repre-
sents who you are and what you do. nReach is made up of real people solving real problems –
by uploading an actual photo of yourself your words will carry more weight.
Step 5 – Time Zone
Select your time zone and click Save.
Detailed profile.
HOW TO DO IT
Step 1 – Personal Information
Click the Edit tab again, and click Profile underneath it. Your name should already be filled in,
so let’s begin by entering your job description, personal interests, and contact information. This
area much like filling in your information on an online job site like Monster.com or HotJobs. You
may not be looking for a job, but it’s important to promote your unique skillset and interests.
Step 2 – Vocabularies
Vocabularies are your areas of expertise and interest. These are the languages you speak fluently
and the languages you are trying to learn. You can select multiple topics, audiences, and Ohio
counties by holding down the CTRL (Command ⌘ on a Mac) or SHIFT keys.
When you are finished, click Preview to review your information and then click Save.
*Please note that you can come back and update your profile at any time.
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Now that you are signed in and have completed your profile, you can begin taking advantage of
everything nReach has to offer.
There are several ways to navigate content on nReach. You can browse content by subject or
search all content on the site by entering the appropriate search terms in the form at the top of
every page.
BROWSE
Discover the many different types of content on nReach by browsing the clickable tabs in the
main menu.
You can browse further by selecting additional items from the sub-menu at the top of the page
or the paginated navigation at the bottom of the page. You can also filter content by member
rating, topic, audience, and/or Ohio county as listed in the right sidebar.
Types of content on nReach include:
ORGANIZATIONS
Organizations carry attributes specific to a particular company, agency, or other resource.
Organizational content can include a brief description, contact information, website, populations
served, primary focus, and services provided.
You can browse organizations by visiting nreach.org/organizations or clicking the Organizations
tab in the main menu.
EXAMPLE: Active Parenting Now
PROGRAMS
Programs are official, state-funded programs.
Program content can include a brief description and carry references to Organizations, Contacts,
and/or Groups.
You can browse programs by visiting nreach.org/programs or by clicking the Programs tab in the
main menu.
EXAMPLE: Ohio Early Warning Network
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GROUPS
A group is a collection of content and users serving a particular topic, audience, and/or Ohio
county.
Group content can include a brief description and a mission statement.
To view a list of current groups, visit nreach.org/groups or click the Groups tab in the main menu.
EXAMPLE: FASD Parent Network
NEWS
The News section of nReach contains the most basic type of content, Articles that each repre-
sent a single page on the site.
Articles can contain carry references to Groups and sources found either on nReach or externally.
You can browse articles by visiting nreach.org/news or clicking the News tab in the main menu.
EXAMPLE: $1 spent on prevention saves $10, study says
EVENTS
Events are conferences, workshops, trainings, or speaking engagements that might be of interest
to the larger nReach community.
Event content can contain a brief description, links to registration information, dates & times,
and carry references to Groups.
To browse the Events Calendar, visit nreach.org/events or click the Events tab in the main menu.
EXAMPLE: 2009 Ohio School Resource Officers Conference
JOBS
Jobs are listings for open positions posted by members of the nReach community. Hiring man-
agers can tap into a network nReach professionals to find the ideal candidate with the specific
skill set and experience needed. Job seekers can utilize inside connections at potential employ-
ers to help land their dream job.
Use the power of your network to find a new job or hire a new employee.
To browse job listings, visit nreach.org/jobs or click the Jobs tab in the main menu.
EXAMPLE: LAKE MED NURSING — KINDRED HEALTHCARE — Painesville, OH
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USERS
The user directory lists every nReach member (including you!) sorted by login name. You browse
members to network with like-minded individuals or find experts by topic. You can also filter
members by topic, audience, and/or Ohio county as listed in the right sidebar.
EXAMPLE: Smiley – Abuse, Alcohol, Athens, Coalition Members, Counselors, Drugs, Franklin,
Funding, Geauga, Hamilton.
SEARCH
Find exactly what you’re looking for. The person, expertise, or knowledge you’re looking for is
probably already on nReach.
The nReach search engine works just like searching on Google, Yahoo, or MSN. Search by name,
topic, audience, or type of content.
Try it out. You can search for content, other nReach members, or help in using nReach.
Quick Search
Enter your search terms in the box at the top of the page – where it says “Search All Content” –
and click GO.
Advanced Search
If you want to run an advanced search, click on the “Advanced” link next to the Search box in
the top right hand corner.
To search nReach Support topics, click the Help tab and enter your terms in the search form.
To search nReach content, click the Content tab and enter your terms in the search form. To
refine your search, click Advanced search and find what you are looking for by entering terms in
the following fields:
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containing any of the words entered in the search box will be returned.
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taining phrase in the search box will be returned. This search works similar to
entering a phrase in quotation marks in Google (i.e. “treatment options”).
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containing none of the words entered in the search box will be returned.
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select multiple topics, audiences, and Ohio counties by holding down the
CTRL (Command ⌘ on a Mac) or SHIFT keys.
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selecting one or more checkboxes.
To search nReach users, click the Users tab and enter your terms in the search form.
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CONNECT WITH OTHERS
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT
nReach is a large community of people from all around Ohio, each one of them sharing their
unique perspective. You can tap the collective wisdom of other nReach members by posing
questions in discussion groups, reading articles and blogs, and interacting with other members
of the nReach network.
There are several ways to connect and communicate with other nReach members.
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º Connecr wirh orher nReoch mem6ers.
º Send messoqes.
Add a comment.
Constructive feedback and commentary can make any item on nReach more valuable.
HOW TO DO IT
To join the conversation in any area of nReach, simply click Add a Comment below the entry. You
can also reply directly to another member by clicking the Reply link beneath their comment.
The entry window works just like your email or word processing program, you can style text, add
images, and insert hyperlinks to other sites.
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Connect with nReach members.
To connect with other members of the nReach community, navigate to their member page – by
clicking Users in the Main Menu, clicking their Profile image next to a comment or in the left
sidebar (nReach Users), or searching for users at the form at the top of the page – and click Be-
come [member’s] connection beneath their Profile image.
You can view your list of connections at any time by going to My Profile>My Connections. You
can remove connections at any time by selecting Remove next to the appropriate member.
Send messages.
You can send private messages to other nReach members by selecting Private message [mem-
ber] from their Profile page or going to My Profile>Inbox and selecting the Write new message
tab. New names will be suggested as you type.
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CREATE CONTENT
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT
Without content, nReach wouldn’t exist. There is already a great amount of information being
pulled into the site, but it’s up to you to share your knowledge and add your voice.
There are several ways members can produce and contribute content to nReach.
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Contribute a new article.
HOW TO DO IT
Step 1 – Login
Login to your account, select My Profile from the main menu, and click the Create Article link
beneath your Profile picture.
Step 2 – Title
Give your article an appropriate title. The title is the first thing you see when you arrive at an
article and it is the first thing that turns up in search results.
The entire essence of your article is manifested in your title, so it’s important to choose a title
that is compelling and descriptive. A good title gives the reader an accurate depiction of your
article, grabs their attention, and makes people click your link.
Tips for creating a good title:
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º Use powerlul, proocrive words ond expressions.
º As| o ouesrion or provide on onswer.
º Hove o sense ol humor.
*The number of characters search engines will recognize in a title vary. Limit your title length to
70 characters are less.
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Step 3 – Tags
Select tags that are appropriate to your content. Tags are short keywords that define your
content and make it easier for nReach members to find it.
You can select multiple topics, audiences, and Ohio counties by holding down the CTRL
(Command ⌘ on a Mac) or SHIFT keys.
Step 4 – Body
The title and tags may have helped readers find your article, but the body content is the main
attraction – it’s why the reader sticks around. Your content is a conversation starter. It makes
readers think and ultimately provide feedback.
This is an opportunity to write about issues that concern you, to demonstrate your expertise, and
provide valuable content to nReach.
The entry window works just like your email or word processing program, you can style text, add
images, and insert hyperlinks to other sites.
Step 5 – Source
Occasionally you may find an article or blog posting elsewhere that you want to share with the
larger nReach community.
Excerpting a portion of an article is permissible under the “fair use” statute of copyright law,
however taking large pieces of an original work (using more than a few sentences or a para-
graph) can constitute copyright infringement and invite legal action.
To protect the nReach community we ask that if you choose to excerpt an article, you must
provide the original title of the article and link back to the article. It is not acceptable to publish
someone else’s content without express written permission.
Step 6 – Audience
If you belong to a group or groups that you want to share your content with, select the appropri-
ate checkboxes.
When you are finished, click Preview to review your content. When you are ready to publish, click
Save.
*Please note that you can come back and update your article at any time.
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Publish a blog entry.
HOW TO DO IT
Step 1 – Login
Login to your account, select My Profile from the main menu, and click the Create Blog Entry link
beneath your Profile picture.
Step 2 – Title
Give your blog entry an appropriate title. The title is the first thing you see when you arrive at an
entry and it is the first thing that turns up in search results.
The entire essence of your entry is manifested in your title, so it’s important to choose a title that
is compelling and descriptive. A good title gives the reader an accurate depiction of your blog
entry, grabs their attention, and makes people click your link.
Tips for creating a good title:
º Hiqhliqhr rhe qreoresr 6enelr in your enrry.
º Use powerlul, proocrive words ond expressions.
º As| o ouesrion or provide on onswer.
º Hove o sense ol humor.
Step 3 – Tags
Select tags that are appropriate to your content. Tags are short keywords that define your
content and make it easier for nReach members to find it.
You can select multiple topics, audiences, and Ohio counties by holding down the CTRL
(Command ⌘ on a Mac) or SHIFT keys.
Step 4 – Body
The title and tags may have helped readers find your blog entry, but the body content is the
main attraction – it’s why the reader sticks around. Your content is a conversation starter. It makes
readers think and ultimately provide feedback.
This is an opportunity to write about issues that concern you, to demonstrate your expertise, and
provide valuable content to nReach.
The entry window works just like your email or word processing program, you can style text, add
images, and insert hyperlinks to other sites.
When you are finished, click Preview to review your information and then click Save.
*Please note that you can come back and update your entry at any time.
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List your event.
Step 1 – Login
Login to your account, select My Profile from the main menu, and click the Create Event link
beneath your Profile picture.
Step 2 – Title
Give your event an appropriate title. The title is the first thing you see when you arrive at an
Event entry and it is the first thing that turns up in search results.
The entire essence of your entry is manifested in your title, so it’s important to choose a title that
is compelling and descriptive. A good title gives the reader an accurate depiction of your event,
grabs their attention, and makes people click your link.
Tips for creating a good title:
º Hiqhliqhr rhe qreoresr 6enelr in your evenr.
º Use powerlul, proocrive words ond expressions.
º As| o ouesrion or provide on onswer.
º Hove o sense ol humor.
Step 3 – Event Date/Time
Enter the start and end dates & times for your event. If the event occurs on one day at a specific
time, you only need to fill out the From Date fields.
Step 4 – Event Type
Specify if this event is a training event.
Step 5 – Registration URL
If you are using an external website to register attendees for your event, such as EventBrite,
Evite, etc., please enter the web address here.
Step 6 – Body
Enter more details about your event, such as featured speakers, location, and required materials.
Be descriptive.
The entry window works just like your email or word processing program, you can style text, add
images, and insert hyperlinks to other sites.
Step 7 – Tags
Select tags that are appropriate to your event. Tags are short keywords that define your event
and make it easier for nReach members to find it.
You can select multiple topics, audiences, and Ohio counties by holding down the CTRL
(Command ⌘ on a Mac) or SHIFT keys.
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Step 8 – Groups
If you’d like to automatically post your event to certain Groups, you can select any or all of the
Groups you currently belong to by clicking the appropriate checkboxes.
When you are finished, click Preview to review your information and then click Save.
*Please note that you can come back and update your event at any time.
Join or create a group.
There are four types of groups:
º Open groups are open to any member to join and comment.
º Moderated groups are open to any member to join, but you must request
membership and your comments will be moderated by an administrator.
º Closed groups – membership is exclusively managed by an administrator.
º Invite only groups - membership must be created by an administrator.
Join Groups
To join a group, simply click the appropriate Join Link (Request Membership or Join) next to
the group you are interested in. nReach will ask you to confirm your membership. You must be
signed in to join a group.
You can leave Groups at any time by going to My Profile>My Groups and selecting Leave Group
next to the appropriate item.
Create a New Group
Before you create a new group, explore the site to make sure there isn’t already a group that
matches your interests and needs.
Step 1 – Login
If you have determined there isn’t such a group, login to your account, select My Profile from the
main menu, and click the Create Group link beneath your Profile picture.
Step 2 – Title
Give your group an appropriate title. The title is the first thing you see when you arrive at a
group and it is the first thing that turns up in search results.
The entire essence of your group is manifested in your title, so it’s important to choose a title
that is compelling and descriptive. A good title gives the reader an accurate depiction of your
group, grabs their attention, and makes people click your link.
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Tips for creating a good title:
º Hiqhliqhr rhe qreoresr 6enelr in your evenr.
º Use powerlul, proocrive words ond expressions.
º As| o ouesrion or provide on onswer.
º Hove o sense ol humor.
Step 3 – Description
Enter a brief description of your group’s purpose to distinguish it from other similarly named
groups.
EXAMPLE:
Step 4 – Tags
Select tags that are appropriate to your group. Tags are short keywords that define your group
and make it easier for nReach members to find it.
You can select multiple topics, audiences, and Ohio counties by holding down the CTRL (Com-
mand ⌘ on a Mac) or SHIFT keys.
Step 5 – Registration Form
If you want nReach members to be able to join this group when they register, click this box. A
corresponding checkbox will be added to the registration form.
Step 6 – Mission
Provide more detail about the purpose of your group. What problems are you trying to solve?
EXAMPLE: Our mission is to support parents in Ohio that are caring for their children with an
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
When you are finished, click Preview to review your information and then click Save.
*Please note that you can come back and update your group at any time.
Create a job listing.
Step 1 – Login
Login to your account, select My Profile from the main menu, and click the Create Job link
beneath your Profile picture.
Step 2 – Title
Give your job an appropriate title. The title is the first thing you see when you arrive at an job
listing and it is the first thing that turns up in search results.
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Step 3 – Tags
Select tags that are appropriate to your listing. Tags are short keywords that define your job
listing and make it easier for nReach members to find it.
You can select multiple topics, audiences, and Ohio counties by holding down the CTRL
(Command ⌘ on a Mac) or SHIFT keys.
Step 4 – Body
The title and tags may have helped readers find your job, but the body content is the meat and
potatoes of your listing. Describe the position in detail and provide appropriate contact informa-
tion.
The entry window works just like your email or word processing program, you can style text, add
images, and insert hyperlinks to other sites.
When you are finished, click Preview to review your information and then click Save.
*Please note that you can come back and update your listing at any time.
Create an organization.
Step 1 – Login
Login to your account, select My Profile from the main menu, and click the Create Organization
link beneath your Profile picture.
Step 2 – Organization Name
Enter the name of your organization.
Step 3 – Contact Information
Enter your contact information
Step 4 – Populations Served and Primary Focus
Select the populations your organization serves and your primary focus.
Step 5 – Tags
Select tags that are appropriate to your organization. Tags are short keywords that define your
organization and make it easier for nReach members to find it.
You can select multiple topics, audiences, and Ohio counties by holding down the CTRL (Com-
mand ⌘ on a Mac) or SHIFT keys.
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Step 6 – Services Provided
Enter more details about the services your organization provides.
The entry window works just like your email or word processing program, you can style text, add
images, and insert hyperlinks to other sites.
EXAMPLE: Active Parenting Now is an updated version of the award-winning Active Parenting
Today program. Designed for parents of children ages 5 to 12, Active Parenting Now helps par-
ents learn to raise responsible, cooperative children who are prepared to meet the challenges of
the teen years. Written by Active Parenting Publishers founder and president Michael H. Popkin,
Ph.D., this comprehensive new parenting program retains everything that was great about Active
Parenting Today and adds the content needed for working with today's families. This program
provides parents with skills that will help them develop cooperation, responsibility and self-
esteem in their children. Parents also learn positive, non-violent discipline techniques so they can
avoid power struggles.
Step 7 – Groups
If you’d like to automatically list your organization with certain Groups, you can select any or all
of the Groups you currently belong to by clicking the appropriate checkboxes.
When you are finished, click Preview to review your information and then click Save.
*Please note that you can come back and update your event at any time.
Create a program.
Step 1 – Login
Login to your account, select My Profile from the main menu, and click the Create Program link
beneath your Profile picture.
Step 2 – Title
Give your program an appropriate title. The title is the first thing you see when you arrive at a
program and it is the first thing that turns up in search results.
Step 3 – Tags
Select tags that are appropriate to your program. Tags are short keywords that define your pro-
gram and make it easier for nReach members to find it.
You can select multiple topics, audiences, and Ohio counties by holding down the CTRL (Com-
mand ⌘ on a Mac) or SHIFT keys.
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Step 4 – Body
Provide more details about your program, including its mission, services it provides, etc.
The entry window works just like your email or word processing program, you can style text, add
images, and insert hyperlinks to other sites.
EXAMPLE: The Ohio Early Warning Network (OEWN) was designed and is coordinated by the
Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services, Division of Prevention Services (ODA-
DAS); the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), Safe and Drug Free Schools Program, Ohio
Resource Network and the Ohio National Guard (ONG). Product information support provided
to the Early Warning Network by the Drug and Poison Information Center (DPIC).
Step 5 – Organizations & Supporting Groups
Select the organization(s) your program is affiliated with and the groups that support it. You can
select multiple organizations/groups by holding down the CTRL (Command ⌘ on a Mac) or
SHIFT keys.
Step 6 – Primary Contact
Step 7 – Groups
If you’d like to automatically list your program with certain Groups, you can select any or all of
the Groups you currently belong to by clicking the appropriate checkboxes.
When you are finished, click Preview to review your information and then click Save.
*Please note that you can come back and update your entry at any time.
Bookmark content.
To save content to review later, you can bookmark an Organization, Program, Group, Article,
Job, or Event, by navigating to the specific item and clicking Bookmark beneath the entry.
You can review your bookmarks, go to My Profile>My Bookmarks. You can delete Bookmarks at
any time by selecting Remove Bookmark next to the appropriate item.
Rate content.
Some content, such as Organizations, allow you to provide a personal rating. If you see Five
Stars beneath the content you are viewing, roll your cursor over the appropriate number of stars
and click to rate.
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