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1 11 1/15/ Welcome to an evening with… FOCUS Family Outreach Committee of Unionville Schools

2 22 1/15/ Presentation Overview Communities That Care (CTC) A comprehensive research based prevention model (Jim Fulginiti – UCFSD) Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) A review of Chester County & Unionville-Chadds Ford Community survey results (Presenter: Jacquelyn C. Taylor – The COAD Group)

3 33 1/15/ Communities That Care (CTC) A comprehensive research based prevention model Jim Fulginiti – UCFSD

4 44 1/15/ CTC Overview The CTC process is a comprehensive research based prevention model designed to reduce/minimize problem behaviors and support positive development for young people. The CTC process is a comprehensive research based prevention model designed to reduce/minimize problem behaviors and support positive development for young people. The model’s premise is simple: To prevent a problem from happening, you must first identify the associated risk factors and then reduce them. The model’s premise is simple: To prevent a problem from happening, you must first identify the associated risk factors and then reduce them. In the same way that certain risk factors are predictors of physical health problems, there are risk factors that are predictors for problem behaviors. In the same way that certain risk factors are predictors of physical health problems, there are risk factors that are predictors for problem behaviors.

5 55 1/15/ CTC Overview - continued Risk Factors – Those conditions (perceived or real) that increase the likelihood that an individual will engage in at-risk behavior. Risk Factors – Those conditions (perceived or real) that increase the likelihood that an individual will engage in at-risk behavior. Research has shown that when certain risk factors – including poverty, family conflict and academic failure – are present in a community, there is an increased likelihood of unhealthy behaviors in youth (e.g. substance abuse). Research has shown that when certain risk factors – including poverty, family conflict and academic failure – are present in a community, there is an increased likelihood of unhealthy behaviors in youth (e.g. substance abuse).

6 66 1/15/ CTC Overview - continued Protective Factors – Those conditions that protect individuals from the negative consequences of exposure to risks. Protective Factors – Those conditions that protect individuals from the negative consequences of exposure to risks. Research has also shown that certain positive influences (protective factors) in communities – such as strong family values and clear standards – increase the likelihood that a child will grow up healthy and well adjusted. Research has also shown that certain positive influences (protective factors) in communities – such as strong family values and clear standards – increase the likelihood that a child will grow up healthy and well adjusted.

7 77 1/15/ CTC Overview - continued CTC offers a structured process for communities to select/develop a prevention program (e.g. evidence based/model program) that focuses on prioritized risks, existing protective factors and targets young people. CTC offers a structured process for communities to select/develop a prevention program (e.g. evidence based/model program) that focuses on prioritized risks, existing protective factors and targets young people.

8 88 1/15/ Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) A review of Chester County & Unionville-Chadds Ford Community survey results Presenter: Jacquelyn C. Taylor Executive Director The COAD Group

9 9 1/15/ Why do we conduct a Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS)? Provides an important benchmark for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use and anti-social behavior among youth. Provides an important benchmark for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use and anti-social behavior among youth. Assesses risk factors that are related to these behaviors and the protective factors that guard against them; information gained can be used to guide prevention efforts. Assesses risk factors that are related to these behaviors and the protective factors that guard against them; information gained can be used to guide prevention efforts. Occurs at the same time every two (2) years throughout Chester County and the state; a similar survey occurs at the national level, which allows for accurate comparison of results. Occurs at the same time every two (2) years throughout Chester County and the state; a similar survey occurs at the national level, which allows for accurate comparison of results. Occurs in the school setting to be able to capture the most responses, but is a community survey in that it measures information occurring in multiple areas of a young person’s life. Occurs in the school setting to be able to capture the most responses, but is a community survey in that it measures information occurring in multiple areas of a young person’s life.

10 10 1/15/ Unionville-Chadds Ford Community 2011 Youth Survey Facts & Methodology In Fall of 2011, students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 were surveyed including: students in Unionville-Chadds Ford Community - 14,600 students in Chester County: (12) Chester County School Districts - 16,899 students in Pennsylvania (Note: Not all Chester County students were part of the state sample) (Note: Not all Chester County students were part of the state sample) Four strategies were used to assess the validity of the surveys; the following would be excluded: - Youth who exaggerate their use of drugs - Youth who exaggerate the frequency of other antisocial behaviors - Reported use a fictitious drug - Repeated logically inconsistent pattern of substance use

11 111/15/ Alcohol – Past 30-Day Use – 2011 (Beer, wine, hard liquor)

12 121/15/ Unionville-Chadds Ford Community Trend Alcohol Past 30-Day Use

13 131/15/ Binge Drinking – 2011 (Five or More Drinks in a Row in the Past Two Weeks)

14 141/15/ Unionville-Chadds Ford Community Trend Binge Drinking

15 151/15/ Cigarettes – Past 30-Day Use

16 161/15/ Unionville-Chadds Ford Community Trend Cigarettes Past 30-Day Use

17 171/15/ Marijuana – Past 30-Day Use

18 181/15/ Unionville-Chadds Ford Community Trend Marijuana Past 30-Day Use

19 191/15/ Inhalants – Past 30-Day Use – 2011 (Sniffed glue, breathed the contents of an aerosol spray can, or inhaled other gases or sprays in order to get high)

20 201/15/ Unionville-Chadds Ford Community Trend Inhalants Past 30-Day Use

21 211/15/ Any Illicit Drug (Other Than Marijuana) – Past 30-Day Use – 2011

22 221/15/ Unionville-Chadds Ford Community Trend Any Illicit Drug (other than Marijuana) Past 30-Day Use

23 23 Non-Medical Prescription Drug Use – Pain Relievers Past 30-Day Use – 2011

24 24 Non-Medical Prescription Drug Use – Tranquilizers Past 30-Day Use – 2011

25 25 Non-Medical Prescription Drug Use – Stimulants Past 30-Day Use – 2011

26 261/15/ Being Drunk or High at School – Past 12 Months – 2011

27 271/15/ Unionville-Chadds Ford Community Trend Being Drunk or High at School – Past 12 Months

28 281/15/ Selling Drugs – Past 12 Months – 2011

29 291/15/ Unionville-Chadds Ford Community Trend Selling Drugs – Past 12 Months

30 30 1/15/ PAYS Special Topics

31 31 1/15/ Percentage of Youth in UCFSD Reporting Any Occasion of Driving Under the Influence 6 th 7 th 8 th 9 th 10 th 11 th 12 th Overall %%%% Driving after Alcohol Use Driving after Marijuana Use

32 32 1/15/ Percentage of Youth in UCFSD Reporting Willingness to Try Selected ATODs 6 th 7 th 8 th 9 th 10 th 11 th 12 th Overall %%%% Alcohol Marijuana Cocaine Hallucinogens Inhalants

33 33 1/15/ Percentage of Youth in UCFSD Reporting Gambling or Gambling-Related Problems 6 th 7 th 8 th 9 th 10 th 11 th 12 th Overall %%%% Gambled for money in past year Gambled for money in the past 30 days Bet on sporting events in the past year Bought lottery tickets in the past year Bet money using the internet in the past year Bet money on table games in the past year

34 34 1/15/ Percentage of Youth in UCFSD Reporting Symptoms of Depression 6 th 7 th 8 th 9 th 10 th 11 th 12 th Overall %%%% In the past year, felt depressed or sad most days Sometimes I think that life is not worth it At times I think I am no good at all All in all, I am inclined to think that I am a failure

35 35 1/15/ Percentage of Youth in UCFSD Reporting Violence or Drugs on School Property in the Past Year 6 th 7 th 8 th 9 th 10 th 11 th 12 th Overall %%%% Threatened to be hit or beaten up Attacked or beaten up Threatened with a weapon Attacked with a weapon Been offered, given, or sold an illegal drug

36 36 Percentage of Youth in UCFSD Reporting Bullying at School or Sexual Harassment on the Internet in the Past Year 6 th 7 th 8 th 9 th 10 th 11 th 12 th Overall %%%% Been hit, kicked, pushed, or shoved around Been called names, made fun of, or teased Been left out of things on purpose Other students telling lies or spreading false rumors Other students taking money or damaging your things Other students threatening or forcing you to do things Other students using the internet or a cell phone to threaten or embarrass you Sexual harassment on the internet

37 37 Protective Factor Scale Scores Unionville-Chadds Ford Community * Please Note: Higher Scores are Preferable PROTECTIVE FACTORSUCF Overall 2011 Community Domain Community Opportunities for Prosocial Involvement46 Community Rewards for Prosocial Involvement53 Family Domain Family Attachment65 Family Opportunities for Prosocial Involvement60 Family Rewards for Prosocial Involvement62 School Domain School Opportunities for Prosocial Involvement68 School Rewards for Prosocial Involvement71 Individual/Peer Domain Religiosity44 Belief in the Moral Order67

38 38 Risk Factor Scale Scores Unionville-Chadds Ford Community RISK FACTORSUCF Overall 2011 Community Domain Low Neighborhood Attachment35 Community Disorganization49 Transitions and Mobility47 Laws and Norms Favorable to Drug Use40 Perceived Availability of Drugs48 Perceived Availability of Handguns41 Family Domain Poor Family Management39 Family Conflict45 Family History of Antisocial Behavior33 Parental Attitudes Favorable toward ATOD Use44 Parental Attitudes Favorable toward Antisocial Behavior 51 RISK FACTORSUCF Overall 2011 School Domain Poor Academic Performance31 Lack of Commitment to School39 Individual/Peer Domain Rebelliousness32 Friends’ Delinquent Behavior37 Friends’ Use of Drugs36 Peer Rewards for Antisocial Behavior47 Favorable Attitudes toward Antisocial Behavior40 Favorable Attitudes toward ATOD Use44 Low Perceived Risks of Drug Use49 Early Initiation of Drug Use30 Sensation Seeking37 * Please Note: Lower Scores are Preferable

39 39 1/15/ For Additional Information UCFSD PAYS Jim Fulginiti – ext Chester County PAYS Jacquelyn C. Taylor – ext. 306


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