Blaine/Birch Bay Thrives

Description:  The Blaine/Birch Bay Community Survey offers residents an opportunity to share their perspectives on school and community strengths, youth behaviors, parental concerns, family support, substance use, and related topics. 

How  the information will be used:  This survey is anonymous.  Results from this survey will be used at community meetings to inform discussions on how best to support youth, family, and community members in Blaine/Birch Bay.  Your feedback, for example, will initially help to guide some funding of community projects. 

Directions: If you live or work in the Blaine/Birch Bay Community, please answer the following 20 questions by marking your responses.  This survey will take about 8-10 minutes. If you are not a parent, we would still love to hear your opinions.  You may skip questions that do not apply.  Please leave contact information at the end of the survey if you'd like to stay connected to this effort.  (This survey is being administered through the Whatcom County Health Department by Community Resilience Research.)

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* 1. What do you see as the strengths of your school district? (check all that apply)

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* 2. ) What do you see as the strengths of this community? (check all that apply)

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* 3. As a parent or community resident, what issues are you concerned with for young people today? (check all that apply)

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* 4. As a parent, what would you like to be more involved with? (check all that apply)

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* 5. If you could give one tip to other parents for something that worked for you, what would it be?

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* 6. How often do you eat dinner as a family (or extended family or household)? (select one)

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* 7. I actively support my child’s interests and passions. (select one)

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* 8. How can the community support the interests and passions of children and youth more?

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* 9. Do you talk to your child or other young people about things that are important to them or they worry about? (select one)

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* 10. What would make it easier for you to get more involved in school or community events and activities? (check all that apply)

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* 11. What would you like to see more of at your child’s school or in your community (opportunities, resources, etc.) for youth and adults?

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* 12. Do you think it is OK for teenagers to drink at parties if they don’t get drunk? (select one)

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* 13. Do you think most adults in our community feel it is OK for parents to offer their youth alcoholic beverages in their home? (select one)

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* 14. Do you allow youth to drink alcohol (more than a sip) in your home? (select one)

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* 15. When youth (6th – 12th grade) goes out in the evening or on the weekend, how often do MOST Blaine/Birch Bay Parents: (check one per line)

  Never Sometimes Most of the Time Always
Ask who she/he will be with?
Ask where he/she is going?
Check to see if there will be adult supervision?
Set a time for her/him to be home?
Wait up until your child comes home?
Check to see if your child is under the influence of alcohol or drugs (talk with them, smell breath, check eyes)?

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* 16. When your child (6th – 12th grade) goes out in the evening or on the weekend, how often do YOU: (check one per line if you have a child in your home between 6th-12th grade, skip if you do not)

  Never Sometimes Most of the Time Always
Ask who she/he will be with?
Ask where he/she is going?
Check to see if there will be adult supervision?
Set a time for her/him to be home?
Wait up until your child comes home?
Check to see if your child is under the influence of alcohol or drugs (talk with them, smell breath, check eyes)?

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* 17. If you had to guess, how many students tenth grade students in Blaine drank alcohol during the past 30 days? (select one)

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* 18. I energetically pursue my goals. (select one)

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* 19. I can think of many ways to get the things in life that are important to me. (select one)

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* 20. I meet the goals I set for myself. (select one)

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* 21. If you would like to know about future meetings where we will discuss the results of this survey, please give us your name, affiliation, email or phone (for text only).

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