Parent Survey

Thank you so much for taking this anonymous survey.

This survey is being taken by local parents in conjunction with the statewide Healthy Kids Colorado Survey for 7th-12th graders. We feel it is important that these two surveys occur at the same time as it provides an opportunity for conversation with your child(ren).

Filling out this survey should take  about 10 minutes. All data collected is anonymous. Results will be analyzed by Eagle River Youth Coalition and Communities That Care to provide additional information regarding parent perceptions and behavior in our neighborhoods.


You only need to take this survey once, even if you have more than one child.

It is important to note that we define "youth" as a minor under 21 years of age.

As a thank you for filling out this survey, we would like to donate $10 to the school PTA of your choosing (for the first 250 responses), please only pick one. You will be able to indicate your preference on the last question of the survey.

Lastly, this survey closes on December 15, 2017.

* 1. I live in the following community (please check one)

* 2. How many children, including stepchildren, age 18 or younger do you have?

* 3. What is/are the age(s) of your child(ren), including stepchildren?

* 4. I feel safe in my neighborhood.

* 5. If you wanted to get a drug like cocaine, LSD, amphetamines or any other illegal drug,  how easy would it be for you to get some?

* 6. If a youth drank alcohol in your neighborhood, or the area around where you live, would he or she be caught by the police?

* 7. If a youth used marijuana in your neighborhood, or the area around where you live, would he or she be caught by the police?

* 8. How wrong do you think it is for youth to drink alcohol
(at least once or twice a month)?

* 9. How wrong do you think it is for youth to use marijuana?

* 10. I encourage youth to do their best.

* 11. I notice when youth are doing a good job and let them know about it.

* 12. How wrong do you feel it is for a youth to smoke cigarettes?

* 13. Do you feel very close to your child(ren)?

* 14. I provide opportunities to do things together as a family.

* 15. Before a family decision is made, I ask my children for their input, especially if it affects them.

* 16. If my child(ren) had a personal problem, they could ask me for help.

* 17. How often do you tell your child(ren) that you're proud of them for something they have done?

* 18. Do you enjoy spending time with your children?

* 19. Does your child(ren) have a smart phone?

* 20. What platforms does your child(ren) frequent on social media?

* 21. Do you monitor your child's social media and smart phone use?

* 22. Has your child(ren) ever been harassed or cyber bullied via social media?

* 23. Do you talk to your child(ren) about what it means to be a good digital citizen?

* 24. How many of your child(ren) attend school, public or private, in Eagle County?

* 25. Rank the following teen issues in order of importance to you.

* 26. Would you allow your child or your child’s friends to drink in your home as a way of preventing dangerous behavior in a different setting?

* 27. Check the box if you believe the following laws are valid in the state of Colorado.

* 28. Do you support the current State of Colorado underage drinking laws?

* 29. If other parents knew about the laws and consequences of providing alcohol to teens, it would keep them from hosting teen parties where alcohol is available or served.

* 30. Has your child been at a friend's house, on vacation or at a party where alcohol was available or served to teens?

* 31. Do you discuss with your child(ren) the consequences of drinking alcohol?

* 32. Do you discuss with your child(ren) the consequences of using drugs?

* 33. Have you discussed impaired and distracted driving and the consequences with your child? (Ex. - under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or other drugs; texting; other impairment or distractions). (Check all that apply)

* 34. Do you use your phone for texting, email or making phone calls while driving?

* 35. It is less dangerous for you to drive after using marijuana than after drinking alcohol

* 36. During the past 12 months, have you driven under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or another substance?

* 37. Since marijuana is illegal federally, youth with marijuana charges may be denied financial aid to help pay for college.

* 38. Can you recognize the difference between a moody child and a child with a mental health need?

* 39. Do you intervene with your child(ren) if they seem depressed?

* 40. Do you know where to go to get mental health help if someone you know is
depressed or has recurring anxiety?

* 41. Thank you for completing the survey.  Please indicate below which school PTA you wish to receive $10. (Please only put one school)

T