Houghton Keweenaw CTC Community Voting for Priority Risk Factors

Communities That Care is a way for members of a community to work together to prevent youth problem behaviors, including substance use, delinquency, teen pregnancy, dropping out of school, violence, and depression and anxiety. A goal of Houghton Keweenaw Communities That Care is to identify which problem behaviors, protective factors, and risk factors are prevalent in our community, and implement evidence-based programs that address our community’s unique profile. To that end, the Risk & Protective Factor Assessment work group collected and analyzed results from the Communities That Care Youth Survey which was administered to students in grades 8, 10 and 12 in the Chassell, Houghton, Hancock and Lake Linden schools in December 2016.

The following risk factors were identified as priorities for community attention:
● Academic Failure
● Depressive Symptoms
● Low Commitment to School
● Low Perceived Risk of Drug Use
● Rewards for Antisocial Behavior

We are asking for your help in narrowing the list to two (2) risk factors that will be our focus over the next few years.

Please watch the following 7-minute video to learn more about the survey data, and then pick 2 risk factors below that you think are especially troubling, or that you think we can come together as a community to address, building on community strengths and assets.

Here is the link to the short video: Watch the Video

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* 1. Pick two risk factors that you think we should focus on as we plan programs to prevent youth substance abuse and other problem behaviors. 

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* 2. Voluntary: Enter your email address by June 25 for a chance to win one of two $25 grocery cards. Your email will not be saved, shared, or used for any other purpose.