Thank you for taking this important survey, asking HWRSD parents/guardians of middle and high school students, about some of the current issues related to raising teenagers, such as social media and attitudes about teen substance use prevention and misuse. The first set of questions will ask you about your own parenting experiences and expectations, and the second set of questions asks you about how you think other parents in the community might view some of the same issues. Your responses will help the Hampden-Wilbraham Partners for Youth coalition, in partnership with HWRSD, gain insight when developing programs and activities that help support raising safe, healthy, and drug-free youth in our community.
For this questionnaire, the term "teenager" broadly includes both middle and high school youth. If you have more than one child in middle or high school, please think about your oldest child and his/her peers as you answer the questions.
The survey is voluntary and anonymous, and takes an average of 10 minutes to complete. The Survey link will remain open until September 30, 2020. We will use input to help develop strategies that reinforce good decision making among students.
At the end of the survey you will be given an option to request more information about participating in a follow-up Focus Group to discuss these topics, and survey results, in more detail, if desired. People who indicate that they are interested in the Focus Group discussion will be directly contacted after the close of the survey. Please note that your survey responses will not be linked to your request for more information about the Focus Group.
Should you have any questions, please contact Ruth DiCristoforo, Coalition Coordinator, by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at: (413) 566 - 5060 (ext. 17). Hampden-Wilbraham Partners for Youth Office of Health and Safety Thornton W. Burgess School 85 Wilbraham Road Hampden, MA 01036