Capacity for Change, LLC is fielding this brief, confidential, and anonymous survey about mental health crisis response services for Chester County children and youth aged 5 - 21. 

The survey data will be used by a coalition of public, private, nonprofit, and educational organizations in Chester County to design recommendations for improving youth mental health crisis response services countywide.

For more information about this project, please contact Jason D. Alexander, Principal, Capacity for Change, LLC by email at jason@capacityforchange.com.  

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* 1. What is your relationship with each of the following types of students in Chester County today? (Check all that apply.)

  Elementary School Student(s) Middle School Student(s) High School Student(s) Undergraduate College Student(s) Youth(s) aged 18 - 21 who are not enrolled in High School or College
I am enrolled as a student
Parent/Guardian
Teacher/Professor/Nurse/Guidance Counselor/Administrator/Staff
Primary/Speciality Care Physical Health Professional
Mental/Behavioral Health Professional
Criminal Justice System/Law Enforcement Professional
Child Welfare/Foster Care System Professional
Human Service Provider (e.g., College/Career Counseling, Family, Food Access, Homeless, Housing, Out of School Time, Sports, Youth Leadership, etc.)
Paramedic/EMT/Fire Fighter/First Responder
Priest/Rabbi/Minister/Imam/Clergy Member

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* 2. If you or someone you know aged 21 years or younger needed to talk with someone about their anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, substance use, or a traumatic event, how likely would you or they be to seek help from each of the following?

  Extremely likely Very likely Somewhat likely Not very likely Not at all likely
Psychologist/Psychiatrist
Friend
Family member
Confidential text/chat hotline
Clergy (Minister, Rabbi, Priest, Imam, etc.)
Social Worker/Professional or Peer Counselor
Confidential toll-free telephone hotline
Social media
Teacher, faculty member, school nurse, guidance counselor, or school counseling center
Doctor, Hospital Emergency Room, Urgent Care Center

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* 3. If you or someone you know aged 21 years or younger needed to talk with someone about their anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, substance use, or a traumatic event, which of the following might stop you or them from asking for help? (Check all that apply.)

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* 4. How valuable would it be for Chester County to have each of the following services staffed by trained "mental health first responders" to help youth aged 21 years or younger who need to talk with someone about their anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, substance use, or a traumatic event?

  Extremely valuable Very valuable Somewhat valuable Not very valuable Not at all valuable
Mobile device app
24/7 mobile response teams to meet youth at home, school, or in another community location
24/7 mental health urgent care center for walk-in/appointment counseling
Social media
24/7 telephone hotline
24/7 text or chat line

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* 5. Which School District in Chester County do you live in?

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* 6. How old are you?

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* 7. What race(s) do you identify yourself with? (Check all that apply.)

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* 8. Do you identify as LGBTQIA+?

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* 9. If you have any suggestions or ideas for improving access to mental health services for youth in Chester County, please share them here.

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