Resources for Schools
2021 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) data is now available.
The Department of Health and Agency of Education receive funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to implement the YRBS.
The YRBS is an important public health tool for measuring the health of Vermont’s youth. The types of questions asked include risk behaviors (e.g. smoking and poor physical activity), substance use (e.g. alcohol and marijuana use), demographics (e.g. gender), perceptions around behavior (e.g. what do parents think about youth drinking), and youth assets (e.g. think you matter in your community).
In Vermont, all middle and high school students are invited to participate in the survey. The total number of respondents varies, but on average about 35,000 take the survey each cycle.
Vaping & Fentanyl Presentation for Parents
BRACC and The Collaborative developed a PowerPoint Presentation geared toward parents to be used by schools for open house events and informational sessions.
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This newsletter is created by BRACC and Greater Falls Connections to provide stewards of our school communities (SAPs, teachers, nurses, school officers, guidance counselors, etc.) with easy-to-navigate educational content and evidence-based tools that can be used to help guide the development of prevention programs.
Green Peak Alliance: Checklist for Vermont School Substance Use Policies and Procedures
Vermont Department of Health: Addressing Vaping in Vermont Schools
American Lung Association: Tobacco-Free School Campus Policy
Burlington School District: Youth Vaping Letter to Parents (template, free to be replicated/tailored)
Green Peak Alliance: School Assessment