QPS Youth Risk Behavior Survey Information

QPS Youth Risk Behavior Survey Information
Posted on 10/25/2022

In order to better understand and address the health-related challenges affecting high school students, Quincy Public Schools is administering an adapted version of the 2022 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) on November 2, 2022 to students in Grades 9-12. The survey is part of a larger effort to help increase the resiliency of young people by reducing high-risk behaviors and promoting healthy behaviors.

The YRBS will be administered online during one of your high school student’s regular class periods on November 2, 2022.  The survey is anonymous and has been designed to protect your student’s privacy. Participating in the survey is voluntary, but student participation is strongly encouraged. The more students who take the survey, the more useful the data will be to the district.  If a student chooses to participate, they can skip any questions they do not wish to answer and can stop taking the survey at any point.

If you have additional questions about the survey, please contact Maura Papile at [email protected].

Click here to preview the survey.  If you do not want your student to take part in the YRBS survey, please follow this link to complete a short form by October 31, 2022:  https://forms.gle/mSVZG1Hpq5mgmh7g8

The YRBS was initially developed by the Centers for Disease Control in 1990 and is considered the primary source for comprehensive data on school-aged youth and young adult health practices and health risk behaviors. The survey asks questions about mental health, unintentional injuries and violence, bullying, substance use, nutrition, physical activity, and connections with peers and adults. The survey data is used by school districts and federal, state, and local agencies to monitor the prevalence of risky health behaviors, assess general trends in health behaviors over time, and inform policies and curricula to better support students and reduce risky health behaviors.