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The presentation to the Franklin, MA School Committee meeting on 12/8/09. This a summary of the recent results from the Metrowest Health Survey of high school and middle school students.

The presentation to the Franklin, MA School Committee meeting on 12/8/09. This a summary of the recent results from the Metrowest Health Survey of high school and middle school students.

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    FPS Metrowest Health Survey FPS Metrowest Health Survey Presentation Transcript

    • Metro West/EDC Adolescent Health Survey 2008 Presented by: Michele Kingsland-Smith, Director of Instructional Services
    • Historical Perspective
      • 10 year participation
      • Survey Focus
        • Health & risk behaviors of middle & high school students
        • Question categories - leading causes of morbidity & mortality in adolescent population
      • Survey Audience
        • Grades 7-12 every other year
        • Voluntary - parents/students may choose not to participate
      • District control on questions (add/remove) and participation (grades) options
    • Tobacco Use - Declining
      • Lifetime cigarette smoking
        • MS - 24% (’99) to 6% (’08)
        • FHS – 60% (’99) to 35% (’08)
      • Daily cigarette use
        • MS - 6% (’99) to 1% (’08)
        • FHS – 22% (’99) to 9% (’08)
    • Alcohol Use - Declining
      • Lifetime alcohol use
        • MS - 50% (’99) to 15% (’08)
        • FHS – 77% (’99) to 66% (’08)
      • Current alcohol use
        • MS - 8% (’06) to 1% (’08)
        • FHS – 48% (’99) to 40% (’08)
      • Rode in car by drinker
        • MS - 18% (’06) to 16% (’08)
        • FHS – 16% (’06) to 18% (’08)
      • Episodic heavy drinking
        • MS - 2% (’06) to 1% (’08)
        • FHS – 29% (’99) to 25% (’08)
    • Illegal Drug Use Varied Trends
      • Lifetime marijuana use (decline/level off)
        • MS – 14% (’00) 3% (’08)
        • FHS – 48% (’99) 33% (’08)
      • Current marijuana use (decline)
        • MS - 2% (’06) 1% (’08)
        • FHS – 48% (’99) 23% (’08)
      • Lifetime prescription drugs (little change)
        • MS - 1% (’06) 1% (’08)
        • FHS – 15% (’06) 13% (’08)
      • Lifetime inhalants (decline)
        • MS - 12% (’00) 5% (’08 )* rise from ’06-’08
        • FHS - 14%(’99) 9% (’08)
      • FHS- Cocaine (6%), ecstasy (7%), heroin (2%)
    • Violence-Related Behavior Weapons down; Bullying up
      • Weapons on school property
        • MS Lifetime - 17% (’04) 1% (’08)
        • FHS (last 30 days) - 7% (’04) 2% (’08)
      • Bullied on school property (12 mo)
        • MS - 46% (’06) 55% (’08)
        • FHS - 24%(’04) 37% (’08)
      • Electronically Bullied (12 mo)
        • MS - 15% (’06) 18% (’08)
        • FHS - 17%(’06) 18% (’08)
    • Stress, Mental Health, Suicide Declining with Caution *
      • Sad, hopeless 2+ weeks (past 12 mo)
        • MS - 13% (’04) 13% (’08)
        • FHS) - 18% (’04) 20% (’08)
      • Seriously considered suicide
        • MS (lifetime) - 20% (’00) 11% (’08) *
        • FHS (12 mo) - 18%(’99) 10% (’08)
      • Attempted suicide
        • MS (lifetime) - 10% (’00) 3% (’08)
        • FHS (12 mo) - 11%(’99) 3% (’08)
      • Make plan about attempting suicide
        • MS (lifetime) - 15% (’00) 6% (’08) *
        • FHS (12 mo) - 21%(’99) 6% (’08)
    • Weight, Nutrition, Physical Activity Mixed Reviews *
      • Consider self slightly or very overweight
        • MS - 35% (’02) 24% (’08)
        • FHS - 45% (’02) 24% (’08)
      • Meet current standards for physical activity (20-60 min. 3 times/week)
        • MS - 72% (’02) 79% (’08)
        • FHS - 65%(’02) 31% (’08) *
      • Attend PE class 1 or more times/week
        • MS - 100% (’06) 97% (’08)
        • FHS - 78%(’06) 77% (’08)
    • Sexual Behaviors No MS participation in 2006-2008
      • Ever had sexual intercourse
        • MS - 42% (’99) 14% (’04)
        • FHS - 42% (’99) 27% (’08)
      • Currently sexually active
        • FHS - 29% (’99) 21% (’08)
      • Used condom during last intercourse
        • FHS - 71%(’06) 62% (’08)
      • Four or more partners in lifetime
        • FHS - 6%(’06) 7% (’08)
    •  
    • Components of a Comprehensive School Health Program MA Dept of Education, Health Curriculum Frameworks 1999
    • Prevention Strategies
      • Safe and Drug Free Schools and Community Grant
      • 6-12 Health Education
      • After school clubs in all middle schools
      • Middle & high school peer leadership programs, training
      • Student assemblies & parent education programs
      • K-12 Faculty/staff PD and training
      • Data collection, evaluation of programs, data-driven curriculum development
      • Community collaboration – YMCA, MIAA, Police, Norfolk County DA, local & regional forums, Community Health Council, Dean College & Teen Angel Chapter
    • Recommendations
      • Re- convene the Community Based Prevention Model
      • Develop goals and objectives to address school and community needs
      • Maintain and increase present components that address comprehensive health in schools
      • Continue to research, implement, and evaluate effective curricula and programs
      • Continue to collect data to track student behavior
      • Community-Based Prevention Programs