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Fairfax County                          Youth Survey                           School Year                           2011-...
About the Fairfax County Youth SurveyIt provides DATA to county, school, andcommunity–based organizations to:• Assess Yout...
More About the Fairfax County Youth Survey                        • Comprehensive                        • Anonymous      ...
Fairfax County Youth Survey Web Page        www.fairfaxcounty.gov/youthsurvey            Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey ...
Fairfax County Youth Survey Participation•   45,350 FCPS students•   Grades 6, 8, 10, and 12•   Representing 87% of enroll...
Three to Succeed      Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey
Three to SucceedThe Three to Succeed concept is based on the youthsurvey analysis that shows how just having three assets ...
Three to SucceedAsset Graph for Fairfax County (Grades 8, 10, 12)                               80                        ...
Asset Graph for Fairfax County (Grade 6)                                60                                                ...
Mental Health:Depression, Suicide andUnhealthy Weight LossSurvey Questions andResults      Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey
Fairfax County Youth Survey QuestionsStudents were asked the following question.The next section asks about your feelings ...
Percent Who Experienced Depressive Symptoms in                Past Year (Grades 8, 10, 12)               60               ...
Percent Who Experienced Depressive Symptoms in         Past Year (Grade 6)              60              50              40...
Depressive Symptoms Lower in 2011               60               50               40% Reporting               30          ...
A Closer Look at Depressive Symptoms              60              50              40% Reporting              30           ...
Fairfax County Youth Survey QuestionsThe next section asks about your feelings duringthe past 12 months.Remember, your ans...
Percent Who Considered Suicide in the Past Year         (Grades 8, 10, 12)              60              50              40...
Percent Who Attempted Suicide in the Past Year    (Grades 8, 10, 12)              60              50              40      ...
Assets and Experiences of Depressive Symptomsand Suicide                           70                                     ...
Fairfax County Youth Survey QuestionsStudents were asked the following questions regardingunhealthy weight loss behaviors:...
A Closer Look at Unhealthy Weight Loss Behavior              60              50              40% Reporting              30...
Substance UseCorrelation to Depression      Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey
Correlation Data• Cross-tabulations are when we look at the  way students responded to multiple  questions, for example wh...
Correlation Data• The results do not imply that being a certain gender  or using substances causes depression. The data  i...
Depression (Grades 8, 10, 12)                Substance Use Related Factors                60                              ...
Depression (Grade 6)Substance Use Related Factors                  40                                   Comparing Depressi...
Aggression and VictimizationCorrelation to Depression      Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey
Depression (Grades 8, 10, 12)         Aggression & Victimization Related Factors                 80                 70    ...
Depression (Grade 6)Aggression & Victimization Related Factors               100                                       Com...
Health and Well-BeingCorrelation toDepression      Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey
Depression (Grades 8, 10, 12) Health and Well-Being Related Factors                100                                    ...
Depression (Grade 6)Health and Well-Being Related Factors                         80                         70    Compari...
School PerformanceCorrelation to Depression      Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey
Depression (Grades 8, 10, 12)School Performance Related Factors                   60                                      ...
Depression (Grade 6)School Performance Related Factors               60               50      Comparing Depression and No ...
Risk and ProtectiveFactors      Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey
Risk and Protective FactorsRisk Factors help us explain  circumstances that may  increase the likelihood of  problem behav...
Risk and Protective FactorsProtective Factors can help  increase resiliency to substance  use and problem behaviors,  buff...
Depression (Grades 8, 10, 12)      Protective Factors                  100                   Comparing Depression and No D...
Depression (Grade 6)        Protective Factors                                 Comparing Depression and No Depression     ...
Depressive Symptoms in Past YearRelated Factors                                                ATOD                       ...
Suicide Ideation in Past YearRelated Factors                                                    ATOD                      ...
Asset Graph for Caring Adults (Grades 8, 10, 12)                                                                          ...
The Prevention ToolkitThe Prevention Toolkit             • Alcohol, Tobacco and Otherprovides access to                   ...
Help and More InformationFind these and other organizations in the Prevention Toolkitas resources for help and more inform...
Help and More Information fromFairfax County Public SchoolsIntervention and Prevention Services    School Psychology Serv...
Questions? Contact Us!     Sophia Dutton     Countywide Service Integration and Planning Management     Economic, Demograp...
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Fairfax County Youth Survey School Year 2011-2012: Depression, Suicide and Unhealthy Weight Loss Behaviors

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Fairfax County Youth Survey School Year 2011-2012: Depression, Suicide and Unhealthy Weight Loss Behaviors

  1. 1. Fairfax County Youth Survey School Year 2011-2012Depression, Suicide and Unhealthy Weight Loss Behaviors Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey Updated September 2012
  2. 2. About the Fairfax County Youth SurveyIt provides DATA to county, school, andcommunity–based organizations to:• Assess Youth Strengths and Needs• Develop Programs and Services• Monitor Trends• Measure Community Indicators• Guide Countywide Planning of Prevention Efforts Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 2
  3. 3. More About the Fairfax County Youth Survey • Comprehensive • Anonymous • Voluntary It examines the • Behaviors, • Experiences, and • Risk and Protective Factors that influence the well- being of our county’s youth. Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 3
  4. 4. Fairfax County Youth Survey Web Page www.fairfaxcounty.gov/youthsurvey Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 4
  5. 5. Fairfax County Youth Survey Participation• 45,350 FCPS students• Grades 6, 8, 10, and 12• Representing 87% of enrolled students 6th grade students take a shortened, modified survey. Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 5
  6. 6. Three to Succeed Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey
  7. 7. Three to SucceedThe Three to Succeed concept is based on the youthsurvey analysis that shows how just having three assets (orstrengths) dramatically reduces risk behaviors andpromotes thriving youth.Assets are strengths in young people, their families, schoolsand communities that help them thrive in health, in schooland daily life, and in a safe environment. The more assetsan individual has in their lives, the fewer risk behaviors arereported. Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 7
  8. 8. Three to SucceedAsset Graph for Fairfax County (Grades 8, 10, 12) 80 Bullied Someone (Year) Sex (Ever) Alcohol Use (30 Days) 70 Marijuana Use (30 Days) Percent with Risky Behavior Carried a Weapon (Year) 60 Binge Drinking (2 Weeks) 0 Assets Cigarette Use (30 Days) 50 Gang Member (Ever) 40 3 Assets 30 6 Assets 20 10 0 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Number of Assets Having High Personal Integrity Having Community Adults to Talk to Performing Community Service Participating in Extracurricular Activities Having Teachers Recognize Good Work Having Parents Available for Help Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 8
  9. 9. Asset Graph for Fairfax County (Grade 6) 60 Bullied Someone (year) Carried a Weapon (year) Percent with Risky Behaviors 50 Cyberbullied Someone (year) Inhalant Use (30 days) Alcohol Use (30 days) 40 Cigarettes (30 days) Marijuana Use (30 days) 30 20 10 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Number of Assets High Personal Integrity Have Community Adults to Talk to Perform Community Service Participate in Extracurricular Activities Feel Safe at School Parents are Available for Help Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 9
  10. 10. Mental Health:Depression, Suicide andUnhealthy Weight LossSurvey Questions andResults Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey
  11. 11. Fairfax County Youth Survey QuestionsStudents were asked the following question.The next section asks about your feelings andexperiences in other parts of your life.Remember, your answers are confidential.During the past 12 months, did you ever feel sosad or hopeless almost every day for two weeksor more in a row that you stopped doing someusual activities? Yes/No Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey The question regarding depressive symptoms is asked annually. 11 11
  12. 12. Percent Who Experienced Depressive Symptoms in Past Year (Grades 8, 10, 12) 60 50 40% Reporting 30 20 10 0 Other/ Overall 8th 10th 12th Female Male White Black Hispanic Asian Multiple FCPS 29.2 24.9 30.7 32.0 35.1 23.0 25.3 28.1 37.6 28.6 34.5 US 28.7 28.9 Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 12
  13. 13. Percent Who Experienced Depressive Symptoms in Past Year (Grade 6) 60 50 40% Reporting 30 20 10 0 Other/ Overall Female Male White Black Hispanic Asian Multiple % 22.1 24.3 19.9 17.8 25.9 30.3 19.6 24.9 Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 13
  14. 14. Depressive Symptoms Lower in 2011 60 50 40% Reporting 30 20 10 0 Other/ Overall 8th 10th 12th Female Male White Black Hispanic Asian Multiple FCPS 32.2 29.0 32.6 35.3 36.5 27.9 27.8 32.9 40.8 32.7 36.5 2010 FCPS 29.2 24.9 30.7 32.0 35.1 23.0 25.3 28.1 37.6 28.6 34.5 2011 Note: 6th Grade Prevalence = 22.5% and 22.1% in 2010 and 2011, respectively Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 14
  15. 15. A Closer Look at Depressive Symptoms 60 50 40% Reporting 30 20 10 0 Other/ Overall 8th 10th 12th White Black Hispanic Asian Multiple Male 23.0 20.1 23.5 25.4 19.7 23.8 27.7 23.5 28.7 Female 35.1 29.6 37.4 38.2 30.7 32.6 46.9 33.3 40.0 Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 15
  16. 16. Fairfax County Youth Survey QuestionsThe next section asks about your feelings duringthe past 12 months.Remember, your answers are confidential.During the past 12 months, did you ever:… seriously consider attempting suicide? Yes/No… actually attempt suicide? Yes/No Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey The questions regarding suicide are asked biennially. 16 16
  17. 17. Percent Who Considered Suicide in the Past Year (Grades 8, 10, 12) 60 50 40% Reporting 30 20 10 0 Hispani Other/ Overall 8th 10th 12th Female Male White Black Asian c Multiple FCPS 15.8 13.9 17.5 16.1 19.6 11.9 13.8 15.5 18.8 15.7 21.7 US 16.5 13.6 Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 17
  18. 18. Percent Who Attempted Suicide in the Past Year (Grades 8, 10, 12) 60 50 40 30% Reporting 20 10 0 Hispani Other/ Overall 8th 10th 12th Female Male White Black Asian c Multiple FCPS 3.8 3.1 4.3 3.9 4.7 2.8 3.0 3.7 5.9 3.2 5.2 US 8.2 6.3 Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 18
  19. 19. Assets and Experiences of Depressive Symptomsand Suicide 70 Depressive Symptoms 60 Suicidal Ideation Percent with Experience 50 Attempted Suicide 40 30 20 10 0 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Number of Assets Having High Personal Integrity Having Community Adults to Talk to Performing Community Service Participating in Extracurricular Activities Having Teachers Recognize Good Work Having Parents Available for Help Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 19
  20. 20. Fairfax County Youth Survey QuestionsStudents were asked the following questions regardingunhealthy weight loss behaviors:During the past 30 days, did you…go without eating for 24 hours or more(also called fasting)to lose weight or to keep from gaining weight?...take any diet pills, powders, or liquids without a doctor’sadvice to lose weight or to keep from gaining weight? Donot include meal replacement products (such as Slim Fast)....vomit or take laxatives to lose weight or to keep fromgaining weight? Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey The questions regarding unhealthy weight loss behaviors are asked biennially. 20 20
  21. 21. A Closer Look at Unhealthy Weight Loss Behavior 60 50 40% Reporting 30 20 10 0 Other/ Overall 8th 10th 12th White Black Hispanic Asian Multiple Male 5.6 5.9 5.4 5.4 4.2 7.5 8.3 5.5 4.8 Female 12.9 11.2 13.9 13.6 11.6 12.9 19.3 9.4 14.7 Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 21
  22. 22. Substance UseCorrelation to Depression Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey
  23. 23. Correlation Data• Cross-tabulations are when we look at the way students responded to multiple questions, for example when we look at results by demographics such as symptoms of depression by gender or the cross of two experiences such as symptoms of depression by substance use. Cross-tabulations of data do not imply cause and effect. Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 23 23
  24. 24. Correlation Data• The results do not imply that being a certain gender or using substances causes depression. The data indicate there is a correlation of the female gender reporting higher prevalence of reported depressive symptoms.• Similarly, youth who use substances are more likely to report symptoms of depression, but the results do NOT show if substance use causes depression or if depression leads to substance use. Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 24 24
  25. 25. Depression (Grades 8, 10, 12) Substance Use Related Factors 60 Comparing Depression and No Depression as Sub-populations 50 40 % Reporting 30 20 10 0 30-Day 30-Day Binge 30-Day 30-Day 30-Day 30-Day 30-Day ATOD Alcohol Drinking Marijuana Tobacco Painkillers Inhalant PrescriptionExperienced 43.0 30.4 15.7 17.6 13.4 7.9 4.9 5.8 DepressionNo Depression 24.3 18.2 8.9 9.4 5.0 2.6 1.5 2.0 Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 25
  26. 26. Depression (Grade 6)Substance Use Related Factors 40 Comparing Depression and No Depression as Sub-populations 30 % Reporting 20 10 0 30-Day 30-Day 30-Day 30-Day 30-Day Ever Used ATOD Inhalant Alcohol Tobacco Marijuana InhalantExperienced 10.9 6.5 4.5 0.7 0.6 11.6 DepressionNo Depression 4.6 2.7 1.8 0.3 0.2 5.7 Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 26
  27. 27. Aggression and VictimizationCorrelation to Depression Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey
  28. 28. Depression (Grades 8, 10, 12) Aggression & Victimization Related Factors 80 70 Comparing Depression and No Depression as Sub-populations 60 50 % Reporting 40 30 20 10 0 Victim Victim Racially or Cyber- Racial or Victim Cyber- Bullied Culturally bullied Carried a Ever Been Cultural Bullying bullying at Others Harrassed Others at Weapon in a Gang Harrass- School Others School mentExperienced 69.1 56.3 27.0 59.7 47.3 17.5 18.2 4.6 DepressionNo Depression 45.9 36.8 10.0 47.8 37.5 7.5 9.8 2.2 Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 28
  29. 29. Depression (Grade 6)Aggression & Victimization Related Factors 100 Comparing Depression and No Depression 90 as Sub-populations 80 % Reporting 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Victim Victim Racially or Cyber- Racial or Victim Cyber- Bullied Culturally bullied Carried a Cultural Bullying bullying at Others Harrassed Others at Weapon Harrass- School Others School mentExperienced 68.2 33.7 26.0 29.2 9.3 11.3 21.1 DepressionNo Depression 39.0 14.5 9.4 19.3 5.9 4.3 13.6 Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 29
  30. 30. Health and Well-BeingCorrelation toDepression Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey
  31. 31. Depression (Grades 8, 10, 12) Health and Well-Being Related Factors 100 Comparing Depression and No Depression 90 as Sub-populations 80 70 60 50 % Reporting 40 30 20 10 0 Physical Activity Sleep (Fewer than 8 Ever Had Sexual (Less than 1 hr, 5+ Ever Had Oral Sex hrs) Intercourse days/week)Experienced 65.3 77.2 33.0 34.6 DepressionNo Depression 56.6 62.5 18.2 20.7 Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 31
  32. 32. Depression (Grade 6)Health and Well-Being Related Factors 80 70 Comparing Depression and No Depression 60 as Sub-populations % Reporting 50 40 30 20 10 0 Physical Activity (Less than 1 hr, 5+ days/week) Experienced 49.3 Depression No Depression 44.6 Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 32
  33. 33. School PerformanceCorrelation to Depression Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey
  34. 34. Depression (Grades 8, 10, 12)School Performance Related Factors 60 Comparing Depression and No Depression 50 as Sub-populations % Reporting 40 30 20 10 0 Low Skipped Dont Feel Suspended in Perceived Poor Grades School* Safe at School Past Year Ability to Do Well in SchoolExperienced 41.0 22.2 12.0 4.3 2.3 DepressionNo Depression 25.6 9.4 6.9 1.8 1.2 *Data are from the 2010 Youth Survey Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 34
  35. 35. Depression (Grade 6)School Performance Related Factors 60 50 Comparing Depression and No Depression % Reporting as Sub-populations 40 30 20 10 0 Low Perceived Dont Feel Safe Poor Grades Ability to Do Well at School in School Experienced 18.0 2.5 6.9 Depression No Depression 4.0 0.9 5.0 Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 35
  36. 36. Risk and ProtectiveFactors Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey
  37. 37. Risk and Protective FactorsRisk Factors help us explain circumstances that may increase the likelihood of problem behaviors Youth who exhibit increased amounts of a risk factor are considered to be at “high risk” in that category Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 37
  38. 38. Risk and Protective FactorsProtective Factors can help increase resiliency to substance use and problem behaviors, buffering youth from risk Youth who exhibit increased amounts of a protective factor are considered to have “high protection” in that category Full Glossary of R&P questions can be found in the 2010 Fairfax County Youth Survey Report. Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 38
  39. 39. Depression (Grades 8, 10, 12) Protective Factors 100 Comparing Depression and No Depression 90 as Sub-populations 80 70 % Reporting 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Have Participate in Perform Teachers Parents are High Personal Community Extra- Community Recognize Available for Integrity Adults to Talk curricular Service Good Work Help to ActivitiesExperienced 67.2 63.1 54.2 25.2 67.5 62.3 DepressionNo Depression 79.0 71.4 67.3 41.9 76.4 84.8 Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 39
  40. 40. Depression (Grade 6) Protective Factors Comparing Depression and No Depression as Sub-populations 100 90% Reporting 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Have Participate High Perform Parents are Feel Safe at Community in Extra- Personal Community Available for School Adults to curricular Integrity Service Help Talk to Activities Experienced 93.7 44.7 82.0 42.9 68.4 79.1 Depression No Depression 97.6 47.3 96.1 59.0 77.0 92.3 Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 40
  41. 41. Depressive Symptoms in Past YearRelated Factors ATOD (Past 30 Days) 70% Unhealthy Weight Loss Methods Suicide Ideation (Past 30 Days) (Past Year) Victim of Bullying Had Sex (Ever) (Past Year) 0% Victim of Racial/Cultural Harrassment Physically Forced to Have Sex (Ever) (Past Year) Cyberbullied by Student at School Victim of Attack (Past Year) (Past Year) Depression No Depression Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 41
  42. 42. Suicide Ideation in Past YearRelated Factors ATOD (Past 30 Days) 75% Unhealthy Weight Loss Methods Bullied by Parent (Past 30 Days) (Past Year) Victim of Bullying Had Sex (Ever) (Past Year) 0% Victim of Racial/Cultural Harrassment Physically Forced to Have Sex (Ever) (Past Year) Cyberbullied by Student at School Victim of Attack (Past Year) (Past Year) Suicide Ideation No Suicide Ideation Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 42
  43. 43. Asset Graph for Caring Adults (Grades 8, 10, 12) Bullied Someone (Year) Sex (Ever) 70 Alcohol Use (30 Days) Marijuana Use (30 Days) Carried a Weapon (Year) 60 Percent with Risky Behavior Binge Drinking (2 Weeks) Cigarettes (30 Days) 50 Gang Member (Ever) 40 30 20 10 0 0 1 2 3 Number of AssetsTeachers Recognize Good Work Have Community Adults to Talk to Parents are Available for Help Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 43
  44. 44. The Prevention ToolkitThe Prevention Toolkit • Alcohol, Tobacco and Otherprovides access to Drugspresentations, videos, fact • Bullying and Cyberbullyingsheets, links to helpful • Depression, Suicide andorganizations and resources, Unhealthy Weightlossand ideas for taking action inyour family and community to • Nutrition and Physicaladdress Youth Survey related Activitytopics. • Teen Dating Abuse The Prevention Toolkit Website www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/prevention/toolkit.htm Contact Email NCSPrevention@fairfaxcounty.gov Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 44
  45. 45. Help and More InformationFind these and other organizations in the Prevention Toolkitas resources for help and more information.• Crisislink Suicide Prevention Hotline: (703) 527-4077• National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-TALK (8255)• Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) Mental Health Services 24-Hour CSB Emergency Services Phone: 703-383-8500 TTY: 703-207-7737 Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 45
  46. 46. Help and More Information fromFairfax County Public SchoolsIntervention and Prevention Services  School Psychology Services  School Social Work Services  Student Safety and Wellness  School Counseling Services Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey 46
  47. 47. Questions? Contact Us! Sophia Dutton Countywide Service Integration and Planning Management Economic, Demographic and Statistical Research Sophia.Dutton@fairfaxcounty.gov Dede Bailer Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Intervention and Prevention Services Dede.Bailer@fcps.edu Fairfax County 2011 Youth Survey www.fairfaxcounty.gov/youthsurvey 47

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