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Student Health Survey: Analysis and Action Jessica Traylor, Ed.S. and Kiana Clayborn, M.S. Spring 2009

A comparison of Lamar County student responses to Georgia student responses


GA 2007 GA 2008 Lamar 2007

Protective Factors

Lamar 2008

100

80

60

40

20

0

Lamar 2008 GA 2007

School Climate: 10th Grade

Protective Factors

GA 2007

GA 2008

GA 2008

Lamar 2007

Lamar 2007

adult at school I can talk with

0

feel safe at school

20

students recognized for good beh

40

adult at school I can talk with

feel safe at school

students recognized for good beh

teachers treat w/ respect

school high achievement standards

School Climate: 6th Grade

teachers treat w/ respect

60

school high achievement standards

80

Percentage of Adolescents

adult at school I can talk with

feel safe at school

students recognized for good beh

teachers treat w/ respect

school high achievement standards

Percentage of Adolescents 100

Percentage of Adolescents

Lamar 2007

adult at school I can talk with

GA 2008

feel safe at school

GA 2007

students recognized for good beh

teachers treat w/ respect

school high achievement standards

Percentage of Adolescents

School Climate School Climate: 8th Grade

100 80

60

40

20 0

Protective Factors Lamar 2008

School Climate: 12th Grade

100 80

60

40

20 0

Protective Factors Lamar 2008


Substance Use in the Past 30 Days Substance Use in the Past 30 Days: 8th Grade

35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 offered illegal drugs at school

alcohol

tobacco

marijuana

other

Percentage of Adolescents

Percentage of Adolescents

Substance Use in the Past 30 Days: 6th Grade 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0

offered illegal drugs at school

alcohol

Substance GA 2007

GA 2008

Lamar 2007

Lamar 2008

GA 2007

tobacco

marijuana

other

GA 2008

Lamar 2007

GA 2008

Lamar 2007

Lamar 2008

35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 offered illegal drugs at school

alcohol

Substance GA 2007

other

Substance Use in the Past 30 Days: 12th Grade Percentage of Adolescents

Percentage of Adolescents

35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 alcohol

marijuana

Substance

Substance Use in the Past 30 Days: 10th Grade

offered illegal drugs at school

tobacco

tobacco

marijuana

other

Substance Lamar 2008

GA 2007

GA 2008

Lamar 2007

Lamar 2008


Self-harm, Suicide, & Dropping Out Self-Harm: 8th Grade Percentage of Adolescents

Percentage of Adolescents

Self-Harm: 6th Grade 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 harmed self on purpose

considered suicide

attempted suicide

45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0

thought about dropping out

harmed self on purpose

Risk Factors GA 2007

GA 2008

Lamar 2007

Lamar 2008

GA 2007

Percentage of Adolescents

Percentage of Adolescents attempted suicide

GA 2008

Lamar 2007

GA 2008

Lamar 2007

Lamar 2008

thought about dropping out

45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 harmed self on purpose

Risk Factors GA 2007

thought about dropping out

Self-Harm: 12th Grade

45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 considered suicide

attempted suicide

Risk Factors

Self-Harm: 10th Grade

harmed self on purpose

considered suicide

considered suicide

attempted suicide

thought about dropping out

Risk Factors Lamar 2008

GA 2007

GA 2008

Lamar 2007

Lamar 2008


Behavior Behavior: 8th Grade

100 80 60 40 20 0 school clear beh rules

beh allow teachers to teach

been bullied

friends in gang activity

Percentage of Adolescents

Percentage of Adolescents

Behavior: 6th Grade 100 80 60 40 20 0 school clear beh rules

Risk Factors GA 2008

Lamar 2007

Lamar 2008

GA 2007

GA 2008

friends in gang activity

Percentage of Adolescents

Percentage of Adolescents

been bullied

Lamar 2007

GA 2008

Lamar 2007

Lamar 2008

100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 school clear beh rules

Risk Factors GA 2007

friends in gang activity

Behavior: 12th Grade

100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 beh allow teachers to teach

been bullied

Risk Factors

Behavior: 10th Grade

school clear beh rules

beh allow teachers to teach

beh allow teachers to teach

been bullied

friends in gang activity

Risk Factors Lamar 2008

GA 2007

GA 2008

Lamar 2007

Lamar 2008


Positive Trends Increased Protective Factors * All grades showed an increase in feeling safe at school. * Three of four grades showed an increase in feeling that the counselor would be helpful. * Three of four grades showed an increase in having an adult they can talk with at school. * Three of four grades showed an increase in having clear behavioral rules.

Reduced Risk Factors * Three of four grades showed a reduction in admitting to bullying others. * Two of four grades showed a reduction in attempted suicide. * Two of four grades showed a reduction of being offered illegal drugs at school.


Negative Trends Reduced Protective Factors * Three of four grades showed a reduction in getting along with others. * Three of four grades showed a reduction in being taught about drugs at school. * Three of four grades showed a reduction in saying that they would help a bully victim.

Increased Risk Factors * All grades showed an increase in being bullied. * Three of four grades showed an increase in bringing a weapon to school. * Three of four grades showed an increase in harming themselves intentionally. * Three of four grades showed an increase in thinking about suicide. * Three of four grades showed an increase in thinking about dropping out of school. * All grades showed an increase in using tobacco during the last 30 days. * All grades showed an increase in drinking alcohol during the last 30 days.


Why??? • What are some possible reasons for these data trends? • Which areas can we focus on? • What are our next steps?


References • The Governor's Office of Student Achievement. (2009). 2008 GSHS School Results: Lamar County. Retrieved from http://www.gaosa.org • The Governor's Office of Student Achievement. (2009). 2008 GSHS School Results: Georgia. Retrieved from http://www.gaosa.org • The Governor's Office of Student Achievement. (2008). 2007 GSHS School Results: Lamar County. Retrieved from http://www.gaosa.org • The Governor's Office of Student Achievement. (2008). 2007 GSHS School Results: Georgia. Retrieved from http://www.gaosa.org • Everyday Democracy. (2008). A Guide for Training Public Dialogue Facilitators. Everyday Democracy: Hartford, CT


Student Health Survey Presentation