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Every other year, Fairfield youth and parents are asked to complete a survey to explore attitudes and behaviors regarding youth substance use and a variety of wellness topics.
The 2023 Fairfield Youth Survey fulfills the following objectives:
  • Describes perceptions and experiences regarding substance misuse, mental health, social media, gaming, supports and family norms among Fairfield youth in grades 7 to 12 in the year 2023.

  • Monitors trends in protective factors and risky behaviors over time through use of the baseline data.

  • Utilizes information provided by youth, allowing community stakeholders to ‘hear’ from youth to enhance and plan initiatives and activities for youth in the community.

Survey Background

  • The 2023 Fairfield Youth Survey was adapted from several state and national survey tools including:

  • National Outcome Measures (NOMs), Office of National Drug Control Policy

  • Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey (YRBSS), Center for Disease Control

  • The Search Institute’s Developmental Assets Profile

  • Governor’s Prevention Initiative for Youth Student Survey (Connecticut)

  • Connecticut School Health Survey, Department of Public Health

Past 30 day use
perception of risk
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