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What is the WCC Youth Well-Being Inventory?

The WCC Youth Well-Being Inventory is a local, comprehensive, anonymous, and voluntary data collection process that is administered every other year with students in grades 7 through 12 that examines behaviors, experiences and other factors that influence the health and well-being of youth.  The Inventory asks youth about the positive aspects of their lives and activities as well as risk and protective factors across a broad range of youth issues.  The results provide a snapshot of the county’s youth and serve as a barometer of the community’s effectiveness in fostering healthy choices in young people.

The WCC Youth Well-Being Inventory is:

 

Local:  The Inventory is available to all public and private schools in the county.  Data collected through the Inventory is managed locally within the Warren County Health Department. 

 

Strengths Based:  The Inventory gathers data to define positive youth development and associated risk and protective factors.

 

Nimble:  Questions can be added or deleted each data cycle to quickly respond to the rapidly changing and emerging well-being issues facing our youth.  Districts can select up to five questions they would like to opt out of and up to 5 questions they would like to add that are specific to their district.

Comprehensive:  The Inventory is designed as a single instrument that allows for one data collection process across youth wellbeing issues.  A single data set allows districts to explore and better understand the intersection of youth well-being issues, risk factors and protective factors to keep kids safe, healthy, and thriving.

Responsive:  Each district will receive a district level report that includes a summary of results with data defined priorities for their district.  District level data will not be shared publicly.

Efficient:  The Inventory is coordinated across prevention stakeholders addressing youth well-being issues that will require one ask for schools, instead of multiple surveys that take time out of classroom instruction & may collet unnecessary duplicate data.

No-Cost:  There is no cost to the district for participating in the Inventory.  Costs are covered by the Mental and Behavioral Health Board Serving Warren and Clinton Counties.

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