Risk Factors

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The WVCCA partnered with WVU Social Work Professor, Carrie Rishel, Ph.D. to conduct a statewide survey of child-serving professionals about risk factors that impact West Virginia's children. Teachers, counselors, probation officers, early childhood specialists, child care workers, and parents answered the survey - 440 respondents in all! The results from this survey will be used to identify session topics and speakers for the statewide conference and regional trainings, develop resources for an online toolkit, and launch an awareness campaign on how all stakeholders can play a role in preventing youth risk behavior.

At-Risk Youth Prevention Survey Highlights (pdf)

At-Risk Youth Prevention Survey Results - Preliminary Report (pdf)

Report to WVCCA of Survey Analyses (pdf)