Blake’s MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey Information Night

BMS last night reported, via Susan Cowell and Kelly Campbell, on the results of the results of the November 2010 MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey.  This was the email from Nathaniel Vaughn advising of the event –

MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey Information Night

Every other year our 7th and 8th grade students participate in the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey. The Education Development Center (EDC) administers the MWAHS to monitor trends in health and risk behaviors among middle and high school adolescents. The survey is funded by the MetroWest Health Foundation, an independent philanthropy providing over $5 million in annual financial support to address the health needs of twenty-five communities in the MetroWest area of Massachusetts. The data from the survey is used to inform planning, policy-making, health education, and prevention programming at the local level. An overview of the data from the 2010 survey for Blake will be presented on Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Blake Auditorium.

My main take always were –

  • minimal drug and alcohol use – later confirmed by my daughter
  • BMS kids generally reported that they felt more secure, felt a greater ability to talk to an adult at school, and felt they were having fewer problems than kids from the rest of the area
  • 32% reported having been bullied in past year
  • 16% reported having been cyberbullied in past year
  • 7% have thought of suicide
  • 1% have carried a weapon to school
    Map of Massachusetts with MetroWest highlighte...

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The Parent Resources handout is available here via this link

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