2022 Regional Strengths and Needs Assessment
Our current research questions were developed by a group of youth, family members, and system partners in the summer of 2021:
What does recovery mean to children, youth, and families, and what barriers exist to keep them from accessing needed services?
What do schools need to make efficient connections with behavioral health services?
To find the answers to these questions, YFC regularly requests feedback from the community and stays on top of reports and datasets related to youth behavioral health and school policies and practices. Please stay tuned for our written report, which we will publish in November 2022.
This report attempted to gather together information about the region to support efforts to help the System of Care regain equilibrium following the pandemic. It contains data from multiple sources, including the Healthy Youth Survey, WISe data, and The Trevor Project.
Based on member feedback from meeting evaluations, discussions in meetings, and challenges with outreach efforts, this report recommends that YFC look at meeting location and local chapters as possible solutions to get more youth and family members to the table.