Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS – 2019)
The Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is conducted as part of a national effort by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor health-risk behaviors of the nation’s high school students. These behaviors, in turn, result in the most significant causes of both mortality and morbidity during youth and adulthood. The behaviors monitored by the Wisconsin YRBS include traffic safety; weapons and violence; suicide; tobacco use; alcohol and other drug use; sexual behavior; and diet, nutrition, and exercise.
Youth Mental Health Scorecards
Mental Health Matters developed the Youth Mental Health Scorecard as a resource for the community and leaders at youth serving agencies to help identify and address youth mental health needs in Chippewa and Eau Claire counties.
2019 Chippewa County Youth Mental Health Scorecard
2019 Eau Claire County Youth Mental Health Scorecard
Voices of Wisconsin Youth
The Voices of Wisconsin Students Project, conducted by the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service Research Partners (WIPPS Research Partners) and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), gathers insight, information, and feedback directly from Wisconsin youth in grades 6 through 12 with a focus on: (1) the nature and intensity of challenges and concerns they are experiencing in the environment of the COVID-19 pandemic; (2) how they are coping; and (3) feedback on how they may be strengthening their resilience during what is, for many, a period of heightened stress, anxiety, and isolation. Researchers used focus groups as the method of data collection, with sessions held separately for middle and high school students in January and February 2021. A total of 23 focus groups were conducted with 96 high school students and 64 middle students. By compiling and sharing this information, the voices of Wisconsin students can help policymakers and stakeholders make more informed and targeted decisions about how to support students during these challenging times.