Don’t be afraid to ask tough questions! According to 2010 RAAPS data when teens were asked during the last month did you often feel sad or down as though you had nothing to look forward to 24.3% said YES.
Month: December 2011
Possibilities for Change is the parent company of the Rapid Assessment for Adolescent Preventive Services (RAAPS) survey, the associated behavior-tracking database, and support services such as motivational interview training. Based in the University of Michigan Tech Transfer Venture Accelerator, it serves clients nationwide, providing an easy-to-use, brief online survey that teens openly and honestly answer. Their responses lead to conversations with school counselors, medical staff, and social workers about ways to change or avoid risky behaviors. The Possibilities for Change database is the only system that provides broad structure and consistency in risk screening while also enabling health professionals to manage the risk behaviors of their entire adolescent population.
Full story can be viewed at: https://www.raaps.org/news_release.php