There are three main data sources that drive the activities of Nashua Prevention Coalition. The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is completed every-other-year by 9th to 12th graders at both of Nashua’s public high schools. In 2015, we worked closely with Nashua School Board to launch the YRBS for 7th and 8th graders, as well. The resulting data gave us a clear picture of how risky behaviors increase as students get older, as well as concerns around depression and thoughts of suicide.
In addition, Nashua Prevention Coalition also conducts Community Surveys and Focus Groups to help identify challenges in the community and possible solutions. Please contact us to be part of an upcoming assessment.