|Data source: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System||2012|
This fact sheet is associated with the SPRC Training Institute course, Locating and Using Data for Suicide Prevention. It provides a description of the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System or YRBSS including variables, strengths, limitations and how to access these data.
|Maximizing the return of parent consent forms||2006|
Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act (PL 108-355) grantees are required to obtain active parent consent prior to allowing children to participate in grant-related programming. This requirement has been extended to Linking Adolescents at Risk to Mental Health Services (RFA No. SM-05-019) grantees. Active parent consent is commonly obtained by sending permission forms home with students. This paper provides practical and research-based recommendations to improving the return rates of parental consent forms.