adolescent health

Suicide Prevention

Suicide touches the lives of many Vermonters. Our intentional self-harm and death by suicide rates are significantly higher than the United States rates. Find help, learn about warning, signs, risk and protective factors. Read about what Vermont is doing to prevent suicide.

 

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

The Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disease, injury and social problems among youth.The Health Department and the Agency of Education sponsor this survey.

School Health Profiles

The School Health Profiles is a biannual set of surveys supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Adolescent and School Health’s (DASH). The Vermont Agency of Education collected data from 2002 to 2012. The Health Department began collecting data in 2014. Data are collected from middle and high school principals and lead health education teachers to assess school health policies, programs, and practices.

Engage Youth

The Health Department works to support and engage adolescents in promoting their own health and healthy development. This approach allows youth to share insights, take leadership roles, get involved with their community, build organizational leadership skills and self-esteem, and create and share important information with their peers and others who serve youth. Here are several Vermont youth engagement opportunities:  

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