The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is conducted every two years in grades 9–12. The survey has been administered in San Diego Unified School District for over 25 years. The YRBS measures behaviors that are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in youth, including intentional and unintentional injury and violence, tobacco use, alcohol and other drug use, sexual behavior, dietary behavior, and physical activity. By gathering this information, it allows us to see trends in student behavior and guides our decisions for developing and implementing health programs for students in our district.
Twenty-six district high schools will be participating in the 2015 survey in 90 randomly selected Period 2 classrooms. The survey is anonymous and will be proctored by Resource Teachers from our program and trained agency educators. Surveys will be administered between February 2 and March 27, 2015.
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