Cottonwood AZ (February 3, 2017) – The February 23rd MATFORCE Lunch ‘n Learn will identify results of the 2016 Arizona Youth Survey (AYS), which is administered every two years by the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission. Results of the survey provide answers on why and how kids use drugs. Over 3,000 Yavapai County students in grades 8, 10 and 12 took the AYS.
Carlena Orosco, Research Analyst from the Statistical Analysis Center from the Commission, will present the results of this survey and discuss factors that increase chances a youth will use drugs. She will also recommend strategies that parents, educators, health providers, agencies and the community can use to decrease chances of youth substance abuse.
The Lunch ‘n Learn will be held on Thursday, February 23rd from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the Board of Supervisors Room, Yavapai County Administration Building, 1015 S. Fair St., Prescott and teleconferenced to the Yavapai County Cottonwood Annex, 10 South 6th St., Cottonwood. It is free and open to the public. Brown-bag lunches are welcome.
For more information contact MATFORCE at 928-708-0100 or online at matforce.org.