Verde Valley AZ (January 22, 2013) – The January 24th MATFORCE Lunch ‘n Learn will review the 2012 Arizona Youth Survey results for Yavapai County. The public is invited to learn about the who, what, where, when and why of drug and alcohol abuse among the 2,900 youth surveyed. Some of the results are startling with Yavapai County youth above state and national averages.
The AYS survey assesses school safety, adolescent substance use and antisocial behaviors. Risk and protective factors are also assessed, which predict adolescent behavior problems. Mandy Small and Shana Malone, of the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, will provide an analysis of the survey results, highlighting trends, areas of greatest concern and possible solutions.
The Lunch ‘n Learn will be held on Thursday, January 24, 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.