The Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is a data-based decision-making resource that assesses local attitudes and student behaviors, identifying emerging issues before they become wide spread. Results can be compared with state and national trend data and shared with local non- profit and governmental organizations to develop community-wide response plans.
How We Can Help
The Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is conducted as part of a national effort by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor health-risk behaviors of the nation’s high school students. These behaviors, in turn, result in the most significant causes of both mortality and morbidity during youth and adulthood. The behaviors monitored by the Wisconsin YRBS include traffic safety; weapons and violence; suicide; tobacco use; alcohol and other drug use; sexual behavior; and diet, nutrition and exercise. CESA 6 provides the survey in a paper pencil format allowing it to be completed in a typical class period district wide. CESA 6 provides the reports, comparisons and trends for your leadership to utilize in their work with the district, school, community and parents.