Communities that Care Youth Survey

This survey uses the risk and protective factor model to assess youth problem behaviors including violence, delinquency, school dropout, and substance abuse. It also includes youth feelings of family relationships and community climate.

Content

Domains
Responsible Decision Making
Subdomain

Risk

Grades
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade
Languages
English
Respondent
Student

Administration Information

Length
40-50 minutes
Qualifications

None

Administration
Computer,
Paper

Access and Use

Price

Questions are in the public domain, but Pride Surveys offers scoring and analysis , $2.62 per survey, 100 minimum.

Contact

Pride Surveys (800) 279-6361

Open Access
Yes
Use in Research

Bradshaw, C. P., Waasdorp, T. E., Goldweber, A., & Johnson, S. L. (2013). Bullies, gangs, drugs, and school: Understanding the overlap and the role of ethnicity and urbanicity. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 42(2), 220-234. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-012-9863-7

Habib, C., Santoro, J., Kremer, P., Toumbourou, J., Leslie, E., & Williams, J. (2010). The importance of family management, closeness with father and family structure in early adolescent alcohol use. Addiction, 105(10), 1750-1758.  https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03021.x

Hawkins, J. D., Oesterle, S., Brown, E. C., Abbott, R. D., & Catalano, R. F. (2014). Youth problem behaviors 8 years after implementing the Communities That Care prevention system: A community-randomized trial. JAMA Pediatrics, 168(2), 122-129. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.4009

Peleg‐Oren, N., Saint‐Jean, G., Cardenas, G. A., Tammara, H., & Pierre, C. (2009). Drinking alcohol before age 13 and negative outcomes in late adolescence. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 33(11), 1966-1972. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1530-0277.2009.01035.x

Salas-Wright, C. P., Vaughn, M. G., Hodge, D. R., & Perron, B. E. (2012). Religiosity profiles of American youth in relation to substance use, violence, and delinquency. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 41(12), 1560-1575. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-012-9761-z

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring,
Manual scoring
Psychometric References

Arthur, M. W., Briney, J. S., Hawkins, J. D., Abbott, R. D., Brooke-Weiss, B. L., & Catalano, R. F. (2007). Measuring risk and protection in communities using the Communities That Care Youth Survey. Evaluation and Program Planning, 30(2), 197-211. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2007.01.009

Arthur, M. W., Hawkins, J. D., Pollard, J. A., Catalano, R. F., & Baglioni Jr, A. J. (2002). Measuring risk and protective factors for use, delinquency, and other adolescent problem behaviors: The Communities That Care Youth Survey. Evaluation Review, 26(6), 575-601. https://doi.org/10.1177/0193841X0202600601

Briney, J. S., Brown, E. C., Hawkins, J. D., & Arthur, M. W. (2012). Predictive validity of established cut points for risk and protective factor scales from the Communities That Care Youth Survey. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 33(5-6), 249-258. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10935-012-0280-1

Glaser, R. R., Horn, M. L. V., Arthur, M. W., Hawkins, J. D., & Catalano, R. F. (2005). Measurement properties of the Communities That Care® Youth Survey across demographic groups. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 21(1), 73-102. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10940-004-1788-1

National Comparison
Yes
Item Type
Multiple choice