One of the things that may worry us as we try to show the impact that any of our projects are making on young people is asking the right set of questions.
I know that people have been using different resources depending on the project – and it would be great if you could share what you’ve found useful (and the stuff you wish you’d never touched).
Anyway I’ve come across the California Healthy Kids Survey which appears to be a validated set of self reporting questionnaires for measuring resilience, alcohol and drug use, tobacco use, and violence and school safety.
You’ll see that they allow you to download copies of the various surveys they have developed – there are different ones by age and also by particular issues.
Note that the survey’s are copyright protected and if we wanted to use them we’d need permission, but none the less I hope they might serve as in interesting resource and inspiration.