The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) has funded the administration of the Illinois Youth Survey (IYS) biennially since 1990. The IYS is a self-report survey administered in school settings and is designed to gather information about a variety of health and social indicators including substance use patterns and attitudes of Illinois youth.
Each participating school is eligible to receive a report specific to their own students’ responses. These local reports provide critical information to school administrators, prevention professionals, and community members as they work to address substance abuse issues in their communities. In 2014, a total of 893 schools (representing 231,214 youth) took advantage of the opportunity to gather local IYS data at no cost to themselves.The Pledge for Life Partnership has helped over the years to bring these surveys to local schools.
Visit https://iys.cprd.illinois.edu/ to learn more about the Illinois Youth Survey and the full latest Kankakee County report.