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Student Mental Health Issues as They Return to School

Back to school is typically a happy time of year for many families as they return to daily routine, structure, reunite with friends, and enjoy extracurriculars. Now in the second year of returning to school during a pandemic, and with it being the first time many students have been to in-person school since March of […]

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The Effects of Nicotine and Vaping on Youth

One of the preliminary topics schools request in our surveys is substance abuse of all types, from alcohol to drugs to CBD to tobacco. JAMA Pediatrics reports that 1 in 5 high school students vapes, so in this blog post, we focus on the impacts of nicotine and vaping on children’s health and the resources […]

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CBD versus THC: What are the Differences?

Many places you turn these days, businesses are selling, or people are talking about some type of CBD product, from gummies to oils to lotions to pet products and more. But the presence of these products raises the question for many of CBD versus THC and the differences between the two substances. In this blog […]

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COVID-19 Student Survey Results

Pride Surveys recently conducted a statewide COVID-19 student survey with over 40,000 students regarding their feelings and experiences during the pandemic. The students were asked to give honest answers regarding the impact on their education, mental health, and whether or not they felt safe. At Pride Surveys, we have remained committed to collecting critical data throughout the pandemic […]

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Alcohol Awareness Month and Student Alcohol Trends

Alcohol Awareness Month is an annual initiative designed to raise awareness about alcohol trends, use, and addiction and provide resources for those in need and those community coalitions, parents, and educators trying to help others. At Pride Surveys, alcohol use and abuse are some of our more frequently surveyed questions for students and across community […]

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The Importance of Data Collection During a Pandemic

At Pride Surveys, we realize and empathize with the toll the pandemic has taken on people of all ages and circumstances across the country. We are frequently asked why data collection and analysis are still important even during a pandemic. With many unknowns about mental health, how and when schools will reopen, vaccine timing for […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Availability for Educators

As the new year has begun and the COVID-19 pandemic has raged on in the United States, many are anxiously waiting their turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine in hopes of returning to “normal” life in the near future. Multiple factors go into the order of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, and when people will receive […]

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Grant Resources for Community Coalitions

At Pride Surveys, we try to provide all of our partner community coalitions and colleagues with as many grant resources as possible to help you easily and effectively apply for and secure applicable grants. With things constantly changing, we thought it would be helpful to outline the top federal and topic-specific grant websites along with considerations […]

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COVID-19 School Closures by State

COVID-19 has brought difficult decisions for educators, school boards, and parents regarding schools reopening, choosing to send children back to in-person versus a remote or hybrid option, and COVID-19 school closures by state for those schools that did reopen. Pride Surveys took a look at some of the trends across the country and whether schools […]

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