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Red Ribbon Week | Youth Drug Use Statistics and Prevention

Red Ribbon Week is an annual initiative between October 23rd and October 31st dedicated to helping kids stay drug-free. At Pride Surveys, we hope to provide as many statistics and resources around this critical topic as possible in order to support parents, schools, and community coalitions, all of whom are equally passionate about keeping children from […]

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Creating an Impactful Survey During COVID-19

At Pride Surveys, our goal is to create an impactful survey that will provide community coalitions and school partners with the tools to adequately gauge the happenings in their particular area and help promote change. There are many critical components involved in developing survey questions that will provoke honest responses. With the additional challenges of […]

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National Suicide Prevention Month Resources

In honor of National Suicide Prevention Week and Month, Pride Surveys is providing data and resources in hopes we can work together as allies to prevent youth suicide. During these uncertain and tumultuous times, youth are especially at risk for mental health issues and stress, which are key contributors to the consideration and attempt of suicide. Unfortunately, […]

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COVID-19 Impacts on Educators

In addition to the students, when it comes to education, teachers are another group significantly impacted by COVID-19. The COVID-19 impacts on educators vary considerably based on their location, subjects taught, type of school, community involvement, personal life, health, and other factors, all of which need to be taken into account when examining the challenges […]

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Community Involvement in Schools

One of the most read Pride Surveys blogs of all time surrounds the importance of community involvement in schools. While the core principles of the importance of community involvement in schools have remained the same, a lot has shifted in the past four years, and even the past few months, with how communities can be […]

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How to Survey Students During a Pandemic

At Pride Surveys, we have been working on how to survey students during a pandemic from the moment schools started closing. We have worked with some outstanding coalitions to navigate this very question and would like to share our strategies with the community. First, we would like to address the elephant in the room, which […]

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Student Stress and Mental Health During COVID-19

Student stress and mental health is a prevalent and ongoing topic for communities, parents, and educators year-round. With the unexpected occurrence of COVID-19 and students being impacted by distance learning, lack of social interaction, missing graduations, grade delays, and more, it is more important than ever to keep these topics top of mind and to […]

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World No Tobacco Day Tobacco Use Stats and Resources

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is an annual global awareness campaign by the World Health Organization (WHO) that occurs on May 31st. It is dedicated to increasing awareness about tobacco use in youth, tobacco use risk factors, and the multitude of marketing efforts from tobacco companies to increase tobacco use amongst young people. Pride Surveys […]

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Vaping or E-Cigarette Usage and Resources

Vaping, or e-cigarette usage, continues to be an epidemic amongst teenagers in the United States. According to the American Lung Association, over 5,700 teenagers start vaping every single day. As a whole, however, the issue is still relatively new as compared to other substance abuse concerns. The newness of the vaping devices and the emergence […]

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