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Darien Youth Survey

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Thriving Youth Darien hosted a community presentation of the 2023 Darien Youth Survey findings on October 12th at Darien Library.


Georgette Harrison, Thriving Youth Darien Survey Co-Chair and Director of Clinical and Community Partnerships at Child Guidance Center of Southern CT, presented the data.  A discussion and Q&A with panelists Rebecca Campbell, Director of Therapy Services at Sasco River Center; Dr. Alycia Dadd, Director of Mental Health for Darien Public Schools; and John Hamilton, President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberation Programs, followed.

The survey data key takeaways and summary report are available below.

Click below to view the 2023 presentation slide deck:

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Thriving Youth Darien is a volunteer coalition that convenes local community organizations to promote and empower positive youth development and mental health, with the goal of reducing teen substance use.

Thanks to its federal Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Grant, Thriving Youth Darien, in partnership with the Darien Public Schools, anonymously surveys Darien 6-12th grade youth about their mental health and substance use patterns every two years and presents results to parents and our community members. The Community Fund of Darien oversees the financial aspects of the DFC grant that funds the survey.

The survey findings are shared with local youth-focused organizations and used to guide community education & programming that directly address areas of greatest concern, based on youth survey responses.

*References to survey data by other organizations does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the Thriving Youth Darien.

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