Thursday, October 17, 2013

The 2013 Herkimer County TAP Survey Results Now Available !

The 2013 version of the Herkimer County Teen Assessment Project (TAP) survey report is now available ! This represents the fifth time the survey has been conducted in Herkimer County, the first time being in 1997. The survey is done on a four year cycle, so data now exists for teens in the county for the years 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2013. In total, more than ten thousand surveys have been collected over the sixteen years, representing about 80% of the target population each time the survey was administered.

The 2013 survey is generally broken into ten topical areas including: tobacco; alcohol; marijuana and other drugs; sexuality; mental health; perceptions of school and future; parent/child relationships; perceptions of self, peers and community; personal safety; and the internet and technology. The appendices includes a comparative table with data for all of the past surveys as well as the present survey. In addition, the present survey is broken out by gender and grade.

Portions of the survey will be discussed in future blog posts including material not in the current report. For now, you might want to download a copy of the 2013 report or go to the Planning Department website to view any of the previous reports. If you have questions about the materials you can contact me via email  or email Chip Bassett in our office.