To Be a Teen in 2018
Lee's Summit CARES would like to better understand what it is like to be a teen in 2018. Thank you for taking the time to complete this brief survey! Your honest answers will guide efforts of the Youth Mental Health task force, a sub-committee of Lee's Summit CARES. Your privacy will be protected by responding anonymously. Your perspective is important to us!
What school do you attend?
Summit Innovations Campus
School Outside of Lee's Summit School District
My current grade in school is:
What’s activities/clubs are you involved in at school (if any)
I do not participate in activities in school
What’s activities/clubs are you involved in outside of school (if any)
I am not involved in activities outside of school
Church Youth Group
What are 3 things you wish your parents knew about your generation?
We are smart
We work hard
We have a lot of stress
We communicate differently
We are doing a lot, busy.
We can experience heartbreak
We are open minded
School is hard
There is drama, bullying in our relationships
We experience anxiety and/or depression
What are the top 3 challenges you and your peers face?
Trying to be perfect
Not enough sleep
Relationship drama, mean people, bullying
Being understood/having a voice
Hard academic standards
Worrying about the future
When you are faced with a challenge, what do you do?
Try to solve it myself
Go to my friends for advice
Tackle the challenge head on
Go to my parents for advice
Think about the consequences for solutions
Analyze for the best course of action
Go for a walk/run, exercise
Play my musical instrument
When you are faced with a challenge, who is the first person you turn to for support?
Trusted adult other than parent
Friend or peer
Consider your answer to the question above. Why do you turn to that person for support? Choose up to three answers
I trust them
They know me the best
They give good advice
They have been there for me in the past
They provide a different perspective than I would have thought of
They have been through similar challenges
They are supportive
They won't judge me
It helps to talk to someone outside of the situation
If you would not go to a parent for advice, explain why. Pick a maximum of three and/or create your own reason.
Parent blows it out of proportion
I had a bad experience when I told a parent
Parents don't know/understand me
Parent keeps brining it up when I don't want to talk about it
Parent doesn't listen
Parent minimizes my feelings
What makes you feel good about being you? Pick a maximum of three and/or provide your own answer
A quality I possess, i.e. good smile, athletic, smart, outgoing
I have good values
I like that I am unique/the only me
Knowing I have a purpose and a calling
I have a lot to be thankful for
I control my own destiny
When I reach my goals
Doing nice things for others
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