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Bureau of Sociological Research, Nebraska Risk and Protective Factor Student Survey Results for 2018 Profile Report: Grand Island Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition.


This report summarizes the findings from the 2014 Nebraska Risk and Protective Factor Student Survey (NRPFSS). The 2014 survey represents the sixth implementation of the NRPFSS and the third implementation of the survey under the Nebraska Student Health and Risk Prevention (SHARP) Surveillance System.

The NRPFSS targets Nebraska students in grades 8, 10, and 12 with a goal of providing schools and communities with local-level data. As a result, the NRPFSS is implemented as a census survey, meaning that every public and non-public school with an eligible grade can choose to participate. Therefore data presented in this report are not to be considered a representative statewide sample. The survey is designed to assess adolescent substance use, delinquent behavior, and many of the risk and protective factors that predict adolescent problem behaviors.

The report is divided into the following five sections: (1) substance use; (2) transportation safety; (3) violence, bullying, and mental health; (4) nutrition and physical activity; and (5) feelings and experiences at home, school, and in the community. Within each section, highlights of the 2018 survey data for Grand Island Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition are presented along with state and national estimates, when available.

Introduction and Overview 1

Substance Use 4

Transportation Safety 16

Violence, Bullying, and Mental Health …17

Nutrition and Physical Activity 19

Feelings and Experiences at Home, School, and in the Community 20

Tips for Using the NRPFSS Results 22

APPENDIX A: Trend Data24

APPENDIX B: Contacts for Prevention 25