This February, Union County students in grades 7, 9 and 11 will participate in a survey that will be used to understand the kinds of life experiences, issues, and stress students are experiencing these days and how these things affect their school experience. This information will be used to help plan and refine student support programs in the school district.
Participation in the survey is absolutely voluntary. The survey is anonymous – no names or personal identifiers will be used. The answers given will be used only as a part of a group response.
If you would like to preview the survey, you can view the middle school and high school surveys through the links below
Stress is a growing problem among teens nationally that may be a factor in teen substance use and other mental health problems.
In Union County,
While worry or fear is normal in all children, on-going stress and anxiety can be crippling to some teens. Long-term stress response can weaken the immune system and cause physical problems.
On Tuesday, Ohio celebrated the defeat of marijuana legalization. Ohio is being looked at on a national level with articles from news outlets around the country that include the LA Times, the Washington Post, the New York Times, CNN and many others.
The conversation about legalization is getting louder. Ohio needs to continue working hard to protect the health and safety of our children, families and communities.
While the recent proposed legislation failed, the use of medical marijuana remains an emotionally charged topic. Many compassionate voters and law makers support the use of medical marijuana for relieving pain or other specific medical problems such as seizure disorders among children.