Communities That Care Risk and Protective Factor Profile Reports

The following state and regional profiles summarize the findings from the 2017 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (HKCS) data pertinent to the Communities That Care (CTC) model. These reports are unique from the standard HKCS profiles in that these combine multiple questions from HKCS into scientifically-validated risk and protective factor scales that have been shown to influence the likelihood of substance abuse, violence, and mental well-being outcomes. These high school profiles combine data across 45 questions into 10 unique measures of risk or protection in communities, families, schools, and in individuals, including:
  • Perceived availability of drugs in their community
  • Laws and norms that are favorable toward substance use
  • Family management concerns
  • Parental attitudes that are favorable toward substance use
  • Lack of academic success
  • Low commitment to school
  • Early initiation of substance use
  • Perceived risk of substance use
  • Individual attitudes that are favorable toward substance use
  • Opportunities to engage in prosocial activities
  • Rewards for engaging in prosocial activities
 
CTC Risk and Protective Factor Profiles:
  • State and regional profiles on scientifically-validated risk and protective factors that influence the likelihood of substance abuse, violence, and mental well-being outcomes.​
  • In addition to the high school profiles, a more limited middle school profile is available statewide based on the available questions on risk or protection for this age group.