Youth in Frazee are Resilient

% of 8th grade students in BCSD that have seriously considered suicide


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Story Behind the Curve

What factors are causing the trend to rise? 

-- Exposure of youth to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)

  • Incarcerated or divorced parents or death or abandonment of a parent
  • Sexual, emotional, verbal or physical abuse
  • Physical neglect or emotional neglect
  • Domestic violence exposure
  • Substance abuse in the home
  • Mental illness of a family member

- Unhealthy Relationships

  • Social media issues
  • Unhealthy parent relations
  • Lack of connection to positive adult relationships
  • Bullying

- Stigma of Recieving Services

  • Being labeled
  • Parents not supporting youth to enroll in services

- Societal Conditions

  • Poverty
  • Single Parent Families
  • Lack of access to healthy environments
    • Physical infrastructure
    • Transportation
  • Racism
  • Sexism

- Social Emotional Difficulties

  • Fear of failure - competitive & comparative
  • Poor impulse control
  • Sensations seeking- Immediate gratification
  • Anxiety or sensitivity
  • Hopelessness
  • Body Image
  • Poor coping skills
    • Substance Abuse Issues
    • Violence

- Lack access to care

  • Schools understaffed to meet needs
  • CTSS workers needed
  • Mental health professionals not accessible

Factors that cause the trend to decrease:

- Access to Care

  • Healthcare
  • Mental health
  • Chemical dependency

- Physical Environments that Promote Health

  • Rec centers
  • Parks/playgrounds/recreation
  • Schools that are condusive to all childrens needs
  • Safe environments (home and community)
  • Healthy food access

- Positive Social Emotional Skills

  • Opportunities to participate in activities that teach skills (hands on and educational)
  • Preventative programs to support early learning and development

Positive Societal Conditions

  • Skills/jobs for all
  • Quality education
  • Transportation
  • Compassionate communities

- Healthy Relationships

  • Mentoring programs
  • Positive parenting programs
  • Adult/youth interaction- intergenerational
  • Peer supports
What Works
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