SPF-SIG Needs Assessment : 2008 Clay County Report
    Patterns of Alcohol Use - Where and how do the problems exist? GO/GREEN Trend Slope data
Trend Data
A 5 - Year Time Trend describes how the indicator has fluctuated in a community over the past 5 years.
Trend can be divided into three categories: Increasing, Remaining Level, and Decreasing.
  • Increasing: A 5 - Year Time Trend is described as increasing if the trend line through all 5 years has a slope that is greater than or equal to 1% of the intercept. This information can be interpreted as an annual increase of approximately 1% or more.
  • Remaining Level: A 5 - Year Time Trend is described as remaining level if the trend line through all 5 years has a slope that is between 1% of the intercept and -1% of the intercept. This information can be interpreted as an annual increase of less than or equal to 1% or a decrease of less than 1%.
  • Decreasing: A 5 - Year Time Trend is described as decreasing if the trend line through all 5 years has a slope that is less than -1% of the intercept. This information can be interpreted as an annual decrease of approximately 1% or more.
Pricing: Additional tax on alcohol in the communityThe community will provide this data
Family involvement and functioning: Family Protective Factor Scale for Family Opportunity for Involvement0.20 (Trend)
Over the past 5 years
the trend in this community
has been: Remaining Level
Family involvement and functioning: Family Protective Factor Scale for Family Rewards-0.97 (Trend)
Over the past 5 years
the trend in this community
has been: Decreasing
Enforcement: The proportion of youth in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 who report that if a kid drank some beer, wine, or hard liquor in their neighborhood, or the area around where they live, they would be caught by the police.1.88 (Trend)
Over the past 5 years
the trend in this community
has been: Increasing
Enforcement: Ratio of the number of citations given for Minor In Possession (MIP) of alcohol per youth drinker. (* using 2007 archival data)The community will provide this data
Pro-social involvement: Community Protective Factor Scale for Community Rewards-2.07 (Trend)
Over the past 5 years
the trend in this community
has been: Decreasing
Pro-social involvement: School Protective Factor Scale for School Opportunities for Involvement0.23 (Trend)
Over the past 5 years
the trend in this community
has been: Remaining Level
Pro-social involvement: School Protective Factor Scale for School Rewards0.16 (Trend)
Over the past 5 years
the trend in this community
has been: Remaining Level
Pro-social involvement: Peer/Individual Protective Factor Scale for Social Skills0.42 (Trend)
Over the past 5 years
the trend in this community
has been: Remaining Level

Action Steps: Guiding Questions
  • Which influencing factor(s) has the highest rate in your community?
  • Which influencing factor(s) has the lowest rate in your community?
  • Which influencing factor is furthest from the communities ideal level?
  • Which influencing factor(s) is increasing at the greatest rate in your community?
  • Which influencing factor(s) is decreasing at the greatest rate in your community?
  • Which influencing factor(s) is substantially higher than the state estimate in your community?
  • Which influencing factor(s) is substantially lower than the state estimate in your community?

Action Steps: Next Steps
  • Complete the brainstorming worksheet


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