This report describes the results of the data assessment completed as part of Eagle County CTC Phase 3. This report highlights prioritized risk and protective factors specific to the Eagle County community.
The more available alcohol and other drugs are in a community, the higher the risk for alcohol and other drug use and violence. Perceived availability of drugs is also associated with increased risk.
When laws, tax rates and community standards are favorable toward alcohol and other drug use or even when standards are just unclear—young people are at higher risk.
During the elementary years, children usually express anti-drug, anti-crime and prosocial views. In middle & high school, their attitudes may shift toward greater acceptance, placing them at higher risk.
Young people report opportunities to participate in positive activities and interactions with prosocial adults in their neighborhood.
Opportunities are available for young people to participate meaningfully in their classroom and school.
Young people report having opportunities to participate meaningfully in family responsibilities and activities with their parents or caregivers.
The Eagle County CTC Resource Assessment and Evaluation workgroup began meeting in October of 2017. This group was tasked with collecting information on local programs, policies, and practices in Eagle County that promote positive youth development. The workgroup then looked at the existing resources and determined what the gaps were in those resources. This report outlines the recommendations for filling the gaps that, coupled with the Community Risk Assessment Report, will lay the foundation for the Eagle County Community Action Plan.