Facts and Resources

PAYS Survey Data:

Since 1989, the Commonwealth has conducted a survey of school students in the 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th grades to learn about their behavior, attitudes and knowledge concerning alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and violence. The ‘Pennsylvania Youth Survey,’ or PAYS, is sponsored and conducted every two years by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

The data gathered in PAYS serve two primary needs. First, the results provide school administrators, state agency directors, legislators and others with critical information concerning the changes in patterns of the use and abuse of these harmful substances and behaviors. Second, the survey assesses risk factors that are related to these behaviors and the protective factors that help guard against them. This information allows community leaders to direct prevention resources to areas where they are likely to have the greatest impact.

Communities that Care Reports 2017

Expert Analyzation and Interpretation Based on 2015 PAYS Survey Data.

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Fayette County PAYS Survey Reports 2011-2017

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Milestones and Benchmarks:

Communities that Care is designed to work in communities! The success of CTC depends on setting up the structure of the organization according to the plan that has been developed by Drs. David Hawkins and Richard Catalano. The plan has 5 phases that include Milestones and Benchmarks for a developing CTC to reach. Communities that Care of Fayette County has developed a charting system to display our progress in these phases and their milestones and benchmarks. Check back, as we will periodically update our charts to show our progress!

Completion of Phases

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Phase 1

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Phase 2

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Phase 3

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Communities That Care (CTC) is a map for a community to follow to address adolescent problem behaviors and promote positive youth development.