Outcome: Connected to Family

Indicator: Support of Parent at Home

Significance of this indicator:

In an article from FamilyFacts.org, parent involvement and support can decrease risky behavior and increase youth achievement.  "Youths who experience higher levels of parental involvement and a closer relationship with their parents are less likely to exhibit behavioral problems and to engage in risk behaviors. In addition, they tend to achieve better grades and higher levels of education and to experience better emotional health."  Many of the indicators listed by onecommunitypueblo.org can be improved by family support.

Child Trends Databank. (2014). Early childhood program enrollment. Available at: http://www.childtrends.org/?indicators=early-childhood-program-enrollment - See more at: http://www.childtrends.org/?indicators=early-childhood-program-enrollment#_edn1

How we are doing on this indicator:

Based on four questions about family support on the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, over three-quarters of high school students surveyed in Pueblo and Colorado as a whole, said that they felt the support of a parent at home.  The four questions include:

  • Percentage of students who feel the rules in their family are clear
  • Percentage of students whose parents/guardians give lots of chances to do fun things with them
  • Percentage of students whose parents consult them before making family decisions
  • Percentage of students who could ask parents/guardians for help with a personal problem

 

What the Data Tell Us

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Definition:  Youth are supported by parents by:

  • students who feel the rules in their family are clear
  • students whose parents/guardians give lots of chances to do fun things with them
  • students whose parents consult them before making family decisions
  • students who could ask parents/guardians for help with a personal problem

 

Data Source: Healthy Kids Colorado Survey

Data Considerations: