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IL YOUTH SURVEY AND 2024 STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH SCREENING RECOMMENDATIONS

Updated: Feb 8


On Friday January 19, 2024, Awake IL President Shannon Adcock shared information and resources on the IL Youth Survey and Illinois' plans for a K-12 student mental health screening program.


Watch the recording in its entirety to understand the resource links and implications of the topics discussed. Timestamps of presentation with quick links are listed below. Click here or scroll down for the presentation slides and links. SHARE with your school leadership and community networks.


KEY TAKE AWAYS:


Click here or graphic below to download the list of participating schools.




  • The IL Youth Survey may be administered to middle and high school students and public AND private schools. The survey asks very invasive questions about gender, drug use, suicide and family dynamic. The data is collected by a University of IL research team. OPT OUT is available for all parents.



IYS 2024 - 8th Grade Survey
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Download PDF • 285KB


IYS 2024 - High School Survey
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Download PDF • 308KB





  • The new mental health screening is a government expansion program being phased in this Fall 2024. With ESSER funds expiring in Sept. 2024, the timing of this roll out is interesting. There are many red flags in the build up to this program and parents and school leadership need transparent discussions with all stakeholders. This mental health screening is illustrative of the (worrisome) CDC W.S.C.C. model known as whole school, whole community, whole child where schools and communities become robust government networks and healthcare settings.



If you are a clinical social worker who has concerns with this program and would like to speak publicly on this issue, please contact us at media@awakeIL.com




LIVESTREAM PRESENTATION SEGMENTS:


02:15 What is the IL Youth Survey?


04:55 8th Grade Survey Questions (gender, drugs, habits)



12:17 High School Survey Questions (gender, drugs, suicide, gambling)



14:15 Where does the survey data go?



16:25 Survey Opt Out



19:00 What is the new mental heath law?



20:22 Governor Pritzker's 2022 "Transformation Initiative"



21:39 Gender Ideology partnerships and red flags



24:27 February 2023 Blueprint for Transformation



28:24 Senate Bill 0724 passed August 2023



29:45 2023 Government Memo to roll out mental health screenings



31:05 What tools are used for mental health screenings?



34:25 Parental rights and opt out



36:25 Closing Considerations



42:10 Mandate vs Recommendation



42:53 Clinical Perspectives



46:02 WSCC Model Concerns and Information




LIVESTREAM PRESENTATION SEGMENTS:

02:15 What is the IL Youth Survey?

04:55 8th Grade Survey Questions (gender, drugs, habits)

12:17 High School Survey Questions (gender, drugs, suicide, gambling)

14:15 Where does the survey data go?

16:25 Survey Opt Out

19:00 What is the new mental heath law?

20:22 Governor Pritzker's 2022 "Transformation Initiative"

21:39 Gender Ideology partnerships and red flags

24:27 February 2023 Blueprint for Transformation

28:24 Senate Bill 0724 passed August 2023

29:45 2023 Government Memo to roll out mental health screenings

31:05 What tools are used for mental health screenings?

34:25 Parental rights and opt out

36:25 Closing Considerations

42:10 Mandate vs Recommendation

42:53 Clinical Perspectives

46:02 WSCC Model Concerns and Information



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