The Regional Needs Assessment (RNA) is a document created by the Prevention Resource Center (PRC) in Region 4 along with evaluators from PRCs across the State of Texas and is supported by East Texas Council On Alcoholism And Drug Abuse and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). This assessment was designed to aid PRCs, HHSC, and community stakeholders in long-term strategic prevention planning based on the most current information relative to the unique needs of the diverse communities in the State of Texas. A team of regional evaluators have procured national, state, regional, and local data through the establishment of collaborative partnerships with diverse agencies in sectors such as law enforcement, public health, and education, among others. Secondary qualitative data collection has also been conducted in the form of surveys, focus groups, and interviews with key informants. This document presents a summary of statistics relevant to risk and protective factors associated with drug use, as well as consumption patterns and consequences data. In addition, it offers insight related to gaps in services and data availability challenges. Click here to download a copy:
The Risk and Protective Factors Region 4 Handbook provides a summary of several findings from the 2019 RNA created by the PRC4. It highlights four domains of risk and protective factors including: community, school, family, and individual/peer domain. Most of the information found in this handbook has been selected directly from the 2019 PRC4 Regional Needs Assessment. Readers will become familiar with Region 4’s risk and protective factors related to behavioral health problems, data regarding adolescent drug use, and an overview of available community resources. Click here to download a copy:
The 2019 Quick Facts are highlighted statistics for each individual county from the 2019 RNA created by the PRC4.
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