New for November 2015
Statistics and an infographic on DWIs and traffic crashes
Check out the new data from the 2014 Minnesota Motor Vehicle Crash Facts Report from the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety. Included are data about the cost per capita pf alcohol-related crashes, fatalities, and injuries; the rate of DWIs, both by county of residence and by county of arrest; and the numbers and rates of alcohol-related crashes and fatalities.
We also have a new infographic: Minnesota Roads: Substance Use and Impaired Driving, which highlight some of the most pertinent facts.
Data on student discipline and crime
We have updated information on school disciplinary incidents involving alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs, over-the-counter drugs, and prescription drugs. We've also added data on children arrested for serious crimes, which include murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson.
Publications and tools
Read the new, comprehensive report from the Rainbow Health Initiative, using Minnesota Student Survey data, about Minnesota's lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning students.
Then, stop over at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism's website for the CollegeAIM (Alcohol Interventions Matrix) tool for choosing interventions to prevent underage alcohol use in college settings.
New from Last Month: October 2015:
Data and fact sheets from the Search Institute's Developmental Assets Scales
We've added new data and fact sheets from the 2013 Minnesota Student Survey that cover three scales developed by the Search Institute*. Each scale incorporates a number of questions to examine the students' developmental assets. The scales evaluate Positive Identity, Social Competency, and Empowerment.
Find the data under Resilience Factors, under the Shared Risk and Protective Factors tab. The indicators are broken down by grade, gender, race/ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Depending on the variable, data are available on the county, region, and/or state levels.
To more deeply examine the effects of these scales on substance use, their interactions with other risk and protective factors, and the breakdowns for various demographics, read our fact sheets on each scale. These sheets can be found on the Publications page, by Topic, under Risk and Protective Factors. They are also linked above.
*Items used and adapted with permission from Search Institute (2004). The Developmental Assets Profile. Minneapolis: Author. Copyright © 2004 by Search Institute (www.search-institute.org). All rights reserved
Subscribe for SUMN e-Alerts
Sign up to receive emails when new data and resources are added to SUMN. You can find the 'Subscribe' button in the bottom right corner of each SUMN page. We promise you won't receive more than two e-alerts per month, and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Errata and Technical Corrections:
Please email email@example.com if you believe you have found an error, broken link, or other site issue.
Corrections for October 2015: Updated graph on page 1 of Caring Relationships and Substance Use 2015 SUMN Fact Sheet.