Needs Assessment Survey Findings

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The Mountain Plains - Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) conducted a training and technical assistance (T&TA) needs survey distributed to each of the six states (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming) in our region.  The goal of this survey was to understand the T&TA needs of the prevention professionals in our states.  We developed the survey during December 2018 through April 2019 and it was administered from April through May of 2019.  A total of 267 prevention professionals in Region 8 started the survey; 21 of these individuals did not complete the survey.  After removing the incomplete responses, data collected from 246 participants were reviewed.  Respondents were predominantly:

  • Female (87.40%),
  • White (92.43%) and not of Hispanic origin (97.10%)
  • Between the ages of 35 and 44 (30.86%)
  • Residing in rural communities (67.77%)
  • Working at a community coalition (24.69%), and
  • Working as a substance use prevention specialist (50.22%)

 

Participants were asked to indicate the priority/need for training and/or technical assistance (TA) on a variety of topics. Each topic was rated on a 5-point scale. The top five training needs based on the percentage of respondents indicating it as a “Very Interested” included:

  • Adolescent substance use prevention
  • Alcohol prevention
  • Marijuana prevention
  • Changing social norms
  • Connecting adolescent development with prevention programming

 

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Additionally, a report was generated for each of the six states in region 8 to identify specific training and/or technical assistance (TA) on a variety of topics specific to that state. Click below on each link to access report for specific state (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming).

Mountain Plains PTTC Needs Assessment survey finding for Colorado

Mountain Plains PTTC Needs Assessment survey finding for Montana

Mountain Plains PTTC Needs Assessment survey finding for North Dakota

Mountain Plains PTTC Needs Assessment survey finding for South Dakota Full Sample

Mountain Plains PTTC Needs Assessment survey finding for South Dakota Restricted Sample 

Mountain Plains PTTC Needs Assessment survey finding for Utah

Mountain Plains PTTC Needs Assessment survey finding for Wyoming