MULTI-RISK FACTORS

MULTI-RISK FACTORS

Multi-Risk Factors2018-02-08T23:27:26+00:00

CSFF’s focus on supporting children throughout Routt County with multi-risk factors includes vulnerable youth with special needs, disabilities, and/or family socio-economic marginalization. Below are examples that CSFF has used over the years to define multi-risk factors prenatal through 21 years of age. This list provides only examples of such risk factors, and is by no means inclusive.

  • Youth receives free and reduced lunch via school program
  • Youth has been or is in foster care
  • Substance abuse by the youth or others in the home
  • Physical or verbal abuse in the home
  • Parents and/or youth who do not speak English as their first language
  • Youth has an open case with the Department of Human Services and/or the court system
  • Youth/family is eligible for food stamps, disability or any type of government assistance
  • Youth has experienced a period of transiency or homelessness (including frequent moves due to inadequate housing situations)
  • Recent death or an impactful loss in the immediate family (includes a prolonged or terminal parental illness, recent migration to the U.S., loss of parental income, loss of a parent living in the family home due to divorce, incarceration, residential treatment program, change of immigration status or abandonment of youth/family)
  • School avoidance and/or high levels of anxiety around school
  • History of mental illness in the immediate family
  • Youth experiences severe depression or suicidal tendencies
  • Youth lacks positive parental role modeling
  • Youth is a teen parent
  • Youth experiences significant emotional or behavioral health needs that limit their potential
  • Youth identifies as LGBTQQAI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Asexual, Intersex)
  • Youth with mental, cognitive, developmental, and/or physical disabilities or any other special need
  • Youth, or youth and family experience geographic isolation, lack of adequate transportation and barriers to accessing education and health services