The UNM Prevention Research Center presents the results of its 2011 Youth Risk and Resilience Survey (YRRS) on Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Research Incubator Building (RIB) Commons. Linda Peñaloza, principal investigator, YRRS, will lead the discussion. The RIB Commons is located at 2703 Frontier NE on the UNM campus.

The YRRS is a tool to assess health risk behaviors and resiliency (protective) factors of New Mexico high school and middle school students. Part of the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), the YRRS is administered to New Mexico students in grades 6 - 12 during odd-numbered years. Topics include: nutrition and physical activity; unintentional injury; tobacco use; suicidal ideation and attempts; alcohol & drug use; family & community relationships; sexual activity; and violence & bullying.

The survey is a joint effort of the New Mexico Public Education Department, New Mexico Department of Health and the University of New Mexico Prevention Research Center.

For more information or directions, contact the UNM Prevention Research Center at (505) 272-4462 or by email, Courtney FitzGerald.