Child Risk Assessment Reports

Children's Services routinely refer to reports produced throughout Florida and the United States to keep abreast of the status of Manatee's children.

Youth Substance Abuse Surveys

The Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey is a collaborative effort between the Florida departments of Health, Education, Children and Families, Juvenile Justice, and the Governor's Office of Drug Control. It is based on the "Communities That Care" survey, assessing risk and protective factors for substance abuse, in addition to substance abuse prevalence. The survey was first administered to Florida's middle and high school students during the 1999-2000 school year, and is repeated in the spring, annually.

In odd years the Youth Risk Behavior Survey and the Youth Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey are also added. All surveys are administered to a statewide sample of students. 

To access the latest survey results: Prevention in Florida

Florida Department of Education - Student Data Reports

The Florida Department of Education provides reports on numerous indicators of school status and performance on public elementary, middle, and high schools for each of Florida's school districts. 

For more information:  Student Data Reports

Independent Living Reports

The Independent Living Program provides services to youth in foster care and young adults who were formerly in foster care. The program is designed to assist youth obtain the life skills and education necessary to become self-sufficient, live independently and maintain employment. Services include life skills training and financial, educational and social support. Examples of such services are parenting classes, career counseling, therapy and psychological counseling and assistance with time management and organization.

The following reports are available online:

  • Annual Report on Outcome Measures and Oversight Activities of the Independent Living Transition Services Program.
  • The Department conducts an annual survey of youth in foster care and young adults formerly in foster care. To view the annual results please use the links below.

For access to reports:  Independent Living Reports