Atoka Public School students will participate in voluntary surveys throughout the grant cycle to aid the district in identifying needs to provide prevention programs and services tailored to the needs of our district. Consent forms are required for parent permission to participate and are included in student enrollment forms.
Surveys provided with Project Aware:
Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment (OPNA) – The OPNA is a bienniel survey of public, private, and charter school students in the 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th grades. The survey is a project of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS), and has been conducted in Oklahoma since 2004. The OPNA is a robust tool for providing direction to schools, districts, and communities to effectively improve the lives of students across a variety of issues including alcohol, tobacco, other drug use, mental health, academic failure, and violence. The OPNA measures problem behaviors and risk and protective factors, which are attitudes, behaviors, and opinions that research has shown to be highly correlated with these health risk behaviors.
For more information see the FAQ guide here:
To view the OPNA survey instruments by grade level:
Any questions may be answered by Project Aware Community Manager, Michelle Allen or Project Aware Mental Health Therapist Teresa Kennison at 580-889-6611.