Blog

Research Behind the RAAPS Questions (Question #2)

RAAPS Question #2: Fruit and Vegetable Intake Eating well is often hard for teens.  Busy schedules, hanging around peers, frequenting fast food restaurants, and snacking can lead to excessive intake of fat, sugar, and calories and an insufficient intake of important vitamins and minerals. Studies show that teens in...

Read more

Research Behind the RAAPS Questions (Question #1)

The RAAPS vision was to create a time efficient, youth-friendly and easy-to-use screening tool that could reach adolescents in a variety of settings.  RAAPS was based on “gold standard” research that was recommended by top government and professional organizations, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National...

Read more

Teen Depression

Don’t be afraid to ask tough questions!  According to 2010 RAAPS data when teens were asked during the last month did you often feel sad or down as though you had nothing to look forward to 24.3% said YES.

Read more

Possibilities for Change, LLC officially launches!

Possibilities for Change is the parent company of the Rapid Assessment for Adolescent Preventive Services (RAAPS) survey, the associated behavior-tracking database, and support services such as motivational interview training.  Based in the University of Michigan Tech Transfer Venture Accelerator, it serves clients nationwide, providing an easy-to-use, brief online survey...

Read more