You were mailed information about the Farm Adolescent and Adult Mental Health Study. Farm families are the cornerstone to many rural communities. We value the life lessons and work ethic that are developed when adolescents are raised and work on farms. We also recognize the farm can be a source of stress. This stress can be experienced by farm adults but also by farm youth. We are interested in learning how farm stress is experienced by adults and adolescents in the household and how individuals in the household respond to stress. With these results, we will work to develop resources and programs to reduce farm-related stress, improve resiliency, and improve overall physical and mental health among farm adults and farm adolescents.
We are inviting you and your family to participate in an interesting research project, the Farm Adolescent and Adult Mental Health Study. Your information was obtained from Farm Market ID a commercial firm that tabulates information data for research, marketing, and communication purposes. This is a project of the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Safety and Health and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. You and your family are invited to participate in an online survey, from the comfort of your home, which will provide valuable information about farm-related stress and experiences of adults and adolescents. We invite up to three members of your family to participate: the primary operator, the primary operator spouse/partner (if applicable), and one farm adolescent (between the ages of 13 and 17 years old).
Your participation is voluntary. Please know the survey responses will be confidential. Please contact Josie Rudolphi with questions or concerns. Click the links below for additional informaiton.
Click here to start the enrollment and consent process. If you would prefer to respond to the questionnaire on a cell phone, scan the QR code below.