Youth-Family Engagement

Another indicator of healthy youth-adult relationships is engagement between children and youth and their families. Among the 4,240 10th graders who responded to this question on the 2021 Healthy Youth Survey, 61 percent reported a high level of engagement with their families, including opportunities to discuss problems with parents, chances to have fun with their families, and opportunities to be involved in family decisions. Among 10th graders who live with their parents/guardians, 61.8 percent reported high engagement with their families, compared to 46 percent among youth not living with their parents/guardians.

10th Graders with High Opportunity for Family Engagement, by Living Situation, 2021
  family engagement