Transitions & Mobility

Community Risk Factors

Transitions and Mobility: Even normal school transitions can increase problem behaviors. Communities with higher rates of mobility appear to be linked to an increased risk of drug and crime problems.


  • Substance abuse
  • Delinquency
  • School Dropout
  • Depression and Anxiety


  • Child Welfare Placements
  • Chester County Intermediate Unit
  • PAYS Risk Factor Scale Score
  • Specific PAYS Questions:
    • How many times have you changed homes in the past year?
    • How many times have you changed homes since Kindergarten?
Data for Transitions and Mobility