Families Dealing with Disaster Project



Thank you for your continued interest in sharing your experiences in the Black Forest or Waldo Canyon Fires. By participating in this research study, you will help contribute to the understanding of the long-term impact of disasters on families. Researchers at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of Iowa are working together on this study.

Survey #2

This survey is the follow-up to the on-line survey you and your child completed prior to February 2015.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the survey’s Project Manager, Lisa Werner at 319-384-3389 or toll-free at 866-778-5819.

What is the study about?

The purpose of the study is to understand the long-term impact of the Colorado wildfire disaster on you, your child, and your family life. We would like to know what has stayed the same and what has changed over the past 6-10 months. The second survey contains similar questions to the initial survey. It will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete and it still focuses on your experiences in the July 2012 and June 2013 wildfires and afterwards. You can view the surveys by clicking the links located to the right. We will also ask you and your child to participate in one final follow-up survey to see how things change over time. You can continue to participate in the follow-up surveys even if your child does not want to participate anymore.

What do we get in return?

Our methods for sending you the incentive for participation have changed based on federal requirements. We will be mailing an Amazon gift card (instead of emailing), therefore we will need a home mailing address in Colorado (no P.O. boxes), which will only be used to mail the gift card. We will only mail to Colorado addresses. If you have moved out of state, please call us at 866-778-5819 so we can arrange a way to mail it to you. Thank you!

To thank you for your time in completing this survey you will receive a $10 Amazon gift card. You will also be entered into a drawing for a $200 gift certificate.