YFIRES Resources

This page includes key documents that are critical pieces of the YFIRES Data System.  Hyperlinks take you to the PDF for reference or downloading.

YFIRES USER MANUAL 2016-11-03
The User Manual provides insight and operational tips for the YFIRES data system.  It is recommended that this document be reviewed by each new user.  Users will be notified of updates through Update Bulletins, which will be posted on the YFIRES public web page under "Technical Support / Update Bulletins Library."

TERMS OF USE
This document contains the "TERMS OF USE" for YFIRES.  This information should be carefully considered by each participating program to fully understand the implications of the data management.  Each program is responsible for their data so Program Administrators, Program Users, and Data Retrievers should be carefully considered as YFIRES users are assembled and given access to the system.

DATA DICTIONARY Version 2016-02-15
The Data Dictionary is the foundation document for the YFIRES Data System.  It contains all of the data elements within the database along with the menu choices for each element and the full definition of each data element.  The version (date of last revision) is listed under the title.  Be sure you are using the most recent version. 

YFIRES INTAKE REPORT FORM
This document is creates a paper version of key data elements from the YFIRES system.  You may choose to use this for the intake process and for gathering information on the youth and family when a computer is not available or convenient.  Update Bulletins will indicate to registered users when changes are made to this form.  Always check the revision dates to be sure you have the most current copy. 

YFIRES DATA ACCESS PROTOCOL 2016-02-11
This document provides the user with an understanding of what features they can access at the different user levels (Site Admin, Program Admin, Program User, Data Retriever).  This is critical in understanding who may have access to potentially confidential case data within the system.  For questions about this document, please use the "Contact Us" button with questions for YFIRES staff. 

CONCEPTS INTO DATA ELEMENT CREATION
This document provides an explanation of the creation of the data elements contained in YFIRES, along with information about the national survey used to produce the foundation of the YFIRES data system.