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May 23, 2017
This toolkit was published by Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:This booklet was written for Black, African and Caribbean youth who are questioning their sexual orientation and exploring whether they are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ). This booklet recognizes that the experiences of Black LGBTQ youth can be somewhat different and more complex than that of other LGBTQ youth. This booklet may also be for someone you know who is experiencing difficulties in speaking about these issues with family or friends. The information...
May 18, 2017
This factsheet was produced by Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth. HERE IS A DESCRIPTION OF THIS FACTSHEET: This factsheet providea a statistical snapshot of the disproportionate representation of Black youth in Ontario's care systems including: youth justice, child welfare and special needs and mental health.
May 18, 2017
This podcast was produced by the National Mentoring Resource Centre. HERE'S HOW THE PRODUCERS DESCRIBE THIS PODCAST: This podcast examines research on mentoring for Black boys and is organized around four topics: its documented effectiveness; the extent to which mentor, youth, and program characteristics influence effectiveness; the processes that link mentoring to outcomes in Black male youth; and the extent to which efforts to provide mentoring for Black male youth have reached and engaged these youth, been implemented with high quality, and been adopted and sustained by host...
May 11, 2017
This report was published by the American Institutes for Research. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHOR DESCRIBES THIS REPORT: This brief provides a look at the ways that mentoring programs may effectively serve African American boys. First, we present a list of promising programs that have been shown to effectively address the unique needs of African American boys, contributing to positive outcomes. These programs collectively inform our beliefs about how best to serve this population when mentoring is at least one part of the overall strategy. We have organized this information around core principles...
March 27, 2017
This report was published by Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal.  HERE IS HOW THE AUTHOR'S DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:The Ontario Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect, 2013 (OIS-2013) is the fifth provincial study to examine the incidence of reported child maltreatment and the characteristics of children and families investigated by child welfare authorities in Ontario. This information sheet examines the relationship of poverty and ethno-racial status to the decision to transfer an investigation to ongoing services and the decision to place a child in out-of-home care at the...
April 15, 2016
  From this black history month episode of Your Right to Speak, Sammy and Josh welcome back past guests Denise and Priscilla. The conversation begins with the meaning of the term black and the impact on young people in the social service system. The discussion then turns to issues the black community faces in the child welfare system. There is also talk around how the system needs to move away from a cultural competence framework, and the need for better ways to understand the different culture perceptive. An interesting point was made that the term neglect needs to be redefined to better fit...
January 04, 2016
This infographic was created by the American Civic Liberties Union. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS INFOGRAPHIC:The "school-to-prison pipeline" is a disturbing national trend wherein children are funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. Many of these children have learning disabilities or histories of poverty, abuse or neglect, and would benefit from additional educational and counseling services. Instead, they are isolated, punished and pushed out. "Zero-tolerance" policies criminalize minor infractions of school rules, while cops in school lead...
October 23, 2015
  The article examines major integration challenges confronting Black Francophone refugee and immigrant youth in Ontario. It states that most of the youth group's concerns are on language, racism, and violence. It reports that some of the difficulties they endure are associated with their immigration status. Meanwhile, it claims that their limited proficiency in the English language makes it difficult for them to communicate with the Ontario society. The situation is made more complex for the youth group who raised the issue of rising violence in the school setting.
October 13, 2015
This thesis uses focus group interviews and survey questionnaires to examine perceptions of Ghanaian and Somali youth, residing in Toronto, about barriers to their labour market access. The emphasis is on perceptions that deal with labour market discrimination based on race, ethnicity and recency of immigration. The results show that perceptions of discrimination based on these factors are widespread among all of the participants interviewed or surveyed. This suggests a very strong belief that employment discrimination is pervasive and persistent in the Toronto labour market. The findings...
October 01, 2015
This report was published by African American Policy Forum. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: As home to the largest women’s prison in the nation, California plays a dominant role in the incarceration of women. In 2008, there were approximately 20,000 women incarcerated in the state’s prisons and local jails. In addition, there are currently approximately 1,300 women incarcerated in the Federal Correctional Institution and Camp in Dublin. Incarceration is a major driver of the state’s economy. In 2007–2008, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation accounted for...