cultural safety

May 16, 2017
This report was published by the Culture and Mental Health Research Unit (CMHRU) of the Jewish General Hospital.  HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: This report was undertaken under contract with Health Canada First Nations Inuit and Health Branch as part of the National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy. The aim was to review and synthesize the available information on effective suicide prevention strategies applicable to the Aboriginal youth in Canada. This review builds on an earlier report that provided comprehensive summaries of the literature (Kirmayer et al., 2007...
May 16, 2017
This report was published by the Crime Prevention Ottawa. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHOR DESCRIBES THIS REPORT: The objective of this review is to gather information on the role of culture in promoting the wellbeing of Indigenous youth, with a focus on supports that hold promise for preventing the criminalization of Indigenous youth. The first section provides a brief but important overview of the historical and social context of Indigenous peoples in Canada. The second section then explores and highlights the links between colonial policies and practice, and the disproportionate victimization and...
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...
June 30, 2016
The goal of the research paper is to explore both the concept of cultural safety and its practical implications for policies and programs designed to improve the health of Aboriginal people and the wellness of Aboriginal communities. The paper demonstrates the concept of how cultural safety can shift from being a tool to deliver health care services to individuals to a new and wider role. The concept of cultural safety can have a significant impact on the way policy and services are developed at an institutional level in fields such as health, education, the courts, universities, and...
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...