mental health

December 12, 2017
This factsheet was created by YouthREX.  This factsheet depicts how youth workers can engage with the Stages of Change Framework. The Stages of Change is part of a broader framework called the Transtheoretical Model (TTM) of Behavioral Change - an adaptable, evidence-based model developed by Dr. James O. Prochaska, Carlo Di Clemente, and colleagues, beginning in the late 1970s. Although developed to address addictions, the Stages of Change can be used to support other change efforts. The TTM model identifies six Stages of Change that map out a process of engaging in changing a negative...
November 20, 2017
This tool was published by YouthREX. HERE IS A DESCRIPTION OF THIS TOOL: This tool was visualized from the YouthREX webinar on Youth and Substance Use: Engaging and Supporting Through Reflective Practice, as presented by the ReDesign Group. The tool depicts a model in which five types of people provide support and motivation for youth to achieve their goals.  
November 13, 2017
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO: How can we apply reflective practice to our work with youth who are challenged by substance use? How can a person-centred, strengths-based, and harm reduction approach support purposeful interventions that lead to healing and recovery?  Presented by The ReDesign Group, this reflective practice webinar provided a framework for participants to generate and foster advancements in emerging best practices. The value of research into risk and protective factors for youth substance use and the need for improved...
October 24, 2017
Generally, within the Canadian context, scholarship on police encounters with persons living with mental illness has focused on the experiences of adults and not children and youth. In this article, we present preliminary work of a secondary data analysis of intake statistics collected over a 5-year period (2009–2014) and a thematic content analysis of qualitative intake notes collected over a 2-year period (2009–2011) about police involvement among a community sample of children and youth accessing mental health services. Of 8,920 intakes completed, 1,449 children and youth, birth to 24...
September 27, 2017
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO: How can an understanding of intergenerational trauma and intergenerational healing support the recovery process for youth and build their resilience? Why does “trauma-informed” youth work that is framed by anti-oppression and addresses systemic issues that youth experience support trauma recovery? This webinar conversation with Nene Kwasi Kafele explored the concept, scope, and mechanisms of intergenerational trauma and the impact on youth. The webinar reviewed key principles and insights into trauma-informed...
August 12, 2017
This report was published by YouthREX. Frontline youth workers and the work they do are critical to the youth sector and the wellbeing of youth in our communities. Their work engages the intersection point between youth and ‘the system’ – they bear witness to the development, changes and challenges that the young people they support face; they can be the first person these youth connect with in times of need. How might we create the conditions for frontline youth work to be a healthy path for those who choose it? How might be move to a collective, sector-wide approach to ensuring youth worker...
June 01, 2017
This factsheet was published by Pieces to Pathways. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:The research project was funded by the Toronto Central LHIN, and was conducted between December 22nd 2014 and March 31st 2015. The six (6) project staff represented the population i.e. LGBTTQQ2SIA transitional age youth in recovery from substance use (apart from the consultant, who is a family member). Information was collated, and utilized by the project staff in the design of a program, which will provide non-judgmental, empowering, safe, community building and anti-oppressive substance use...
June 01, 2017
This factsheet was published by Pieces to Pathways. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:The research project was funded by the Toronto Central LHIN, and was conducted between December 22nd 2014 and March 31st 2015. The six (6) project staff represented the population i.e. LGBTTQQ2SIA transitional age youth in recovery from substance use (apart from the consultant, who is a family member). Information was collated, and utilized by the project staff in the design of a program, which will provide non-judgmental, empowering, safe, community building and anti-oppressive substance use...
June 01, 2017
This infographic was published by Pieces to Pathways. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:The research project was funded by the Toronto Central LHIN, and was conducted between December 22nd 2014 and March 31st 2015. The six (6) project staff represented the population i.e. LGBTTQQ2SIA transitional age youth in recovery from substance use (apart from the consultant, who is a family member). Information was collated, and utilized by the project staff in the design of a program, which will provide non-judgmental, empowering, safe, community building and anti-oppressive substance use...
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...