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January 26, 2017
This report was published by Center for Addiction and Mental Health. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:   Originally released in 2007, Best Practice Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion Programs for Children and Youth is the first in a series of online guides for promoting positive mental health across the life span. Updated in 2014, this resource provides health and social service providers (“practitioners”) withcurrent evidence-based approaches in the application of mental health promotion concepts and principles for children and youth. It is intended to support practitioners,...
January 16, 2017
This report was published by Pieces to Pathways. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:The 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). The literature review, which utilized 103 references, primarily from sources in Canada, the U.S. and Australia, documents the prevalence of substance use in the population. Information was collated, and utilized...
July 27, 2016
This infographic was created by the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kenora Branch. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS INFOGRAPHIC:This graphic displays the steps in the Canadian Criminal Justice System in regards to youth with mental health, including various options like diversion programs, custody, and mental health care.
February 16, 2016
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in two pages or less!     1. What was this research about?Research demonstrates that youth living in foster care are more likely than peers not in care to experience a number of behavioural and mental health challenges. These challenges include low academic achievement, poorer peer relationships, decreased community involvement, and expulsion or suspension from schools. Such experiences indicate the need to develop a feasible and effective...
January 07, 2016
This study evaluated the Ottawa Community Youth Diversion Program (OCYDP), a diversion program targeting medium-risk youth and structured according to the risk, need, responsivity principles of offender rehabilitation. The recidivism rate of 170 postcharge youth referred to the OCYDP were compared to that of 208 matched youth sentenced to a period of probation. Youth referred to diversion had significantly lower reoffense rates than those referred to probation even when controlling for risk level, age, gender, and nature of the index offense. However, program completion within the diversion...