June 20, 2017
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? This research is an exploration of a Youth Mentoring Program (YMP) that was designed to re-centre Indigeneity in child and youth services. Whereas western approaches to youth work typically focus on individual and behavioral interventions, Indigenous ways of knowing require a different approach. This research explores the impact of implementing a “culturally relevant framework...
June 01, 2017
This infographic was created by the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health as part of their Youth Engagement Toolkit. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS INFOGRAPHIC:Agencies will benefit from youth engagement because it: Improves program effectiveness and the agency's ability to connect with youth Increases the visibility of mental health services in the community Promotes a culture of inclusion and diversity Enhances access to mental health services Increases community reach Promotes entrepreneurship and innovation Fosters staff commitment to the agency Increases...
May 16, 2017
This video was produced by TED Talks. HERE'S HOW THE PRODUCERS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
September 28, 2016
This factsheet was created by YouthREX, developed from Stepping Up: A Strategic Framework to Help Ontario’s Youth Succeed by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services Stepping Up is a strategic framework from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services that strengthens the Government of Ontario’s commitment to young people. By identifying the government’s priorities, Stepping Up serves as an important tool when it comes to making decisions about Ontario’s youth. Stepping Up consists of seven themes and 20 outcomes that help inform and align the work of service providers, community groups...
July 14, 2016
This toolkit was published by the Canadian Council of Muslim Women. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:This toolkit is a guide that provides practical and tactical suggestions on conducting workshops and facilitating dialogues with Muslim youth across the country. It covers a wide range of topics including leadership, media relations, civic engagement, creative expression, and community resources. CCMW sees this toolkit as a living document, creating discussions across the country and fostering interaction between different faith communities as well as within Muslim communities.
February 08, 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?Researchers estimate that nearly 40% of youth experience mental health challenges. Adolescence and emerging adulthood are critical developmental periods that are heavily associated with the emergence of mental health challenges. Youth mental health affects outcomes in other areas of a young persons’ life and if not addressed, may cause mental health concerns to persist into...
December 16, 2015
This zine was created by the Allsorts Youth Project. This zine comes from a series of zines called QUILTBAG (Queer, Undecided, Intersex, Lesbian, Trans, Bisexual, Asexual, Gay). It is the fourth zine in the series and was created by the staff and young people at Allsorts Youth Project, based in Brighton, UK.    
December 04, 2015
Ethnic bullying is intending to harm someone because of their race or culture. Bullies who hide behind racially motivated beliefs and attitudes are still bullies. In fact, law enforcement may consider racially motivated bullying to be a hate crime and they may prosecute. It is important to be sensitive to the experiences of those who may be targets of racially motivated bullying, and to look for any signs of racial intolerance that may be exhibited or experienced by children or youth. Check out this fact sheet to learn more.
November 19, 2015
This video was produced by the vlogbrothers. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:This is a quick video intended to give a clear, yet basic explanation of human sexuality.
November 18, 2015
This video was produced by the National Rural Youth Assembly. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:The National Rural Assembly is a network of more than 500 organizations and individuals across the United States working collaboratively to build a stronger, more resilient rural America. We represent the diversity of rural American communities and leadership – from local governments and community-based nonprofits, to regional and national networks working in all areas of rural policy, to national nonprofits and associations. In this video, Hwineko Walkingstick, a rural youth talks about...