harm reduction

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...
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
  PIECES TO PATHWAYS (P2P) is a peer-led initiative creating Canada’s first substance use support program for LGBTTQQ2SIA youth ages 16 to 29 years old in Toronto. P2P is focusing its work in two areas: first, providing abstinent and harmreduction alcohol and drug use support services for LGBTTQQ2SIA youth which includes coordinating three community drop-in spaces, providing case management services and facilitating groups. Second, P2P is working with addiction and substance use service providers to determine their LGBTQ accessibility by engaging in a LGBTQ assessments and capacity building...
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...
November 03, 2016
This report was devloped by Child, Youth and Family Services, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. The Youth Services System Review (YSSR) is a review of the current continuum of Ontario services addressing substance use that are available to youth (age 12-24). The YSSR project was funded under Health Canada’s Drug Treatment Funding Program (DTFP). The project aims to describe the landscape of service available to youth and identify gaps and opportunities for collaboration to enhance services and build a system to better meet the needs of youth. Given the current interest by government and...
June 16, 2016
This report was published by the Shout Clinic. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:Youth who are homeless in Toronto face many challenges, from meeting basic needs to navigating our complex service system, to finding housing and other supports to help stabilize their lives. These challenges are further complicated for youth who use alcohol or other drugs as they often face discrimination from service providers because of their substance use further marginalizing them from the very supports they need. The Shout Clinic has a long history of providing services to youth who are not well...
February 17, 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?This systematic review of research examines the effectiveness of harm reduction and reintegration programs for street-connected children and youth. It is estimated that 100 million children and youth live on the street worldwide. Street-connected children and youth experience significant and multi-faceted hardships. Interventions designed to ease these hardships are diverse and...
October 08, 2015
This report was published by Alberta Ministry of Human Services. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT: Alberta’s current response to youth homelessness places much of the emphasis on the emergency response. While emergency services are important and necessary, we cannot rely on these as the ‘system’ to deal with youth homelessness. The strategies presented in the Youth Plan suggest a new way to address youth homelessness that builds on the three existing components: prevention/emergency services/housing and supports – but shifts the emphasis. Prevention and housing and supports become...