positive youth development

November 08, 2018
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO: On October 25, 2018, YouthREX hosted our second Knowledge to Action (KtA) Exchange: Data + Stories for Action! In this video, Eddie Lartey, a spoken word artist from Hamilton Youth Poets, shares three pieces with the KtA audience.
April 12, 2018
Pedagogies of healing and critical media literacy are important, especially in the wake of racial violence when mainstream media work to stigmatize, characterize, and marginalize Black youth by projecting them as dangerous Others. In this article, we offer an overview of how mainstream media reinscribe and reinforce white supremacy, which leads to anti-blackness. Next, we discuss the impact that uncritical consumption of mainstream media narratives of Black people has on media consumers and how Black youth use social media as counterspaces. We then theorize about pedagogies of healing and...
March 29, 2018
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 just two pages or less!     1. What is the research about? This research is about how youth programs can support Black youth in developing racial and ethnic identities that support their wellbeing. Previous research has shown that cultural assets (e.g. having a strong, positive ethnic-racial identity) can be linked to positive development and overall wellbeing for young people. As such, this article presents a framework to map out how...
March 29, 2018
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 just two pages or less!     1. What is the research about? The research is about how those working with youth experiencing housing instability can engage youth to shape programming and service delivery to best meet their needs. In order to ensure the expertise and resilience of youth was recognized in this study, the researchers used a social justice youth development model to help youth foster a critical analysis of the conditions that...
March 22, 2018
This report was published by the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:Young people experiencing homelessness face many forms of extreme adversity including high rates of mental health and addiction challenges. These challenges lead to high mortality rates and increase the risk of chronic homelessness. In turn, the health service systems and providers in most settings are poorly equipped and resourced to meet the mental health needs of the homeless youth population. This intervention guide was developed to provide timely and relevant guidance to...
March 22, 2018
This factsheet was created by YouthREX. Youth sport and physical activity programs must be deliberately structured to foster positive psychosocial development. One way to facilitate positive youth development (PYD) outcomes is to adopt an intentional program structure. In the frameworks outlined below, there are similarities that cluster around providing a safe and supportive environment, youth voice, and intentionally teaching life skills. Staff who are intentional with these approaches provide opportunities for learning, internalizing, and transferring skills.   This factsheet outlines...
March 19, 2018
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO: Do you work with a grassroots youth organization in Ontario? Are you striving to better meet the needs of youth in your community?  Youth organizations deliver critical, meaningful programs to improve youth wellbeing across Ontario. In this webinar, we explored six ways you can strengthen your work with youth (and how YouthREX can support you): Using Data Using Evidence Designing Programs with Intention Defining Program Outcomes Collecting and Analyzing Data Evaluating and Improving Your Work! We discussed each...
March 08, 2018
This factsheet was created by Rania El Mugammar.  This factsheet outlines the anatomy of an apology, as developed by Rania El Mugammar, including:  Acknowledgement Emotional Uptake Centre the Hurt Accountability + Changed Behavior Divest From Forgiveness  Rania referred to the anatomy of an apology during part two of the YouthREX webinar series, Working Together Against Anti-Black Racism In Ontario’s Youth Sector.
February 15, 2018
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO: How can Ontario’s youth sector work against anti-Black racism to create a more equitable Ontario, eliminating systemic, race-based disparities for Black children and youth? This is the second of a two-part webinar series facilitated by Rania El Mugammar to explore how the youth sector can work together against the pervasive anti-Black racism that Black youth experience across multiple systems in Ontario. The webinar featured an interactive and insightful conversation with our guests, drawing from their rich...
January 29, 2018
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO: How can Ontario’s youth sector work against anti-Black racism to create a more equitable Ontario, eliminating systemic, race-based disparities for Black children and youth? This is the first of a two-part webinar series facilitated by Rania El Mugammar to explore how the youth sector can work together against the pervasive anti-Black racism that Black youth experience across multiple systems in Ontario. The webinar featured an interactive and insightful conversation with our guests, drawing from their rich...