March 28, 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 a few pages! 1. What was this research about? This research is about how racism influences African Canadian youth’s experiences of street involvement and mental health challenges. Some research has shown that African Canadian youth are overrepresented among street-involved youth, and there is a lot of evidence that race and racism impact mental health for racialized people. As such, this chapter offers youth workers interested...
Daring to care: The role of culturally relevant care in mentoring Black and Latino male high school students
October 03, 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 focuses on the importance of culturally relevant care (CRC) in mentoring young Black and Latino men. CRC principles include encouraging “…a strong sense of community, rigorous demands, an integration of different cultures, and a general affirmation of one’s humanity” (p. 981). The authors look at CRC through the experiences of participants in the UMOJA Network for...
Dealing with being different: A Resource Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Black Youth
May 23, 2017
This toolkit was published by Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:This booklet was written for Black, African and Caribbean youth who are questioning their sexual orientation and exploring whether they are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ). This booklet recognizes that the experiences of Black LGBTQ youth can be somewhat different and more complex than that of other LGBTQ youth. This booklet may also be for someone you know who is experiencing difficulties in speaking about these issues with family or friends. The information...
May 18, 2017
This podcast was produced by the National Mentoring Resource Centre. HERE'S HOW THE PRODUCERS DESCRIBE THIS PODCAST: This podcast examines research on mentoring for Black boys and is organized around four topics: its documented effectiveness; the extent to which mentor, youth, and program characteristics influence effectiveness; the processes that link mentoring to outcomes in Black male youth; and the extent to which efforts to provide mentoring for Black male youth have reached and engaged these youth, been implemented with high quality, and been adopted and sustained by host...
May 10, 2017
This report was published by the AVNU. HERE IS HOW THE AUTHOR'S DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:This text proposes that anti-oppression principles and practices should be woven into our personal and social values. In fact, it may likely help you to be a better colleague, neighbor, friend, partner and change maker all around. Ideally you’ll feel inspired to be artful in the ways you practice anti-oppression and share this with others!
Toward A New Chapter In Our History: How the New Ontario Regulation Provides an Opportunity to Renew Police-Community Relations
January 16, 2017
This report was published by Citizen Empowerment Project. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:This Citizen Empowerment Project report is based on a series of Policing Literacy Initiative community consultation dinners in fall 2015. At these events community members from the Greater Toronto Area gathered to discuss the Government of Ontario’s consultation draft regulation on carding and to provide feedback and recommendations for how police services, police services boards, community groups and activists can move forward in 2016 to strengthen police-community relations.
May 22, 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 academic article presents findings from research that explored the lived experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) newcomer youth and the various oppressions they face post-migration, including homophobia and racism. This paper explored two main questions: What are challenges facing LGBT newcomer youth after their journey? How can we, as a society, respond...
March 09, 2016
This infographic was created by the Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS INFOGRAPHIC:While the reasons for disproportionality are multifaceted and complex, race affects the child welfare system. While there is little data on the Canadian context, American data offers insights into the experiences of, and outcomes for African Canadians in Ontario's child welfare system.
January 09, 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?Young people benefit from consistent relationships with caring adults. Studies demonstrate that quality mentoring programs result in positive youth outcomes in areas of social, emotional, behavioral, and academic development. While researchers widely agree about the overall benefit of positive and supportive mentoring relationships, less is known about the effects of race, ethnicity...
December 01, 2015
This video was produced by Boston Public Health Commission, Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, The Kellogg Foundation and Intercultural Productions. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:Produced by Boston Public Health Commission, Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, The Kellogg Foundation and Intercultural Productions. For the last two years, we have been humbled to bear witness to an incredible youth racial healing project in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood. As an approach to improving community health, the Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center brought together 16 youth, half...