recovery

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...
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...
May 15, 2017
This factsheet was created by the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness.  This factsheet was developed by Dr. Kaitlin Schwan, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness. The factsheet outlines five key benefits of art-making for youth who are homeless: Stress reduction & relaxation Mental health recovery Healing trauma Self-expression and self-discovery Self-confidence The factsheet includes ten tips for creating and impactful arts program and ten ways that the arts can be used to address the causes and effects of youth homelessness: Advocacy Healing and recovery...
October 29, 2015
This video was produced by the Children's Aid Foundation. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO:Professor Esme Fuller-Thomson holds the Sandra Rotman Endowed Chair in Social Work at the University of Toronto. Her research examines the association between childhood maltreatment and adult physical and mental health. Her five14 talk is titled Achieving Optimal Mental Health Despite Childhood Abuse. Five14 Talks started in response to requests from young people in care to have a greater voice in shaping public perceptions. The Children’s Aid Foundation created five14 Talks to celebrate...