youth

May 10, 2019
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? Youth in Canada have one of the highest cannabis rates in the world. In the lead up to cannabis legalization in 2018, experts identified prevention programming to reduce cannabis-related harms for youth as an urgent public health priority. Discussions on cannabis in the public sphere often focus on the need to develop prevention resources and drug education in schools, public...
May 06, 2019
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 study explored youth understanding of substance use and strategies for reducing harm. The researchers argue that prevention approaches often emphasize abstinence goals, which do not resonate with youth. They say these approaches fail to acknowledge how young people view substance use and the social contexts they’re navigating.  This study raises critiques of the narrow focus of...
May 02, 2019
This infographic was created by the Government of Canada. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS INFOGRAPHIC:In 2018, the Government of Canada launched a national conversation with youth. Young people discussed the issues that affect their lives, the types of supports they need to succeed, and the ways they wish to be engaged. Canada's youth policy was developed out of those conversations. It reflects the values and priorities of young Canadians, gives young people a voice in matters important to them, and creates more opportunities for young people to build a stronger and more inclusive Canada...
May 02, 2019
This report was published by the Government of Canada.  HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:Young Canadians are one of Canada’s most important resources. Youth represent one third of the Canadian population and reflect Canada’s entire diversity. They are a group of dynamic, vibrant and innovative individuals who are finding new ways to have their voices heard and effect the change they wish to see in the world. Canada’s youth policy represents a whole-of-government approach aimed at improving youth outcomes and involving young people in federal decision-making. Supporting youth...
April 23, 2019
This report was published by the Pew Research Center. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:54% of U.S. teens say they spend too much time on their cellphones, and two-thirds of parents express concern over their teen's screen time. But parents face their own challenges of device-related distraction.  
April 03, 2019
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO: Do you work with youth who are struggling to make changes in their lives? This two-part webinar series walks you through the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change. Learn how you can apply this model to your practice to support youth to make difficult but necessary decisions in their lives. Although developed to address substance use, the Model’s Stages of Change can be used to support youth in other areas of their lives. Once we know where a young person is at in the Stages of Change, we can meet them where...
March 22, 2019
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO: Do you work with youth who are struggling to make changes in their lives? This two-part webinar series walks you through the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change. Learn how you can apply this model to your practice to support youth to make difficult but necessary decisions in their lives. Although developed to address substance use, the Model’s Stages of Change can be used to support youth in other areas of their lives. Once we know where a young person is at in the Stages of Change, we can meet them where...
January 09, 2019
This toolkit was created by The Teresa Group. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:This booklet is for adults who are thinking about telling their children that someone in the family is living with HIV. Talking to children about this can feel scary as it may bring out many different feelings and concerns about how children will react. Part of feeling comfortable about talking to children is being ready and prepared. The decision about when and what to tell depends on a lot of different factors, including the child’s age and stage of development (from 0-18 years). Telling children...
January 09, 2019
This toolkit was created by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:This guide is for youth between the ages of 15 and 29 and focuses on some of the factors at play when young people living with HIV or hepatitis C (Hep C) are thinking about telling others about their HIV or Hep C status. This guide provides information about different laws that may apply to young people living with HIV or Hep C. This guide does not provide legal advice about your particular situation. If you want or need legal advice, you should talk to a lawyer. If you are living...