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Psychometric Evaluation of Scales in the BC Adolescent Health Survey 2008

  Since 1992, the BC Adolescent Health Survey has been conducted every 5 years in school districts across BC. The surveys have included a number of scales related to family and school connectedness, peer attitudes, school safety, and emotional health. In 2008, the fourth survey added some additional measures related to cultural connectedness and self-esteem. […]

Childhood Sexual Abuse, Substance Use and Substance-Use Related Sexual Behaviour in a Rural School Population

  This study explored the links between sexual abuse, timing of abuse, substance use and sexual harms as a consequence of substance use, among adolescent students in rural Western Canada. Data was obtained from the 2011 East Kootenay Adolescent Drug Use Survey, a biennial survey that assesses substance use patterns, behaviours and attitudes, and related risk […]

Homeless Partnering Strategy

  The partnership between St. Paul’s Hospital Inner City Youth Mental Health Program (ICYMHP), Covenant House Vancouver (CHV), Coast Mental Health (CMH) and BC Housing (a subsidiary of the Ministry of Social Development) has led to the provision of housing and psychiatric services for at-risk, street involved youth (17-24) in Vancouver’s downtown core. The partnership’s […]

Evaluation of North Shore Public Health Nurses’ Child and Youth School-Linked Practice

  As a means to improve youth health, the BC Government introduced the Healthy Schools Strategy, based on a comprehensive school health framework. In Vancouver Coastal Health, the North Shore Public Health Nursing Child & Youth Team developed plans to provide school nursing in all 12 public high schools in West Vancouver and North Vancouver […]

Capturing the Wisdom and the Resilience: How the Pinnacle School Fosters Connections

  The purpose of this study was to explore the ways that an inter-agency team created a supportive, caring and safe environment with students who attend the Pinnacle Program. The Pinnacle Program is a joint partnership between the Vancouver Board of Education and the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD–the Provincial Ministry responsive for child […]

Being Safe, Being Me: Results of the Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey

  The Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey, completed in collaboration with universities and health researchers across Canada between October 2013 and May 2014, was the first and largest of its kind in Canada. The Survey included 923 individuals participating, between the ages 14-25, from all provinces and territories except Nunavut and the Yukon. They were […]