Saewyc EM, Miller BB, Rivers R, Pitcher C, Barone CC, & Moore E. (2014). Four organizations partnered to address youth homelessness in Vancouver: Analysis of an intersectoral collaboration. Vancouver, BC: Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre, University of British Columbia.
By bmiller on June 12, 2014
In the mid-2000’s, health care and social service providers in Vancouver witnessed street-involved youth with undiagnosed and/or under-treated mental illnesses repeatedly entering their services in a state of chaos and crisis. They had no means of intervening with youth through the housing and mental health systems. In an attempt to break this cycle and fill […]
Saewyc, E.M., Miller, B.B., Rivers, R., Matthews, J., Hilario, C., & Hirakata, P. (2013). Competing discourses about youth sexual exploitation in Canadian news media. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 22(2), 95-105.
By bmiller on December 4, 2013
Media holds the power to create, maintain, or break down stigmatizing attitudes, which affect policies, funding, and services. To understand how Canadian news media depicts the commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth, we examined 835 Canadian newspaper articles from 1989 to 2008 using a mixed methods critical discourse analysis approach, comparing representations to existing […]
Saewyc E, Oliffe J, McMillan E, Miller B, Matthews J, MacKay L, Hirakata P, Roelofsen D, Rivers R, & Creighton G. (2013). What guys say, and what they do: Urban young men’s use of health and social services. Vancouver, BC: Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre, University of British Columbia.
By bmiller on December 4, 2013
We conducted a mobile device survey with 276 urban young guys age 19 to 25 in Vancouver and Victoria, and one‑on‑one interviews with 43 of the guys, to help us understand the variety of experiences. We asked them about their health issues, the kinds of health and social services they had used in the past […]
Saewyc E, Rivers R, Miller B, Drozda C. (2013). The link between transience, social disconnection, and health inequities among street-involved youth in 9 Western Canadian cities.
By Sania Ahmed on July 28, 2013
Poster presented at the 45th annual meeting of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, March 13-16, Atlanta, Georgia.
Saewyc, E.M., Rivers, R., Miller, B.B. & Drozda, C. (2013). The Link Between Transience, Social Disconnection, and Health Inequities Among Street-Involved Youth in 9 Western Canadian Cities [abstract]. Journal of Adolescent Health, Volume 52, Issue 2, Supplement 1, pages S73-S74.
By bmiller on March 14, 2013
Purpose: Health inequities among street-involved youth are theorized to be due to transience, which disconnects them from social capital, however, transience has been variously defined and seldom studied in health research. We derived two measures in the same survey, geographical transience (the movement between cities or regions) and residential transience (numbers of types of housing), […]
Saewyc, E. & Miller, B.B. (2013). Beyond vulnerability: Breaking the link between violence and HIV risk for young people. Prevention in Focus, Spring 2013. CATIE: Toronto, ON.
By bmiller on February 14, 2013
A growing body of research reveals a link between young people’s exposure to violence and their risk for HIV. Connecting the dots can help us better understand the various ways in which violence and stigma are linked to HIV risk in the lives of youth, and how policies and programs that address this violence constitute […]
Creighton G., McMillan E., Miller B.B., Saewyc E. (2013). Girls on the Street, Period: Street-Involved Young Women Managing Menstruation (Community Report). Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre, University of British Columbia School of Nursing, Vancouver, Canada.
By bmiller on February 6, 2013
In 2011 and 2012 our research team went to places where street-involved girls hang out to ask them about their experience living on the street and dealing with getting their periods. This community report shares what they told us. Girls on the Street Period, Street-Involved Young Women Managing Menstruation Community Report This research was done […]
Miller B., Cox D., Saewyc E. (2010). Age of sexual consent laws in Canada: Population-based evidence for law and policy. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 19(3), 105-119.
By Sania Ahmed on December 18, 2010
This study evaluated the implications of the 2008 increase in age for sexual consent in Canada using a population health survey of Canadian adolescents. Government rationales for the increase asserted younger adolescents were more likely to experience sexual exploitation and engage in risky sexual behaviour than adolescents 16 and older. Using data from sexually experienced […]