Dr. Laura MacKay

1 in 3 street-involved boys and girls age 12-18 in BC have been sexually exploited. (Saewyc, Anderson, MacKay & Drozda, 2008)

1 in 3 street-involved boys and girls age 12-18 in BC have been sexually exploited. (Saewyc, Anderson, MacKay & Drozda, 2008)

Smith, A., Peled, M., Albert, M., MacKay, L., Stewart, D, Saewyc, E., & the McCreary Centre Society. (2008). Making the Grade: A Review of Alternate Education Programs in British Columbia. Vancouver, BC: McCreary Centre Society.

A review of alternative education programs in BC, involving three hundred thirty-nine youth attending 34 alternative education programs for “at-risk” and “high risk” youth across the province, and 62 adult stakeholders. The review documents the positive impact of these programs for at-risk youth. ISBN #: 978-1-895438-86-1 Find the report here.

Albert M, Saewyc E, Smith A, MacKay L. (2008). Changes in substance use patterns for street-involved youth cohorts in British Columbia [abstract]. Journal of Adolescent Health, Volume 42, Issue 2 Supplement, page S49.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine whether substance use patterns among younger street-involved youth have changed in 5 cities across British Columbia between 2000 and 2006. Methods: This study involved data from two surveys of street-involved youth in 2000 and 2006. Both surveys were conducted using nearly identical community-based participatory methods in […]

Smith A., Saewyc E., Albert M., MacKay L., Northcott M., & the McCreary Centre Society (2007). Against the Odds: A Profile of Marginalized and Street-Involved Youth in BC. Vancouver, BC: McCreary Centre Society.

The lives of marginalized and street-involved youth are complex and filled with challenges, dangers and opportunities. This report summarizes the results of surveys with marginalized youth in the North, Interior, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and Vancouver. It also serves as a follow-up to McCreary’s 2000 health survey of marginalized and street-involved youth (street youth) in […]

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