2007

Saewyc, E. (2007, June 28). Sexual exploitation of Aboriginal youth in BC.

Invited presentation presented at the Federal Comittee Against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth, chaired by Senator Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire, Ottawa, Ontario.

Saewyc, E. (2007, Nov.). Preventing sexual violence is good public health: The link between sexual health and other health issues of populations.

Closing keynote presented at Roots of Change: Preventing Sexual Violence Through Partnerships and Action, sponsored by the Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force, Eugene, Oregon.

Saewyc, E. (2007, Nov. 9). Gaining unlikely allies: Making the case for sexual violence prevention and treatment within other agendas.

Workshop presented at Roots of Change: Preventing Sexual Violence Through Partnerships and Action, sponsored by the Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force, Eugene, Oregon.

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 […]

Saewyc E., Poon C., Wang N., Homma Y., Smith A., & the McCreary Centre Society. (2007). Not Yet Equal: The Health of Lesbian, Gay, & Bisexual Youth in BC. Vancouver, BC: McCreary Centre Society.

Not Yet Equal: The Health of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth in BC takes a closer look at the health of LGB youth, their life experiences, and risk behaviours across all three Adolescent Health Surveys. This report reveals both hopeful and worrying trends, fewer than expected differences between rural and urban LGB youth, and ongoing […]

Saewyc E.M. (2007). Chapter 2. Substance abuse among non-mainstream youth. In Substance Abuse in Canada: Youth In Focus. Ottawa: Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse.

While most adolescents do not have substance abuse problems, certain groups of youth are more likely than their peers to report heavy use, multi-drug use, social and economic problems due to use, and substance abuse or dependence disorders. Emerging research exploring the reasons for this higher risk suggests that some teens may be self-medicating to […]

Meininger E, Saewyc E, Skay C, Clark T, Poon C, Robinson E, Pettingell S, & Homma Y. (2007). Enacted stigma and HIV risk behaviors in sexual minority youth of European heritage across three countries. [abstract]. Journal of Adolescent Health, Volume 40, Issue 2 Supplement, page S27.

Purpose: Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adolescents are stigmatized at home, at school, and in communities. They can be targeted for exclusion, discrimination, harassment, bullying, or physical assault (enacted stigma). LGB teens also have higher rates of HIV risk behaviors than heterosexual (HET) peers. Does experiencing enacted stigma help explain higher HIV risk? Methods: International […]

Saewyc EM, Edinburgh L, Richtman K. (2007). Outcomes of a runaway intervention project for sexually exploited young girls. [abstract]. Journal of Adolescent Health, Volume 40, Issue 2 Supplement, page S40.

Purpose: A growing number of sexually exploited young runaway Hmong girls in the Midwest prompted a multi-agency intervention designed to address mental health issues, reduce risky behaviors, promote reproductive health, and help re-connect these vulnerable girls to family and school. The purpose was to evaluate outcomes at 3 months vs. baseline for girls enrolled during […]

Homma Y, & Saewyc EM. (2007). The emotional well-being of Asian-American sexual minority youth in school. Journal of LGBT Health Research, 3(1), 67-78.

This study examined family and school correlates of emotional distress among Asian-American sexual minority youth in the Midwestern United States. Responses from 91 predominantly Hmong Asian-American youth who participated in a state-wide, school-based census survey and reported recent same-gender sexual activity were analyzed. Results showed that sexual minority youth who perceived lower levels of family […]

Garcia CM & Saewyc EM. (2007). Perceptions of mental health among recently-immigrated Mexican adolescents. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 28(1), 37-54.

Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation are high among Latino adolescents in the U.S., many of whom are immigrants. Immigration during adolescence creates risk factors for mental health problems. The purpose of this study was to explore the health-related perceptions of Mexican-origin immigrant adolescents to inform the design of culturally and developmentally appropriate mental […]

Garcia CM, Duckett LJ, Saewyc EM, Bearinger LH. (2007). Perceptions of Health among Immigrant Latino Adolescents from Mexico. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 25, 81-91.

Purpose: This ethnographic study describes the health-related perceptions of immigrant Latino adolescents from Mexico. Method: Fourteen adolescents, purposively recruited from two non-health-based community settings, participated. Each was interviewed twice and completed a visual narrative project using disposable cameras. Audiotaped transcripts and photographs were inductively analyzed. Findings: Being healthy is holistically perceived by these adolescents and […]

Saewyc EM, Skay CL, Hynds P, Pettingell S, Bearinger LH, Resnick MD, Reis E. (2007). Suicidal ideation and attempts among adolescents in North American school-based surveys: Are bisexual youth at increasing risk? Journal of LGBT Health Research, 3(2), 25-36.

This study explored the prevalence, disparity, and cohort trends in suicidality among bisexual teens vs. heterosexual and gay/lesbian peers in 9 population-based high school surveys in Canada and the U.S. Multivariate logistic regressions were used to calculate age-adjusted odds ratios separately by gender; 95% confidence intervals tested cohort trends where surveys were repeated over multiple […]

Saewyc, E. (2007). “Risk-taking behaviours among BC adolescents: Myths, realities, and protective factors for promoting healthy youth.”

Presented at the BC Pediatric Society joint meeting with the BC Neonatology Society, October 12, 2007, Vancouver.

Saewyc, E. (2007). “Queer Teen Pregnancy?! A Paradox from Population-based Research.”

For Inside/OUT speaker series, University of Alberta, Edmonton, November 27, 2007.

Saewyc, E. (2007). “Stigma influences on the health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, and yes, even Heterosexual youth in BC.”

Workshop presented at the Rethinking Risk conference, Vancouver, BC, April 27.

Saewyc, E. (2007). “Monitoring the health of LGB youth in British Columbia, Canada.”

Invited speaker. Presented at the semi-annual Sexual Minority Assessment Research Team Meeting, April 30-May 1, held in San Francisco, USA.

Saewyc E.M., Edinburgh L., Richtman, K. (2007). “Outcomes of a runaway intervention project for sexually exploited young girls.”

Poster presented at the 39th annual meeting of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, March 28-31, Denver, USA.

Meininger E., Saewyc E., Skay C., Clark T., Poon C., Robinson E., Pettingell S., & Homma Y. (2007). “Enacted stigma and HIV risk behaviors in sexual minority youth of European heritage across three countries.”

Poster presented at the 39th annual meeting of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, March 28-31, Denver, USA.

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