2008

Saewyc, E. (2008, April 3). Building resilience among vulnerable youth.

Workshop presented at the Canadian Association for Adolescent Health, Montreal, Quebec.

Saewyc, E. (2008, June 5). Community needs identified by sexually exploited youth in British Columbia.

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

Saewyc, E & Anderson, J. (2008, Sept. 11). It’s not what you think: Sexually exploited youth in British Columbia.

Invited presentation at BC Persons’ with AIDS Society, Vancouver, BC.

Albert, M., Saewyc, E., and MacKay, L. (2008, March). Changes in substance use patterns for street-involved youth cohorts in British Columbia.

Poster presented at the 40th Annual Society for Adolescent Medicine Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina.

Poon, C & Saewyc, E. (2008, June). Mind the gap: Rural-urban health disparities among sexual minority youth in BC.

Poster presented at the Canadian Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Saewyc, E., MacKay, L., Alexander, J., & Drozda, C. (2008, April). You can’t ask that: Doing population research about sexually-exploited youth without stigmatizing.

Workshop given at the Knowledge without Harm: Strategies for Ethical Research with Youth Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Saewyc, E. (2008, April 3). Sexually Exploited Youth.

Paper presented at Plenary for Canadian Association for Adolescent Health, Montreal, Quebec.

Auerswald, C. (2008, April 26). Learning from vulnerable youth: youth as theorists.

Closing keynote presented at Knowledge without Harm: Ethical Strategies for Research with Youth. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Knight, RE, Shoveller, JA, Chabot C. (2008, May). Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth sexual health in rural and Northern British Columbia.

Paper presented at British Columbia Rural and Remote Health Research Network Conference, Prince George, BC.

Saewyc E, MacKay, L, Henderson A, Peled M & Northcott M. (2008, June 3). Which comes first: Sexual exploitation or other risk exposures among street-involved youth?

Paper presented at the Canadian Public Health Association annual meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Saewyc EM, Poon C, Skay C, & Homma Y. (2008, July). The role of protective factors in reducing the odds of teen pregnancy involvement among bisexual adolescents in Canada and the U.S.

Paper presented at symposium, “Protective factors and supportive environments for lesbian, gay and bisexual adolescents,” International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany.

Brunanski D, Bingham, B, Smith, A & Saewyc, E. (2008, July). Mental health issues among Aboriginal street-involved youth in Western Canada.

Paper presented at the International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany.

Brunanski, D., Bingham, B, Smith, A, & Saewyc E. (2008, July). Situating mental health issues in a cultural context: Aboriginal street-involved youth in Western Canada.

Paper presented at the International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Crossing Borders: (Cross-) Cultural Psychology as an Interdisciplinary Multi-Methods Endeavor, Bremen, Germany.

Saewyc, E. & Drozda, C. (2008, Sept. 17). Its Not What You Think: Sexually Exploited Youth in British Columbia.

Invited presentation at Vancouver Community Action Team against the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth, Vancouver, BC

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.

Saewyc E, & Duncan S. (November 2008). Evidence for healthy child and youth development interventions for core public health functions. Report for the BC Ministry of Healthy Living & Sport, Core Functions in Public Health.

For children and youth in British Columbia, the school years are important periods of physical, cognitive, social, and moral development. Choices made during this time influence health and behaviours throughout their lives, but these choices are influenced by social environments and broader determinants of health. There is a large body of research focused on effective […]

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 […]

Homma Y, & Saewyc E. (2008). Acculturation and sexual behavior among East Asian adolescents in British Columbia, Canada. [abstract]. Journal of Adolescent Health, Volume 42, Issue 2 Supplement, page S45.

Purpose: Culture is believed to shape people’s values and beliefs, which influence their behavior; thus, acculturation may help to explain health behavior among ethnic-minority youth. To develop culturally-relevant sexual health education programs, we need to assess how culture influences adolescent sexual behavior. The purpose was to examine associations between levels of acculturation and prevalence of […]

Clarke M, Lin L, Saewyc E, Whitehouse S. (2008). Alcohol-related visits in youth: Pediatric emergency department utilization [abstract]. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, Volume 10, Issue 3, page 106.

Introduction: The incidence of binge drinking is increasing in Canadian youth. Its impact on emergency department resource utilization is unknown. This study characterizes the demographics, clinical features and management of youth who present to the pediatric emergency department (PED) with alcohol ingestion. Methods: A retrospective study in an academic, urban, tertiary care PED with an […]

Brunanski D, Bingham B, Smith A, & Saewyc E. (2008). Mental health issues among Aboriginal street-involved youth in Western Canada. [abstract] International Journal of Psychology, Volume 43, Issue 3-4, 230.

This study explored health issues of younger Aboriginal street-involved youth (< 19 years) from nine communities of a Western Canadian province. A participatory research population-based survey (N = 762) found disproportionate Aboriginal representation (54%) vs. census data (~9%). Despite high levels of risk exposures, Aboriginal youth reported connectedness to family and school, and hope for […]

Bingham, B., Saewyc,E., Brunanski, D., Smith, A., Hunt, S., & Simon, S. (2008). “Moving Upstream: Aboriginal marginalized and street-involved youth in British Columbia.”

Presented at the Annual General Meeting of the BC Child and Youth Health Research Network, Vernon, BC, November 25, 2008.

Saewyc, E. (2008). “Stigma management? The links between enacted stigma and teen pregnancy trends among gay, lesbian and bisexual students in British Columbia.”

Invited paper presented at An Interdisciplinary Dialogue towards an Empowering Sexual and Reproductive Health Education for Canadian Adolescents, University of Ottawa, Mar. 14-15, 2008, Ottawa.

Saewyc, E. (2008). “Stigma on the streets: LGBTQ street-involved and marginalized youth in BC.”

Invited speaker for Raising the Roof national conference on homeless youth, Toronto, November 19-21.

Saewyc, E. (2008). “What about the guys? Young men’s invisibility in sexual risk and sexual health research.”

Invited speaker for an annual seminar series by the Centre for Urban Health Initiative, York University, Toronto, on November 20, 2008.

Saewyc, E. (2008). “Gaining unlikely allies: Making the case for sexual violence prevention and treatment within other agendas.”

Invited workshop, for the North Dakota Conference on Injury Prevention & Control, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA, Oct. 28-30, 2008.

Homma Y, & Saewyc E. (2008). “Acculturation and sexual behavior among East Asian adolescents in British Columbia, Canada.”

Poster presented at the 40th annual Society for Adolescent Medicine conference, held in Greensboro, North Carolina, March 25-28.

MacKay L, Cox D, Saewyc E, Slaney K, & Poole G. (2008). “Psychosocial strengths related to positive adolescent health and development.”

Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, held in Boston August 13-16.

Devries K, Free C, Morison L, Saewyc E. (2008). “Sexual health promotion for Canadian indigenous youth: a mixed-methods study.”

Poster presented at the International Conference on HIV/AIDS, Mexico City, Mexico, August 2008.

Carpiano R., Brown D., Kelly B., Saewyc E. (2008). “Push and pull factors: Evidence for distinct sub-populations of street-involved youth in British Columbia.”

Oral presentation at the 7th International Conference on Urban Health, Vancouver, October 29-31.

Saewyc, E. (2008, Oct 30). “Preventing sexual violence is good public health practice.”

Keynote, for the Intentional and Unintentional Injury Prevention Conference, sponsored by the North Dakota Health Department and the North Dakota Domestic Violence Coalition/Sexual Assault Task Force, in Bismarck, North Dakota, USA.

Berger, C., Langsetmo, L., Joseph, L., Hanley, D.A., Davison, K.S., Josse, R., Krieger, N., Tenenhouse, A., Goltzman, D., & CaMos Research Group. (2008). Change in bone mineral density as a function of age in women and men and association with the use of antiresorptive agents. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 178(13): 1660-8.

Measurement of bone mineral density is the most common method of diagnosing and assessing osteoporosis. We sought to estimate the average rate of change in bone mineral density as a function of age among Canadians aged 25–85, stratified by sex and use of antiresorptive agents. We examined a longitudinal cohort of 9423 participants. We measured […]

Papaioannou, A., Kennedy, C.C., Ioannidis, G., Gao, Y., Sawka, A.M., Goltzman, D., Tenenhouse, A., Pickard, L., Olszynski, W.P., Davison, K.S., Kaiser, S., Josse, R.G., Kreiger, N., Hanley, D.A., Prior, J.C., Brown, J.P., Anastassiades, T., Adachi, J.D., & CaMos Research Group. (2008). The osteoporosis care gap in men with fragility fractures: The Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study. Osteoporosis International, 19(4): 581-587.

We examined osteoporosis diagnosis/treatment in 2,187 community dwelling men age 50+. After five years in the study, 90% of men with fragility fractures remained undiagnosed and untreated for osteoporosis. The need to treat fragility fractures is well established in guidelines, and these numbers represent an important care gap. Whether physicians in the community are recognizing […]

Langsetmo, L., Hanley, D.A., Kreiger, N., Jamal, S.A., Prior, J.C., Adachi, J.D., Davison, K.S., Kovacs, C., Anastassiades, T., Tenenhouse, A., Goltzman, D., & CaMos Research Group. (2008). Geographic variation of bone mineral density and selected risk factors for prediction of incident fracture among Canadians 50 and older. Bone, 43 (4): 672-678.

Background: Striking geographic variation in the incidence of osteoporotic fracture has been shown in national and international studies. The contributing risk factors for this variation are not fully understood. Objective: To determine the geographic variation of bone mineral density (BMD) values, prevalent low-trauma fracture, prior falls, and vertebral deformity and to determine how this variation […]

Harris A., Prior J.C., Koehoorn M. (2008). Age at menarche in the Canadian population: secular trends and relationship to adulthood BMI. Journal of Adolescent Health, 43:548–554.

Studies from around the world indicate a trend toward younger ages of menarche. The extent of this trend in the Canadian population is unknown, and the relationship to later-life health indicators has not yet been fully elucidated. The objective of this study is to estimate the trend in age at menarche (AAM) in the Canadian […]

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