2014

Dick B, Ferguson J, Saewyc E, Baltag V, & Bosek K.(2014). Health for the World’s Adolescents: A Second Chance in the Second Decade of Life.World Health Organization

The achievements since the 1989 World Health Assembly Resolution on the health of adolescents underpin this report. It synthesizes the progress made and the many lessons learned about rectifying the misconceptions about adolescent health, developing consensus on core indicators, better analysing the available data, strengthening the evidence base for effective interventions across a range of […]

Creighton G., Shumay S., Moore E., Saewyc E. (2014). Capturing the wisdom and the resilience: How the Pinnacle Program fosters connections for alternative high school students. Vancouver: Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre, University of British Columbia.

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 protection) which provides grades 11 and 12 secondary education for adolescents. The Pinnacle Program is an innovative educational model that provides low barrier access for youth who wish […]

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 (School […]

Taylor, C. (2014). Our right to choose: Religious conservatives versus LGBTQ-inclusive schools. In Gerald Walton (Ed.),The Gay Agenda: Claiming Space, Identity, and Justice (pp. 309-326). New York: Peter Lang.

The “gay agenda” is a rhetorical strategy deployed by the religious right and other social conservatives to magnify fear and hostility of queers. Queers are accused, among other things, of strategizing to recruit children into sexually deviant lifestyles; dismantling family and marriage as cornerstones of civilization; and forcing the entertainment industry and court systems to […]

Peter, T. & Taylor, C. (2014). Buried above ground: A university-based study of prevalence and risk/protective factors for suicidality among sexual minority youth. Journal of LGBT Youth, 11(2), 125-149

This study examined differences in suicidal behavior between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) and non-LGBTQ university students as well as investigated the importance of risk and protective factors in the prediction of suicidality between these two groups. A total of 1,205 university students participated in the survey. Findings show, compared to non-LGBTQ respondents, […]

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