A brochure to support East Asian lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth and their families. Available in English, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.
The following infographic shows key findings from the research into health outcomes among LGB East Asian youth and the role family can play in supporting their well-being. The download is available in English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
Sexual orientation can be hard to talk about. Many people find it confusing and potentially complex. For many parents, it’s especially uncomfortable to talk about sexuality with their kids, but small steps go a long way. The team at SARAVYC has designed a resource for East Asian parents as part of our research in tracking […]
The following infographic shows a timeline of sexual and gender minority rights in East Asia. The download is available in English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
Homeless & Street-Involved Indigenous LGBTQ2S Youth in British Columbia: Intersectionality, Challenges, Resilience & Cues for Action
Street-involved youth and youth experiencing homelessness in Canada are disproportionately likely to be Indigenous: while the Canadian census estimates about 6% of youth in Canada are Indigenous, previous multi-city surveys of street-involved youth and youth experiencing homelessness in Western Canada have found more than half identify as Aboriginal, First Nations, Inuit or Métis. The authors’ […]
Since 1998 McCreary has worked in partnership with Aboriginal researchers and community Elders, youth, and adults to produce a specific report about the health of Aboriginal youth who complete the BC AHS. This is the fourth Raven’s Children report and is an in-depth look at the health of youth who identified as Aboriginal on the […]
Abstract Despite the large number of East Asian youth in Canada, little is known about their health and risk behaviors. We examined the relationship between ethnic identity and sexual initiation among East Asians. This secondary analysis of a population-based survey selected 4,311 students in 7-12th grades who described themselves as East Asian (e.g., Chinese, Japanese, […]
Divided and disconnected – an examination of young people’s experiences with emotional distress within the context of their everyday lives
Abstract This paper is based on a qualitative study conducted in a rural community in British Columbia, Canada. Ethnographic methods were used to: (1) to bring youth voice to the literature on emotional distress; and (2) to capture the ways in which context shapes young peoples’ experiences of emotional distress within their everyday lives. Our […]
“It’s just always been like that”: A deeper understanding of social context and adolescent bullying [abstract]
Purpose: Despite ongoing anti-bullying efforts, teen bullying continues to persist and remains a significant challenge. Anti-bullying campaigns have tended to focus on changing individual behavior at an interpersonal level. However, such approaches fail to account for the ways in which bullying is taken up and enacted in young peoples’ day-to-day lives within particular contexts. The […]
Physical activity comparisons among adolescents of Somali, other non-Hispanic Black and White race [abstract]
Purpose: African American adolescents, particularly girls, are less active than their non-Hispanic white peers. However, little is known about how the physical activity levels and behaviors of ethnic sub-populations of non-Hispanic black adolescents, such as the Somali population, compare to their peers. A greater understanding of Somali adolescents’ physical activity is important to inform culturally […]