Edinburgh L, Garcia C, Saewyc E. (2013). It’s called “Going out to play”: A video diary study of Hmong girls’ perspectives on running away. Health Care for Women International, 34(2). 150-168
By Sania Ahmed on July 19, 2013
How do Hmong immigrant adolescent girls decide to run away, return home, leave again, or stay home? Video diaries by 11 sexually exploited runaway Hmong girls, ages 13–16, revealed four themes: “fighting restrictions,” or resisting family and cultural expectations and desires to be like other American teens; “not running away, going out to play,” which […]
Creighton G., McMillan E., Miller B.B., Saewyc E. (2013). Girls on the Street, Period: Street-Involved Young Women Managing Menstruation (Community Report). Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre, University of British Columbia School of Nursing, Vancouver, Canada.
By bmiller on February 6, 2013
In 2011 and 2012 our research team went to places where street-involved girls hang out to ask them about their experience living on the street and dealing with getting their periods. This community report shares what they told us. Girls on the Street Period, Street-Involved Young Women Managing Menstruation Community Report This research was done […]
Saewyc E., Homma Y., Hitchcock C., Prior J. (2012). Sexual orientation, stigma, and menarche among adolescent girls in Canada. [abstract] Journal of Adolescent Health, Volume 50, Issue 2, page S28.
By Sania Ahmed on November 29, 2012
Purpose: Existing theories to explain earlier age of menarche among some adolescents suggest that, in addition to heritable factors and nutritional status, stress, trauma, and family dysfunction can contribute to earlier onset of menarche. Given lesbian and bisexual girls are at greater risk of these stressors than their heterosexual peers, this study examined whether sexual […]
Edinburgh, L., & Saewyc, E. (2009). A novel, intensive home visiting intervention for runaway sexually exploited girls. Journal of Pediatric Specialists in Nursing, 14 (1) 41-48.
By Sania Ahmed on December 18, 2009
Few studies have examined interventions that help adolescents who run away. This study both describes a home-visiting intervention program for young, sexually assaulted runaways (10–14 years old) and provides preliminary outcomes from the first 20 female participants. Using a strengths-based approach, advanced practice nurses provided frequent home and school visits and case management, and assisted […]
Saewyc, E., MacKay L., Anderson, J, and Drozda, C. (2008). It’s not what you think: Sexually exploited youth in British Columbia. Vancouver: University of British Columbia School of Nursing.
By Sania Ahmed on December 18, 2008
The images of sexual exploitation of youth in Canada are pervasive and stereotyped, most commonly depicting an older teen girl in a short skirt and high heels standing on a street corner. The stereotypes of sexually exploited youth are wrong. The research in this report shatters some of the myths about sexual exploitation among youth […]