Saewyc EM, Miller BB, Rivers R, Pitcher C, Barone CC, & Moore E. (2014). Four organizations partnered to address youth homelessness in Vancouver: Analysis of an intersectoral collaboration. Vancouver, BC: Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre, University of British Columbia.
By bmiller on June 12, 2014
In the mid-2000’s, health care and social service providers in Vancouver witnessed street-involved youth with undiagnosed and/or under-treated mental illnesses repeatedly entering their services in a state of chaos and crisis. They had no means of intervening with youth through the housing and mental health systems. In an attempt to break this cycle and fill […]
Moynihan, M., Saewyc, E.M., Whitehouse, S.R., Paone, M.C. & McPherson, G.I. (2014). Concordance between youth and parents’ scores and responses on the Am I ON TRAC for Adult Care Questionnaire. Journal of Adolescent Health, 54(2), S40.
By bmiller on February 21, 2014
Purpose: The Am I ON TRAC for Adult Care questionnaire, a measure of readiness for transition from paediatric to adult care for youth with special health care needs, has both youth and parent versions. The purpose of this study was to examine the concordance between youth and parent ON TRAC questionnaire scores and responses. Methods: […]
Saewyc E, Oliffe J, McMillan E, Miller B, Matthews J, MacKay L, Hirakata P, Roelofsen D, Rivers R, & Creighton G. (2013). What guys say, and what they do: Urban young men’s use of health and social services. Vancouver, BC: Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre, University of British Columbia.
By bmiller on December 4, 2013
We conducted a mobile device survey with 276 urban young guys age 19 to 25 in Vancouver and Victoria, and one‑on‑one interviews with 43 of the guys, to help us understand the variety of experiences. We asked them about their health issues, the kinds of health and social services they had used in the past […]
Rivers, R., Saewyc, E.M., MacKay, L., Matthews, J., Roelofsen, D., Creighton, G. & Oliffe, J. (2013). Masculinities and Marginalized Young Men’s Patterns of Accessing Health Care Services [abstract]. Journal of Adolescent Health, Volume 52, Issue 2, page S21.
By bmiller on March 14, 2013
Purpose: There is limited research on how young men who trade sex access and experience health services compared to other urban, at-risk young men, and how masculinities might influence these experiences. We compared health services access patterns and reasons for foregone care between marginalized urban young men with and without a history of trading sex. […]
Moynihan, M., Saewyc, E.M., Whitehouse, S.R., Paone, M.C. & McPherson, G. (2013). Evaluation of the Transition Readiness Assessment Questionnaire (TRAQ) in a Younger Adolescent Population [abstract]. Journal of Adolescent Health, Volume 52, Issue 2, Pages S71-S72.
By bmiller on March 14, 2013
Purpose: The Transition Readiness Assessment Questionnaire (TRAQ) is a 29-item measure of readiness for transition from pediatric to adult health care for youth with special health care needs and was initially validated with 192 youth ages 16-26 years in the United States. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the applicability of the TRAQ […]
Saewyc E., Rivers R., Creighton G., Drozda C., Roelefson D., & Oliffe J. (2012). The XY Factor: The State of Boys’ and Young Men’s Health in British Columbia. University of British Columbia.
By Sania Ahmed on December 18, 2012
This report brings together population-level data, where it exists, about the health indicators for boys (12 to 18 years) and young men (19 to 25 years) in British Columbia. Some of the data offers comparisons to girls and young women, while other data examines trends in health issues over time, or highlights different groups of […]
Edinburgh L, Huemann E, Richtman K, Marboe AM, & Saewyc EM (2012). The Safe Harbors Youth Intervention Project: Intersectoral collaboration to address sexual exploitation in Minnesota. Nursing Reports, 2(1), 18-24.
By Sania Ahmed on November 29, 2012
The authors aimed to evaluate the Safe Harbors Youth Intervention Project inter-sectoral collaboration to improve continuity and appropriateness of services for sexually exploited children and adolescents. The study was carried on through an intensive, single case study, drawing on interviews and focus groups with experiential youths (n=125) and multi-sectoral stakeholders (n=196), documented activities, and repeated […]
MacKay L, Saewyc E, Hirakata P, Roelefson D, Oliffe J. (2011). The unmet health needs of young men who trade sex for money or goods. [abstract] Journal of Adolescent Health, Volume 48, Issue 2, page S101.
By Sania Ahmed on December 18, 2011
Purpose: Despite recent evidence that street-involved young men are as likely as young women to trade sex for money, drugs, food, shelter, or other goods, most studies of health issues and interventions have focused on young women involved in sex work; almost no research has explored these young men’s specific health needs and access to […]
Hirakata P, Saewyc E, Callaghan S, Joo S, Metcalfe Q. (2010) In the news: Do print news media accurately portray sexually exploited youth in Canada? [abstract] Journal of Adolescent Health, Volume 46, Issue 2, page S43.
By Sania Ahmed on December 18, 2010
Purpose: Sexually exploited youth (i.e., youth under the age of 19 who engage in sexual activity in exchange for food, money, shelter, etc.) are an extremely vulnerable population. Multiple barriers prevent youth from accessing health services and these barriers are complicated by the significant stigma attached to being exploited. Print news media are a powerful […]
Edinburgh, L., Saewyc, E., & Levitt, C. (2008). Caring for young sexual abuse victims in a hospital-based children’s advocacy center. Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 32, 1119-1126.
By Sania Ahmed on December 18, 2008
This study compared health care assessments, referrals, treatment, and outcomes for young adolescent sexual assault/sexual abuse victims seen at a hospital-based Child Advocacy Center (CAC), to that provided to similar victims evaluated by other community providers. A second purpose was to document how common DNA evidence is found among such cases. A retrospective matched case-comparison […]