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 […]
Edinburgh LD, Garcia C, Harpin S, Saewyc EM. (2013). Differences in abuse and related risk and protective factors by runaway status for adolescents seen at a Child Advocacy Center. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience, 1(1), 1-11
By Sania Ahmed on August 5, 2013
Objective: This study examined the abuse prevalence and characteristics, and risk and protective factors, among both runaway and non-runaway adolescents evaluated at a Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in Minnesota, which had implemented a referral program to assess runaways for potential sexual assault or sexual exploitation. Methods: A cross-sectional analysis of self-report and chart data for […]
Holger-Ambrose, B., Langmade, C., Edinburgh, L.D. & Saewyc, E. (2013). The illusions and juxtapositions of commercial sexual exploitation among youth: Identifying effective street-outreach strategies. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 22, 326-340.
By Sania Ahmed on May 1, 2013
To explore sexually exploited youths’ perspectives of how street outreach workers can effectively provide outreach and connections to services, we conducted qualitative interviews with 13 female participants, ages 14 to 22, in a Midwest U.S. city. Participants reported multiple types of exploitation, most first exploited by age 13, plus substance use and recurrent homelessness. Nearly […]
Saewyc, E.M., Rivers, R., Miller, B.B. & Drozda, C. (2013). The Link Between Transience, Social Disconnection, and Health Inequities Among Street-Involved Youth in 9 Western Canadian Cities [abstract]. Journal of Adolescent Health, Volume 52, Issue 2, Supplement 1, pages S73-S74.
By bmiller on March 14, 2013
Purpose: Health inequities among street-involved youth are theorized to be due to transience, which disconnects them from social capital, however, transience has been variously defined and seldom studied in health research. We derived two measures in the same survey, geographical transience (the movement between cities or regions) and residential transience (numbers of types of housing), […]
Saewyc EM, Drozda C, Rivers R, MacKay LJ, & Peled M. (2013). Which comes first: Sexual exploitation or other risk exposures among street-involved youth? In S. Gaetz, J. Karabanow, & W. O’Grady (eds.)Youth Homelessness in Canada: Implications for Policy and Practice (pp. 147-160). Toronto: Canadian Homelessness Research Network Press.
By Sania Ahmed on January 11, 2013
Youth homelessness is a seemingly intractable problem in Canada. In communities across the country, people are increasingly aware of the sight of young people who are without a home, sleeping in parks, sitting on sidewalks or asking for money. What do we know about these young people, and what should we do? Youth Homelessness in […]
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 […]
Saewyc E, Bingham B, Brunanski D, Smith A, Hunt S, Northcott M, & the McCreary Centre Society. (2008). Moving Upstream: Aboriginal Marginalized and Street-Involved Youth in B.C. Vancouver, B.C.: McCreary Centre Society.
By Sania Ahmed on December 18, 2008
In 2000 the McCreary Centre Society conducted a health survey of marginalized and street-involved youth in six communities across British Columbia. The study was repeated in nine communities in 2006 and was completed by 762 youth, 410 of whom identiﬁed as Aboriginal (54%). In the communities that participated in both surveys there was a rise […]