The health and wellbeing of Indigenous adolescents: a global collective for an equitable and sustainable future
Excerpt Indigenous peoples, comprising almost 500 million individuals from across 90 countries, hold the longest continuous cultures on this planet.1 Despite the negative impacts of colonisation, Indigenous peoples have survived and continue to nurture and live their Indigenous knowledges, languages, and cultural practices. Indigenous peoples have made substantial contributions to global health… Global Collective for […]
In This toGether: #TranscendentHealth – Adapting an LGB+ inclusive teen pregnancy prevention program for transgender boys
The project will adapt Girl2Girl (a text messaging-based teen prevention pregnancy program (TPP) program designed for cisgender sexual minority girls) to create #TranscendentHealth, a gender inclusive TPP for transgender boys. The adaptation will build upon our prior success of Girl2Girl by updating the content so that it addresses the important social and structural influences of […]
In 2014, and again in 2019, SARAVYC conducted a bilingual survey to learn about the health of transgender youth in Canada. It was the first and largest of its kind in Canada, with 1,519 trans and/or non-binary youth across the nation responding in 2019.
2SLGBTQ+ inclusive education initiatives are essential to fostering safe school environments for all youth–not just 2SLGBTQ+ youth
As the current researchers evaluating SOGI 1 2 3, the Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC) would like to express our support for educational programs that make schools safer for 2SLGBTQ+ children. These programs are vital for the well-being and safety of all children and, to quote the BC Human Rights Commissioner Kasari Govender, “the human rights of LGBTQ2SAI+ people are not up for debate.”
Report Launch: Representative for Children and Youth release The Right to Thrive: An Urgent Call to Recognize, Respect and Nurture Two Spirit, Trans, Non-Binary and other Gender Diverse Children and Youth
In Representative Charlesworth’s own words, “Let’s be clear: young people have the right to be who they are and to thrive…The hate speech and anti-trans legislative efforts we have seen recently in Canada and the United States is alarming and is causing great harm.
Background The BC Adolescent Health Survey (BC AHS) has been conducted in BC public schools approximately every five years since 1992. The 2018 BC AHS was the sixth wave of the survey. The survey monitors the health promoting and health risk behaviours of youth in Grades 7–12 (12–19-year-olds), and is used to inform policies and […]
Trends and disparities in suicidality among heterosexual and sexual minority/Two Spirit Indigenous adolescents in Canada.
Abstract Purpose: To explore trends in sexual orientation group differences in suicidality among Indigenous adolescents and evaluate whether gaps between heterosexual and sexual minority/Two-Spirit adolescents have changed over time. Methods: Leveraging pooled school-based population data from five waves of the British Columbia Adolescent Health Survey (1998–2018), we used age-adjusted logistic regression models, separately for boys and […]
Romantic love and involvement in bullying and cyberbullying in 15-year-old adolescents from eight European countries and regions
Abstract Sexual minority youth are at greater risk for bullying victimization than their heterosexual peers but data on perpetration and cybervictimization is limited. Using representative data from seven European countries and one region (N = 14,545), this study compared traditional bullying victimization and perpetration, and cyberbullying victimization among 15-year-old adolescents who reported ever being in love with […]
Join us for our fall lecture series, a three part webinar selection on our current and past research at SARAVYC. We will cover topics including bullying and its prevention, trans issues, and youth human rights.
Announcing our 2022 Pride webinar series: Pride @ SARAVYC As part of Pride, SARAVYC is hosting three webinars discussing the results of research at our centre on the experiences of gender and sexual minority youth. Each webinar focuses on a different project and discusses a diverse range of 2SLGBTQ+ youth experiences. Learn more about each […]