Priority indicators for adolescent health measurement – recommendations from the Global Action for Measurement of Adolescent Health (GAMA) advisory group.
Abstract Purpose: This article describes the selection of priority indicators for adolescent (10–19 years) health measurement proposed by the Global Action for Measurement of Adolescent health advisory group and partners, building on previous work identifying 33 core measurement areas and mapping 413 indicators across these areas. Methods: The indicator selection process considered inputs from a broad range […]
Fall 2022 Lecture Series
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.
Not Yet Equal (the Sequel): Results of the BC Adolescent Health Survey
Not Yet Equal (the Sequel): Results of the BC Adolescent Health Survey provides a profile of the health LGBTQ youth in British Columbia (BC). The report is a collaboration between researchers at SARAVYC and the McCreary Centre Society and uses data from the 2018 BC Adolescent Health Survey (BC AHS), which is one of the […]
Role models and well-being among trans and non-binary youth
Abstract Background It is important for young people to see themselves represented in stories, on television and in different job opportunities, so they can have an awareness of what is possible. While we often hear the words “representation matters,” research on how representation affects health outcomes of trans and non-binary (TNB) youth is lacking. In […]
Gender-Diverse: A Spotlight on the Health of Trans and Non-Binary Young People in B.C.
Gender-Diverse: A Spotlight on the Health of Trans and Non-Binary Young People in B.C. provides a profile of the health of gender-diverse youth in British Columbia (BC). The report uses data from the 2018 BC Adolescent Health Survey (BC AHS), which is one of the most reliable, comprehensive health surveys of adolescents ages 12–19 in public schools in BC.
Fifteen-year trends in self-reported racism and link with health and well-being of African Canadian adolescents: a secondary data analysis
We assessed the prevalence and trends in racial discrimination among African Canadian adolescents in British Columbia. The association between racial discrimination and self-rated health, access to mental health services, substance use, suicidal thoughts and attempts, experience of extreme stress, among others were examined within the 2018 dataset.
Trans and non-binary youth rights are human rights
International Transgender Day of Visibility is a day to celebrate trans folks and raise awareness about the discrimination and violence that targets them. On Transgender Day of Remembrance, we shared some of the challenges trans and non-binary youth are faced with. Today, we’d like to share some of the ways that trans and non-binary youth feel supported.
Join us for a webinar and Q&A about the links of provincial policy, IDs, and gender affirming care to trans and non-binary youth health
How is access to gender-congruent ID related to mental health outcomes? Does having a primary care provider increase access to gender affirming care and does this access change depending on the level of comfort towards the primary care provide? What is the link between Canadian provincial health services policy and access to gender affirming care? Join us for a webinar on February 2nd where we discuss the research behind these questions.
Just Launched: Being Safe, Being Me 2019 Resources
English: Our team has just launched a suite of resources that feature findings from the Canadian Trans and Non-binary Youth Health Survey. These resources are available in English and French. Français: Notre équipe vient de lancer une série de ressources qui présentent les conclusions de l’Enquête canadienne sur la santé des jeunes trans et non-binaires. Ces ressources sont disponibles en anglais et en français.
Being Safe, Being Me 2019: Video Resources
A video resource featuring key findings from the Canadian Trans & Non-binary Youth Health Survey report. The four videos communicate important facts about the health of trans and non-binary youth along with recommendations for improvement.