Adult Allies

This booklet summarizes current research about adults as allies to youth and adult-youth partnerships. It includes resources, tips, how-to's as well as activities to build ally skills.

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Model

This booklet illustrates the Centre of Excellence's Youth Engagement framework, which is continuously growing and evolving as we learn more about the full picture of youth engagement. The conceptual framework of youth engagement can be used to inform development, documentation, and evaluation of programs and initiatives.

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PNSM




This booklet deconstructs the story of Project Not-So-Much (PNSM) as an on-the-grounds example of youth engagement. PNSM engages young men that are negative leaders in their communities to build their positive leadership skills and become mentors to their peers. The young men have focused on issues related to preventing crime and violence, and have reached out to over 1000 young people in Toronto in weekly discussion groups and workshops related to various issues.

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What is Youth Engagement

What is Youth Engagement? The benefits of meaningfully involving youth include reduced negative risk behaviours such as lower substance use, decreased rates of school drop-out, and lower rates of depression. Check out this simple and easy-to-use booklet to find out the basics about youth engagement.

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Youth Taking Risks

What happens when a young person and a brain scientist sit down to chat about risk-taking and adolescent brain development? That's what we wanted to find out. This booklet looks at a study of the relationship between brain chemicals (particularly dopamine) and risk-taking in youth. It contributes to our understanding of pressures that influence youth and of how brain development is related to behaviour.

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YDM Guide

Where do we go in Canada to get the ideas of children and youth about decision that affect them? Currently there is no place nationally where children and youth can represent themselves and inform decision-makers. Use this "let DISCUSSION GUIDE us" booklet to host a discussion group at your school, organization or community group for youth, adults or both. Invite members of the community, volunteers, board members and young people to come and discuss young decision making and what something like this could look like and send in the results.

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Funding for the Centres of Excellence for Children's Well-Being is provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada. The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors/researchers and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the Public Health Agency of Canada.
© 2009 The Centre of Excellence for Youth Engagement