• 3-020: Using Motivational Interviewing to Engage Youth in Healthy Conversations About Alcohol

    Using Motivational Interviewing to Engage Youth in Healthy Conversations About Alcohol

    Report, 2022


    If you work with youth aged 14-24, you have an opportunity to support young people during a period of tremendous growth, development, and transition. In your role(s), you can help to guide youth to make decisions that will support their health and well-being now and as they transition into adulthood and greater independence. This module introduces motivational interviewing skills and strategies that can help those working with youth to engage them in conversations about their health and well-being. Engaged youth are those that feel valued and empowered to make their own decisions about their well-being, engage in healthy conversations, seek support, and share information with peers.

    Report, 2022


    If you work with youth aged 14-24, you have an opportunity to support young people during a period of tremendous growth, development, and transition. In your role(s), you can help to guide youth to make decisions that will support their health and well-being now and as they transition into adulthood and greater independence. This module introduces motivational interviewing skills and strategies that can help those working with youth to engage them in conversations about their health and well-being. Engaged youth are those that feel valued and empowered to make their own decisions about their well-being, engage in healthy conversations, seek support, and share information with peers.



    SKU: 3-020
  • 3-015: Becoming Trauma-informed: Trauma-informed Practices and How They can be Implemented in Relation to the Pre-conception, Prenatal, and Postnatal Period

    Becoming Trauma-informed: Trauma-informed Practices and How They can be Implemented in Relation to the Pre-conception, Prenatal, and Postnatal Period

    Report, 2022


    Trauma involves an experience or experiences that are physically or emotionally harmful and result in long-term negative effects on functioning and well-being. Many people experience trauma during their lifetime. Having experienced trauma may play a role in sexual risk behaviours, unplanned pregnancies, substance misuse and dependence, and negative impacts on pregnancy, parenting, and children. Given the prevalence and impact of trauma during the perinatal period, it is recommended that services and interventions have a trauma-informed approach. This review examines recent literature on the impacts of trauma, and a trauma-informed approach to working with families, particularly in the pre-conception, prenatal, and postnatal period.

    Report, 2022


    Trauma involves an experience or experiences that are physically or emotionally harmful and result in long-term negative effects on functioning and well-being. Many people experience trauma during their lifetime. Having experienced trauma may play a role in sexual risk behaviours, unplanned pregnancies, substance misuse and dependence, and negative impacts on pregnancy, parenting, and children. Given the prevalence and impact of trauma during the perinatal period, it is recommended that services and interventions have a trauma-informed approach. This review examines recent literature on the impacts of trauma, and a trauma-informed approach to working with families, particularly in the pre-conception, prenatal, and postnatal period.



    SKU: 3-015
  • 3-014: Youth Engagement Environmental Scan

    Health Promotion Through Youth Engagement: An Environmental Scan of Canadian Programs

    Report, 2021


    Issues of youth alcohol and drug use, sexual health, and mental health are inextricably linked, and youth with limited access to services and resources are likely at an increased risk of related harms. Extensive research has demonstrated the effectiveness of youth engagement supported by adult allies for addressing youth health, particularly the prevention of alcohol-related harms and the promotion of sexual health. This report shares information about youth engagement programs and activities across Canada that deliver harm reduction, health-promoting programming for youth that are harder to reach and/or those who experience marginalization based on identity, geographic location, class, etc. The purpose of this document is to provide inspiration, context, and contacts from existing programs to facilitate the development of innovative youth engagement programs in Saskatchewan.

    Report, 2021


    Issues of youth alcohol and drug use, sexual health, and mental health are inextricably linked, and youth with limited access to services and resources are likely at an increased risk of related harms. Extensive research has demonstrated the effectiveness of youth engagement supported by adult allies for addressing youth health, particularly the prevention of alcohol-related harms and the promotion of sexual health. This report shares information about youth engagement programs and activities across Canada that deliver harm reduction, health-promoting programming for youth that are harder to reach and/or those who experience marginalization based on identity, geographic location, class, etc. The purpose of this document is to provide inspiration, context, and contacts from existing programs to facilitate the development of innovative youth engagement programs in Saskatchewan.



    SKU: 3-014