Health Promotion Through Youth Engagement: An Environmental Scan of Canadian Programs
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.
Screening for Alcohol Use
Information Card, Revised 2020
This screening tool has been adapted with permission from Best Start Resource Centre (Ontario). This tool helps health professionals screen for the level of alcohol risk in women of childbearing age. Research has shown that this screening tool has a higher sensitivity level for use with women than other screening tools.Audience: Healthcare ProfessionalsSKU: 3-140
Everything You Need to Know about Alcohol in 22 Minutes
This DVD shows that teenage drinkers are more likely to experience health problems, school problems, and social dysfunction. It shows the effects of alcohol on the liver, immune system, and gastro-intestinal system, and how binge drinking can lead to alcohol poisoning and death. It also explains how alcohol impacts brain development during adolescence and permanently damages parts of the brain associated with memory. The video details how a mother’s drinking during pregnancy can cause Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and its impact on her child’s entire life. It includes first-person accounts of teens’ DUI tragedies, and describes the legal ramifications of underage drinking. The video helps viewers determine whether they have a drinking problem, plus where and how to get help.Audience: Grades 7-12SKU: 3-V-368
What Have You Heard about Pregnancy and Alcohol?
Information Card, Revised 2021
This information card is written in plain language, for people who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. It explains how drinking alcohol can affect a developing baby and cause a lifelong disability.SKU: 3-126