Health Promotion Through Youth Engagement: An Environmental Scan of Canadian Programs
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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.
FASD: Realities and Possibilities – the Myles Himmelreich Story
Myles Himmelreich is a young man who lives with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. He eloquently speaks about his experiences, including both his challenges and his many successes. Myles is a seasoned presenter who has told his story to national and international audiences including professionals, caregivers, and individuals who are affected by FASD.
In this documentary, Myles courageously tells his story, speaking candidly about the issues he continues to face, as well as the strategies he has used to manage and overcome them. Tom Simes, a filmmaker who is passionate about FASD education, has collaborated with Myles and the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute to create a resource that captures the engaging and informative style of Myles’ presentations.
This resource includes an accompanying DVD guide, which provides discussion questions and additional information about FASD. This resource is appropriate for anyone wanting to understand more about FASD from an honest and personal perspective.SKU: 3-V-300
Parenting with FASD: Challenges, Strategies, and Supports
Featuring four adults living and parenting with FASD, this video focuses on some of the parenting-related experiences and challenges faced by people with FASD. Highlighted as well are strategies, suggestions, and resources found to promote positive parenting. A resource booklet is included.SKU: 3-V-311
This Is Why I Supported Her Not to Drink
Information Card, 2018
This information card is aimed at fathers and fathers-to-be, suggesting they support their partners to avoid alcohol during pregnancy in order to prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. On the back of the card is information about how alcohol impacts the fetus and suggestions on how to provide support. There is a link to a website for more information.SKU: 3-061
Binge Drinking: Facts and Consequences
Drinking to get drunk, or binge drinking, is a common occurrence among teens that use alcohol. Teens report many reasons for their preoccupation with drinking. For some, drinking is meant to relieve stress or help them fit in socially. For others it is used to celebrate and have a good time. In this program real teens share their reasons for drinking and the grave consequences that resulted from their behavior. Experts in the field of alcohol use present the hard facts teens need to know about alcohol’s toxicity and teen vulnerability. Real teens talk about: how to handle peer pressure to drink; the effect of drinking on relationships; the ineffectiveness of alcohol for stress reduction; loss of trust with parents; and the negative effect drinking has on school work. Dramatic accounts from two teens, one who was almost raped and one who almost died while drinking heavily, bring home the seriousness of binge drinking.SKU: 3-V-364