Reporting on innovative technologies that are effective in helping children and youth in the most challenging of contexts nurture resilience, prevent mental health problems, and build a special place for themselves in their communities.
Abstract: There is a need for more evidence to support the use of technology as a means of intervention with children and youth in challenging contexts. This report has taken an important first step in synthesizing the knowledge available from the available literature and the evidence base of experts and practitioners in the field, regarding effective strategies for using technology to reach young people in challenging contexts for the purpose of improving their well-being and safety. The purpose of this report is to explore how different innovations in technology are used to help children and youth in the most challenging of contexts nurture resilience, prevent mental health problems and build a special place for themselves in the collective life of their communities. Through the lenses of health care delivery and violence prevention, strategies and interventions will be discussed as well as gaps in current service provision.Download the Full Report (.PDF)
This document summarizes the report called Using Technology to Provide Support to Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts, published by the CYCC Network. It presents how technology is currently being used by innovative organizations to help nurture resilience, prevent mental health problems, and build a special place for vulnerable children and youth in their communities. Examples are taken from the fields of healthcare and violence prevention. Gaps in knowledge and service are identified. The hope is for more organizations to use technology as a tool to support the promotion of positive mental health.Download Now (english .pdf)Download Now (French .pdf)
Our policy checklist will help you put the recommendations from our report on The Power of Technology into action. You can use the checklist to help your child- and youth-serving organization create, review, or revise your use of technology in programs, plans, or policies. It’s also intended to support policy development by all levels of government.
Download your checklist in colour or black and white, then print and share!Download Now (english .pdf)Download Now (French .pdf)
Watch this video to learn how our Network Member mindyourmind is using technology to engage young people.
Emily Pelley (née Zinck)
Vice President, Research, IWK Health Centre
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Pediatric Pain, Dalhousie University
Director, Canadian Red Cross RespectED: Violence & Abuse Prevention