Youth Exposed to Violence – Wisdom2Action

Youth Exposed to Violence

Ethics and Research with Young People
July 10, 2017
Using Technology to Support Youth
July 10, 2017

Full Report

Reporting on effective strategies that help children and youth who have been exposed to violence overcome trauma and feel safe in their families, schools, and communities.

Abstract: Violence against children and youth, is a complex public health problem that affects communities all around the world. Violence can create devastating mental health outcomes for young people and break families and communities apart. To tackle this problem, a coordinated effort to share lessons learned and document best practices for addressing young peoples’ mental health needs, is urgently needed. The goal of this knowledge synthesis report is to showcase what researchers, practitioners and communities already know in helping young people to cope in the face of violence and in preventing further exposure to the many negative mental health outcomes that are linked with violence.

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Summary Document

This document summarizes the report called Promising Practices to Help Children and Youth who have been Exposed to Violence. It presents violence against children and youth, a complex public health problem that affects communities all around the world. Violence can create devastating mental health outcomes for young people and break families and communities apart. To tackle this problem, a coordinated effort to share lessons learned and document best practices for addressing young peoples’ mental health needs, is urgently needed. The goal of this knowledge synthesis report is to showcase what researchers, practitioners and communities already know in helping young people to cope in the face of violence and in preventing further exposure to the many negative mental health outcomes that are linked with violence.

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Policy Checklist

Our policy checklist will help you and your organization put the recommendations from our Coping with Violence report into action to reduce the harmful impacts of violence on children and youth. Download your checklist in colour or black and white, then print and share!

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Prepared By

David Morgan and Dalal Abdul-Razzaq

Co-leads

David Black
Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, Dalhousie University

Ian Manion
Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Members

David Este
University of Calgary

Christine Wekerle
McMaster University

Alison Forshner
CYCC Network

Michael Ungar
CYCC Network
Resilience Research Centre

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