Sexual Health Topics: What Teens Want to Know
This research article describes one part of a larger study that investigated the sexual health education experiences of a diverse group of urban youth in Ontario. It also explores the relationship between religion and teenagers’ exposure to, and desire to, learn more about various sexual health topics including sexually transmitted infections and birth control options.
Viewed 969 times.
Preventing Alcohol Use Problems Among Aboriginal Youth
This summary was produced by EENet. For more information on EENet and access to other summaries, please visit http://eenet.ca/
Youth who experiment with alcohol may be at risk of future alcohol use problems. Studies and trends show that Aboriginal youth may be at an even greater risk of developing such alcohol and drug use problems. For all teens, certain risk factors may worsen their vulnerability to developing alcohol disorders. Likewise, certain protective factors ward off alcohol dependence amongst teens. This study examines the protective factors of alcohol use among off-reserve Canadian Aboriginal youth.
Viewed 1,069 times.
Bringing Marginalized Parents and Caregivers Into Their Children’s Schooling
This summary was created by the What Works: Research into Practice program at the Ontario Ministry of Education and can be accessed, along with other What Works summaries, on their website at:
This summary provides an overview of research on creating links between parents and schools and a list of strategies that can be used to build these relationships:
"Weak or non-existent lines of communication between homes and schools may create suspicion between teachers and parents and caregivers....[A] synthesis of the research on barriers to parental involvement provides useful insight. They identify four areas where barriers to parental involvement in education can emerge..."
Viewed 1,175 times.