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Youth 13-19

The Healthy Aboriginal Network - Knowledge Transfer Comic Books

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The Healthy Aboriginal Network
Non-profit promotion of health, literacy & wellness

It's back to work and school for many of us this fall. Here is an update on HAN's health and social comic books:

Books in production
Our dog bite story has been focus group tested on-line nationally and with youth living on reserve in Alberta. The story revisions have been made and we are just finalizing the new illustrations. Expect the book to be released early January 2013.

Our financial literacy comic book is at the story creation phase.

Peer Volunteer Sexual Health Educators, Planned Parenthood Toronto

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Toronto, Ontario
Deadline: August 23, 2012

Peer Volunteer Sexual Health Educators Wanted

Are you 18-29? Do you want to talk to youth about sexual health?

Become a peer volunteer with Planned Parenthood Toronto's Health Services!

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Peer-to-Peer Volunteer at PPT's Health Services

Planning and Integration Specialist, South West Local Health Integration Network

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London, Ontario
Deadline August 9, 2012

The South West Local Health Integration Network  (LHIN), is one of 14 local organizations that have been created in Ontario to plan, coordinate and fund local health services, including hospitals, community care access centres (CCACs), long-term care homes, community health centres (CHCs), community support service agencies, and mental health and addictions agencies. The office of the South West LHIN is located in London, Ontario.

OIPRC Injury Prevention Forum - Preventing Risk and Promoting Resiliency in Adolescence

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Toronto, Ontario
February 29, 2012

Injury Prevention Forum

Registration is now open for the 3rd annual OIPRC Injury Prevention Forum, scheduled for Feb. 29, 2012, at the Novotel Hotel in Toronto.
This year's theme is Preventing Risk and Promoting Resiliency in Adolescence.

Organization and Program Resources Related to Feature 730

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SMARTRISK is a national charity dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives, by helping Canadians to see and manage the risks in their lives. Our main focus is youth, the age group at peak risk for injury. http://www.smartrisk.ca

No Regrets is a peer-led, school-based program that trains staff advisers and student leaders to raise awareness and implement injury prevention activities and events in their schools. http://www.smartrisknoregrets.ca/

Validity Project Program & Resources

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Hear Me, Understand Me, Support Me: What Young Women Want You to Know about Depression explores the diverse challenges that young women experience in relation to depression; prevention strategies; healthy helping relationships; the dos and don’ts of working with young women; and referrals and resources that can provide more information. The intent of this guide is to focus on girls’ and young women’s voices, and to help you continue your work with them by providing tools and information that validate their voices, and the choices and challenges they face.

The VALIDITY♀ Project launches the new Girls Talk Program Guide in Fall 2009

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Contents

I Introduction – What is the VALIDITY♀ Project?
II Girls Talk: A Program that Aims to Prevent Depression in Young Women from CAMH
III Project Resources for Providers
IV Lessons Learned

--submitted by Cathy Thompson, Project Lead, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

I Introduction– What is the VALIDITY♀ Project?

Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

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Active Healthy Kids Canada has released its fifth Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. This year, the focus of the report is on the important role physical activity plays in facilitating learning and academic performance. Children and youth who are more physically active showed improved memory, concentration and attention span - leading to better results in school.

The report card also highlights inequities in physical activity - especially for low-income children and youth and those with disabilities.

Some findings to note are:

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