Young adult

Young adult

I think I might be a lesbian... now what do I do? A brochure for young women

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English
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OUTRIGHT
Publisher: 
OUTRIGHT Alliance of Lesbian and Gay Youth
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Portland, Maine

Provides information and support to young women who may be coming to terms with their sexuality through the words and experiences of lesbian youth. (MS Word)

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Planning for change: women & chemical dependencies

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English
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Author: 
Janet McNaughton
Publisher: 
Educational Planning and Design Associates
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
St. John's, NF

Reports on the Canadian Mental Health Association conference, 'Planning for Change: Women & Chemical Dependencies' held in St. John's on June 11 to 13, 1993. The conference addressed chemical dependency in three specific focus groups: young women, elderly women and Native women. Successive workshops focused on guiding principles in the education and treatment of women, social realities, substance abuse issues specific to each group, services currently available, and ways to make prevention and treatment programs more effective. This report summarizes the collective knowledge, experience and recommendations of the women who participated in the conference. From this conference came the overwhelming sense that substance abuse is a symptom of underlying problems facing women in our society such as low self-esteem; physical, sexual or psychological abuse; poverty; and isolation. It became apparent that improving the quality of women's lives is an effective way to prevent substance abuse and to speed recovery. The report concludes with recommendations to develop culturally sensitive programs for Native women, to provide day care for women in treatment, to treat addictions in holistic ways that address underlying social and psychological problems, to provide social activities that overcome isolation and replace pastimes centred on drugs or alcohol, to teach problem solving skills and stress management.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ADDI.P54 1993
ISBN 0969631421

The "invisible" gang members: a report on female gang association in Winnipeg

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Author: 
Melanie Nimmo
Publisher: 
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Explores female gang affiliation in Winnipeg through interviews with representatives of different agencies in Manitoba whose job involves intervening in the lives of gang women. Suggests that female gang members typically come for poor socioeconomic backgrounds, survive "dysfunctional" childhoods, have suffered extensive abuse, live in deteriorating inner-city areas, and are predominantly Aboriginal - that is to say, from a marginalized ethnic group. Concludes that female gang members have been largely overlooked in gang research and in prevention and intervention programming.

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ISBN 088627253X
TEEN.N56 2001

Young women's guide: challenge the assumptions!

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Sarah Denham
Barb Riach
Dianah Smith
Stoney McCart
Publisher: 
Student's Commission and TG Magazine
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides a practical tool to help educators begin to make a gender, race and class analysis central to the existing curriculum, pedagogy and the learning environment. Content is designed on a cross-disciplinary basis in order to be relevant and applicable in a variety of subject areas - social sciences, family studies, science, language arts and women's studies. The collection of young women's voices reflects how assumptions held by the dominant culture restrict young women's lives: assumptions about race, woman's place, sexuality, relationships, physical ability, equality and others.

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TEEN.D46 1998
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The journey begins

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Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Explores the issues of gender and sexual identity. Discusses relationships, sex, and HIV/AIDS. Describes how to communicate with family and friends about being gay. Makes suggestions on how to find more information on gender and sexual identity.

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Youth and tobacco

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Mona Wynn
Brenda Mitchel
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Identifies key lessons that have been drawn from the work completed on this topic, and profiles a few of the many community-based projects and local and national resources developed under the TDRS.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0662275993
SMOK.M58 1999
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<p>Review, Network Spring 2000: Youth and Tobacco - Lessons Learned from the Tobacco Demand Reduction Strategy is one in a series of five summaries of the Tobacco Demand Reduction Strategy (TDRS), a program intended to assist health professionals and policy makers in shaping future action on tobacco reduction. This summary identifies the key lessons that have been drawn from studies on teens and smoking. Tobacco use prevention was discovered to be most effective with youngh children (9-12) and was found to include a need for the reduction in overall community smoking to diminish exposure not only to smoke but also to the image of smoking as normal. Teens' motivations for starting and for continuing to smoke are discussed in Lesson Two while Lesson Three focuses on teens who want to quit smoking. The TDRS found that in order for tobacco cessation and reduction programs to be successful they must incorporate the many influences that contribut to youth smoking and should involve youth in the creation of the programs.</p>

The "Go Ask Alice" book of answers: a guide to good physical, sexual, and emotional health

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Author: 
Columbian University's Health Education Program
Publisher: 
Henry Holt & Company
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Responds to questions generally posed by university students under the topics: relationships, sexuality, sexual health, fitness and nutrition, emotional health, alcohol, nicotine and other drugs, and general health.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0805055703
TEEN.C65 1998 (CWHN Offices)
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Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, Network Summer 2000: Nothing is too personal for this informative book of answers concerning everything from Athe pill@ to gym etiquette. Alice provides a casual, friendly and uninhibited voice, responding to questions, generally from university students. Added bonus: If you can't find what you need to know, there is an extensive list of resources included, or you can always visit the web site and ask Alice yourself!

Youth Resource Centre Mental Health Services

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Youth
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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Services Provided: 
Counselling
Clinical or health care services

Provides mental health services to youth including assessment, individual counseling, therapy groups, therapeutic recreation, and a Day Program.

Primary Telephone: 
306-655-4900
Fax Number: 
306-655-4931
Street Address: 
311-20th St E
City: 
Saskatoon
Province: 
Saskatchewan
Postal/ZIP Code: 
S7N 0W8

Why do we think young women are committing more violent offences?

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English
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Author: 
Kim Pate
Publisher: 
Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

Discusses the media hype over the supposed eruption of violence among young women, as well as the Young Offenders Act and how it is failing youth. Argues that young people are best served by supportive and proactive interventions, not by incarceration. Speaks of the importance of prevention and the need for empowering and supportive services for youth not only within the criminal justice system, but in the child welfare, educational, medical, and mental health systems as well, touching on the fact that this type of prevention is far more cost-effective than current criminal justice approaches. Also deals with the problems of abuse suffered in custody and the lack of adequate services for female offenders and young women in the justice system.

Centre for Ability

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All women
Families
Youth
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Consulting
Community education/development
Counselling
Day services
Clinical or health care services
Alternative care
Counseling
Primary Telephone: 
604-451-5511
Fax Number: 
604-451-5651
Street Address: 
2805 Kingsway
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V5R 5H9
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