Healthy living

Girls’ perspectives on girls’ groups and healthy living

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English
Translated Title: 
Points de vue des filles sur les groupes de filles et la vie saine
Owning Org: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Online
Publisher: 
Girls Action Foundation in collaboration with the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health (BCCEWH) and the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS).
Publication Date: 
2012

Summary of research and links to backgrounders intended to support the work of facilitators of girls’ empowerment groups, programmers and organizations working with girls and young women. The research project examined: best practices in health promotion with girls and healthy living issues such as prevention of tobacco uptake, obesity, physical inactivity and dating violence; the central elements of girls’ empowerment group approaches and how they might provide a model for gender-specific health promotion; and what girls say they get from these groups.

Best practices in health promotion with girls and healthy living issues such as prevention of tobacco uptake, obesity, physical inactivity and dating violence;
2. The central elements of girls’ empowerment group approaches and how they might provide a model for gender-specific health promotion; and,
3. What girls say they get from these groups.

Rethinking women and healthy living in Canada

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English
Owning Org: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Ann Pederson, ed.
Margaret Haworth-Brockman, ed.
Barbara Clow, ed.
Harpa Isfeld, ed.
Anna Liwander, ed.
Publisher: 
BC Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence, and Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
2013

Intended to generate an understanding of women and healthy living and to contribute to the development of evidence-informed responses to addressing challenges related to healthy living for women in Canada. Argues that healthy living needs to be reframed and embrace a broader concept of health and health issues in order to improve women’s healthy living. Includes (1) an overview of the status of women in Canada and the healthy living discourse; (2) a profile of women and healthy living; (3) healthy living strategies and promising gender-sensitive intervention; and (4) conclusions.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
978-1-894356-70-1
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429 p. (3MB)

A review of the literature on intergenerational trauma, mental health, violence against women, addictions and homelessness among Aboriginal women of the north

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Analyse documentaire sur les traumatismes intergénérationnels, la santé mentale, la violence contre les femmes, les dépendances et l’itinérance parmi les femmes autochtones du Nord
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Ghislaine Goudreau, with support from Joey-Lynn Wabie, Northern Ontario Women’s Services Outreach and Partnership Enhancement project (NOWSOPE) Project Director
Publisher: 
YWCA Sudbury & YWCA Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON and Sudbury, ON

An informative review of the current literature conducted for the Aboriginal Women’s Initiative focusing on the history and impact of abuse on Aboriginal women in the Sudbury area and highlighting needs and gaps. Provides background information including the history of Aboriginal women and the impact of colonization, examines the challenges for women who experience violence, mental health, addiction and homelessness, and reviews the literature on prevention of violence against Aboriginal women and shelters and services.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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