The final report of a national study, headed by PREVNet Researcher and University of Winnipeg Professor, Dr. Catherine Taylor. The study was conducted in partnership with the Manitoba Teachers' Society called the Every Teacher Project on LGBTQ* - includsive Education in Canada's K-12 Schools (*lesbian,gay, bisexual, trangener, transsexual, Two-Sprit, queer and questioning). This final report was released in January 2016.
PREVNet Scientific Directors, Dr. Debra Pepler and Dr. Wendy Craig have completed a 2014 report entitled "Trends in Healthy Development and Healthy Relationships" for Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) following their initial report Healthy Development Depends on Healthy Relationships in 2012. The goal of this project was to examine trends in the association of relationships to health behaviours between 2002, 2006 and 2010 using the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study.
PREVNet has published a new evidence-based report titled "Healthy Development Depends on Healthy Relationships" [PDF]. It includes a literature review and a detailed analysis of data from the 2009-10 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study.
The report follows a symposium hosted by the Public Health Agency of Canada in Ottawa this past October, which featured PREVNet and a panel of federal experts who gave recommendations on improving the health of youth. The report comes at a time when Canada does not rate well in its quality of relationships in children, according to a recent World Health Organization survey.
It's time for all of us - and not just children, parents and teachers - to look at the problem and the solutions in a smarter, more effective manner. We require more coordinated, consistent and broad-based efforts to promote safe and healthy relationships for Canadian children and youth. In Binoculars on Bullying: A new solution to protect and connect children, the authors give us approaches that not only focus on the children involved in bullying, but also on the relationships and social contexts that may contribute to or alleviate bullying problems. Debra Pepler and Wendy Craig offer insights and practical strategies that all of us can use to address this troubling issue.