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Policy Impacts

Here are some recent examples of PREVNet’s impact on policy-making.

Healthy relationships now one of 5 key themes for PHAC’s Youth Policy Division

Drs. Pepler and Craig conducted a trend analysis of the 2002, 2006, and 2010 World Health Organization (WHO) Health Behaviours of School-aged Children (HBSC) survey. They found a general decrease in the proportion of youths who reported a high quality relationship with their parents, with their schools, and with their neighbourhoods from 2002 to 2010. There were strong links between the quality relationships and a wide range of health outcomes. A focus on improving the quality of all these important relationships is one strategy to promote children and youths’ healthy development. The impact of this work is that Public Health Agency of Canada’s Youth Policy Division has included healthy relationships as one of 5 key themes in their strategic plan. 


Online resource for parents, educators, and youth-serving oganizations

PREVNet launched a Provincial/ Territorial Bullying Prevention Legislation and Policies Resource on its website. This resource provides an accessible and easy to understand resource for parents, educators, and youth-serving organizations, and outlines the roles and responsibilities of school personnel and parents, so that bullying problems can be effectively resolved.



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