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August 2017

Teens Took a Social Media Break, Revealed Power of Connection

When six teenagers participated in the "Disconnection Challenge", run by PREVNet partner researcher Valerie Steeves, they rediscovered the power of connection with one another, their family and friends. They also reported sleeping better and spending more time outside.

Symposium Calls for Youth Mental Health Services

Over 200 delegates met in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island to draft a call to action for providing increased child and youth mental health services in Atlantic Canada. PREVNet partner researcher Leena Augimeri presented tools and information to promote youth mental health. 

UNICEF: Children and Youth Are Experts of Well-Being

Canada ranks 25th out of 41 rich countries when it comes to child well-being. New research suggests that they key to improving our ranking is by engaging in conversations with children and youth about their own well-being. Across Canada, children and youth identified new aspects of well-being that existing data largely overlooks. 

Making Teen Healthy Relationships Programs Even Stronger

PREVNet is excited to be a part of the Building the Field of Teen Healthy Relationships project in partnership with the Canadian Women's Foundation to promote teen healthy relationships. This project brings together staff, researchers, academics, and youth themselves to discuss teen healthy relationship programming.

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