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AHS III Next Steps Toolkit

Following the release of the 2003 Adolescent Health Survey results, we took the results back to youth across the province in a variety of ways. Using our Next Steps model we presented the findings of the survey to youth in a meaningful way and engaged them in action to improve youth health in their community.

The Next Steps Project is based on resiliency-building strategies.

There are three components to the Next Steps:

A Stand Alone First Workshop

  • Youth will discuss the AHS III findings through a lively trivia game and identify the top issues and youth health priorities for their community.
  • Youth will explore protective factors and resiliency, and how they relate to their ideas for action.
  • Youth will develop ideas for action on youth health issues.

Second Workshop

  • Youth will take part in a community mapping exercise -mapping the strengths and resources of their community.
  • Youth will participate in skill building, team building and creative thinking exercises.
  • Youth will take their youth health action plans to the next level and explore how to connect and involve the wider community.

Community Outreach Project

  • Youth will engage the wider community, build relationships and share the results of their Next Steps workshops.

 

Summary Report

> The Next Steps: BC Youths' response to the AHS III and Ideas for Action (pdf)
> Order hardcopy

Community Reports

> Broadway Youth Resource Centre
> Castlegar
> Cranbrook
> Creston
> Duncan
> Eastside School in Vancouver
> Fernie
> Pemberton
> Powell River
> Squamish
> Sunshine Coast
> Whistler

Toolkit Download

Entire Toolkit

> Next Steps Toolkit (pdf)
> Order hardcopy

Toolkit by Sections

> Organizing (pdf)
> Workshop Agendas (pdf)
> Workshop Resources (pdf)
> Additional Theory (pdf)

Need Help?

Training Available

McCreary's Youth Participation Coordinator is available to help facilitate workshops or to offer training, ideas, or guidance to groups interested in holding a Next Steps. Please contact mccreary@mcs.bc.ca for more information