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.
- 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.
> The Next Steps: BC Youths' response to the AHS III and Ideas for Action (pdf)
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> Broadway Youth Resource Centre
> Eastside School in Vancouver
> Powell River
> Sunshine Coast
> Next Steps Toolkit (pdf)
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Toolkit by Sections
> Organizing (pdf)
> Workshop Agendas (pdf)
> Workshop Resources (pdf)
> Additional Theory (pdf)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information