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For reports prior to 2008, please consult the McCreary archive.




2016

A Step Forward: Turning youth health research into community action

McCreary is committed to taking the results of the BC AHS back to young people through Next Steps workshops. A Step Forward describes youth's responses to the findings of the AHS, and showcases the projects youth created to address local health issues in eight communities across the province.

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Raven's Children IV: Aboriginal Youth Health in BC

Raven's Children IV provides a comprehensive picture of the health of Aboriginal youth in BC using data from the 2013 BC AHS. The report was overseen by an advisory committee of experts in Aboriginal youth health, and reviewed by Elders, youth and other Aboriginal community members across the province.

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Untangling the web: online safety and sexting among BC youth

Untangling the web considers risk and protective factors for safer use of technology among BC youth.

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Youth-friendly resources: Workshop toolkit / Powerpoint

Posters for females youth: Key findings / Tips for online safety


Unspoken Thoughts and Hidden Facts: A snapshot of BC youth's mental health

This report, Unspoken Thoughts and Hidden Facts, is the work of 28 young people who share a common interest in promoting positive mental health by increasing awareness and understanding of youth mental health.

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2015

How Many Is Too Many for BC Youth? Alcohol use and associated harms

How Many Is Too Many for BC Youth? looks at how many young people in the province are drinking alcohol at harmful levels and in harmful ways.

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AHS Do-It-Yourself Workshop Manual

A DIY guide to holding your own workshop and sharing the results of the 2013 BC Adolescent Health Survey with youth.

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Talking About Youth Health

McCreary asked youth for feedback on a range of data about youth health. We have compiled youth's feedback about the BC AHS into a report which provides context to the survey findings and will inform the development of the 2018 survey.

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We All Have A Role: Building social capital among youth in care

In partnership with Vancouver Foundation, this report highlights the importance of social capital among youth in government care.

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McCreary also published four topic-specific youth factsheets on each domain of social capital: Family / School / Community / Peers


Sexual Health of Youth in BC

Using data from the 2013 BC Adolescent Health Survey, McCreary's first full length report looking at the sexual health of youth.

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2014

From Hastings Street to Haida Gwaii: Provincial results of the 2013 BC Adolescent Health Survey

The provincial findings of the 2013 BC AHS, McCreary's fifth survey of Grade 7-12 students in schools across British Columbia.

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McCreary published 16 regional reports, one for each of the province's Health Service Delivery Areas.




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2012

Métis youth health report

McCreary’s first ever Métis youth health report.

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Raven's Children III: Aboriginal Youth Health in BC

McCreary's review of the health of Aboriginal youth in BC using data from the 2008 BC AHS. The report was overseen by an advisory committee of experts in Aboriginal youth health, and includes data from over 3,000 Aboriginal youth as well as input from more than 100 Aboriginal youth and adults across the province who reviewed the findings.

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2011

Fostering Potential: The lives of BC youth with government care experience

McCreary's profile of the experiences of BC youth who have been involved in the government care system and details many protective factors that promote their health and well-being.

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Making the Right Connections: Promoting positive mental health among BC youth

This report provides an overview of the mental health of BC youth, considers youth who are at risk for mental health challenges, looks at the effects these mental health challenges may have on other aspects of health, and considers what promotes positive mental health in even the most vulnerable populations of young people.

Download / Media Release / Youth Factsheets / Literature review on community programs

Moving in the Right Direction: Physical activity among BC youth

This report highlights the many benefits of physical activity for young people but also identifies barriers to participation as well as risk and protective factors.

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2010

What a difference a year can make: Early alcohol and marijuana use among 16 to 18 year old BC students

This report uses data provided by the 10,000 16 to 18 year olds who completed the 2008 BC AHS, showing that youth are waiting longer than their peers a decade ago to try these substances. It also examines the different health behaviours and outcomes between those who use alcohol or marijuana at 12 and younger and those who wait longer to try these substances.

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Drug Use Among 16 to 18 year old BC students

A factsheet looking at how the use of alcohol and marijuana is widespread among 16-18 year olds, but that the use of other substances is much less common. Those youth who do use these substances are often coping with negative experiences in their lives and need the support of family, schools, peers and their communities.

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2009

A Picture of Health: Highlights from the 2008 BC Adolescent Health Survey

The results of the fourth Adolescent Health Survey conducted in 1,760 classrooms across 50 of BC's 59 school districts. The 2008 AHS is the largest survey of its kind in Canada and provides the most comprehensive picture of the physical and emotional health of BC youth, including risk and protective factors.

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McCreary published 14 regional reports, for most of the province's Health Service Delivery Areas.




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For reports prior to 2008, please consult the McCreary archive.

To order reports, please complete the appropriate form and send to:
McCreary Centre Society
3552 East Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC, V5K 2A7