Resources

MENTAL HEALTH WEEK Booklet - "Be Kind to your Mind: Tips, Tricks and Fun to put your wellness first! Youth Outreach Worker Resources for Youth


The following websites have been identified by Youth Diversion staff as helpful for parents:

Mental Health related topics

Information for parents about a range of mental health issue

Mental Health resources


Parent/Teen

Cyber-bullying

Talking with Kids about tough issues

Teen Development

Facts for families

Human Trafficking Article


Addictions

What parents need to know about drugs

Talking to your child about drugs

Underage Drinking

The science of additions

Boundaries with teens: Who to Address Alcohol and Drug Issues

How to talk with you kid about substance abuse

A-Z guide to Addictions and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

How to talk to a child about a parent's addiction

What to do if your Teen or young Adult has a problme with drugs

Addiction Resources

The effects of cannabis use during adolescence

Heroin Addiction & Facts

Is It Possible to Tell if Your Child Will Become an Addict?

Overcoming Isolation in Addiction Recovery

https://mphdegree.arizona.edu/substance-abuse-resource-guide/


Youth Justice Related

Youth Criminal Justice

Discover Canada's Youth Justice training video for youth, teachers and police


LGBTQ, Transgender and Gender Fluid ressources

LGBTQ:

LGBTQ+ explainer - https://vimeo.com/299511453
The Coalition to end sexual exploitation: OUT OF THE SHADOWS – Addressing the sexual exploitation of Men and Boys - https://vimeo.com/236156843
LGBTQ+ and Religion - https://vimeo.com/306144308
LGBTQ+ and Education - https://vimeo.com/121723446
Parents on LGBTQ Families - https://vimeo.com/10649176
LGBT Homeless Youth - https://youtu.be/RJIorrwXCTw
This Is Reteaching Gender and Sexuality - Reteaching Gender & Sexuality is a message about queer youth action and resilience. The video was generated to contribute additional queer/trans youth voices to the national conversations about queer/trans youth lives. - https://youtu.be/51kQQuVpKxQ
Being an Ally: Coming out & Addictions & Internalized Homophobia (OCASI) - https://youtu.be/YhOr1f_MuA0
Being an Ally: LGBT and Support for Refugees - https://youtu.be/wC9M7VAKXKc
Experiences of Racialized youth: Young, LGBT, Homeless in NYC (racialized youth) - https://youtu.be/wNvWGuLRenE
HRC 2018 Youth Report: LGBTQ Teens on Feeling Safe (racialized) - https://youtu.be/Ut5k6EyeTNQ

Transgender and Gender Fluidity 

Gender neutral pronouns - https://youtu.be/QHjXdnM7c44
What's The Difference Between Gender & Sexual Orientation, Again? | Trans 102 |- https://youtu.be/3RWWvO5SQqU
National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health. - https://www.thetrevorproject.org/survey-2019/?section=Introduction
2018 Gender-Expansive Youth Report - https://hrc-prod-requests.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/files/assets/resources/GEreport1.pdf?mtime=20200713133407&focal=none
BEING SAFE, BEING ME: Results of the Canadian Trans Youth Health Survey - https://apsc-saravyc.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2018/04/SARAVYC_Trans-Youth-Health-Report_EN_Final_Web2.pdf

Gender Expression:

What you don’t know can hurt us: The faces of gender - https://youtu.be/e7U4ZUFxOWM
Using Pronouns - They/Them: https://vimeo.com/245464193
Pronouns - Cut invites people from different groups to weigh in on one word--and their responses show us just how complicated and unique we all are. - https://youtu.be/Nn1TC7VEpf
The Easiest Way To Know If Someone Prefers Pronouns | Trans 102 - https://youtu.be/yQw1RVxYDwY
Trans individuals respond to the word "passing." - https://youtu.be/kNXK_CzfNvg
Janet Mock - Redefining Realness: A Six-Part Conversation Series.  Janet talks about various topics she covers in her memoir including disclosures,  ‘Passing’, pop culture and the power of words. -https://youtu.be/kmqi3LaTef4
Gender Journeys: More than a Pronoun from LUKE ALLEN on Vimeo. https://vimeo.com/159149661
You Are Not Alone: LGBTQ Youth & Suicide from Reel Grrls on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/10297324
What Transition might entail - Ressource provided by Rainbow Health Ontario 
TSER’s trans-related infographic series. https://transstudent.org/graphics/

2- Spirit:

Trans And Native: Meet The Indigenous Doctor Giving Them Hope - What is it like to provide trans care on an Indigenous reserve that serves 2,400 people in central Alberta? For this Two-Spirit Cree doctor, it's more than his job. Dr. James Makokis created a unique approach to transgender care, combining Indigenous and Western teachings. https://youtu.be/MSnvtj0G3cA
Meaning of Two-Spirit - https://youtu.be/oUQNRTxjqkE

Medical Support:

Trans Primary Care - My guide to caring for trans and gender-diverse patients https://www.rainbowhealthontario.ca/TransHealthGuide/
How one pediatrician is supporting transgender youth - https://youtu.be/ViqvPknY4HE
Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and GenderNonconforming People https://www.wpath.org/media/cms/Documents/SOC%20v7/Standards%20of%20Care_V7%20Full%20Book_English.pdf

Family Supports:

Families in Transition: A Resource Guide for Families of Transgendered Youth - https://ctys.org/wp-content/uploads/CTYS-FIT-Guide-2020-English.pdf
PFLAG: peer-to-peer support striving to help all Canadians with issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression - https://pflagcanada.ca/

Policies:

Policy on preventing discrimination because of gender identity and gender expression - http://www3.ohrc.on.ca/sites/default/files/Policy%20on%20preventing%20discrimination%20because%20of%20gender%20identity%20and%20gender%20expression.pdf

Gender Identity and Trans Podcast support resources:

1) Scientist refutes notion that gender identity is an “unscientific liberal ideology” on the CBC show Quirks and Quarks: 
https://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/quirks-and-quarks/segment/15636163
2) Transforming Rounds -  A podcast of 5 episodes discussing health care and trans people. Each episode include notes, sources and links.


3) Media Indigena Podcast

 

 

Any of our staff are available to offer support and guidance to parents.  Please feel free to contact the office for information.

For Emergency Help:
  1. Call 911
  2. Go to your local hospital
  3. Contact:
    1. Addictions & Mental Health Services KFLA 24 hour crisis line - 613-544-4229
    2. Kids Help Phone  1-800-668-6868 or txt 686868
    3. LGBT Youth Line 1-800-268-9688 or txt 647-694-4275
    4. Detox Centre  24 hour telephone line - 613-549-6461

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