Results

One of the major findings from the PTR is that positive service use experiences facilitate resilience processes, which in turn leads to functional outcomes for youth (Ungar, M., Liebenberg, L., Armstrong, M., Dudding, P., and Van de Vijver, F. (2013). Patterns of Psychosocial Service Use: Individual and Contextual Risk factors, and Resilience among Adolescents Using Multiple Services. Child Abuse and Neglect, 37, 150-159).

What this means is that when you have a positive experience with a service, they feel value, listened to, they have decision making power over what happens to them, they are more likely to have resilience processes (for example, a strong belief system, be connected to their environment or community, have friendships with supportive peers, and have coping and social skills). Once these processes have been supported and developed, youth do well, which looks different depending on the culture and context.

The concept of supporting youth resilience is also captured in this short video.

Click here for the resilience tree model, and learn more about supporting youth resilience!

Ikeda, J., Hubley, N., and Liebenberg, L. (2013). Pathways to Resilience: Supporting Youth Resilience [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od5a20mXDw4

Watch this short video for a summary of the preliminary findings of the Pathways to Resilience Project. We met with young people across Atlantic Canada and asked them about risks they face and how service providers can support them.

Youth from various services have also put together short videos about the findings from their specific program. Overwhelmingly, youth have completed videos about the role that adults, such as service providers have on their well-being and experience of the program.

NunatuKavut, Labrador

Ikeda, J., Hubley, N., and Liebenberg, L., and Participants of the Places to Resilience Project. (2013). Pathways to Resilience: NunatuKavut Labrador Youth [Video file]. Retrieved from http://youtu.be/ebTCe8jrdUY.

Youth Pathways and Transitions, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Ikeda, J., Hubley, N., and Liebenberg, L., and Participants of the Places to Resilience Project. (2013). Pathways to Resilience: Youth Pathways and Transitions [Video file]. Retrieved from http://youtu.be/ywUzULkLNeg.

Phoenix Youth Programs, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Ikeda, J., Hubley, N., and Liebenberg, L., and Participants of the Places to Resilience Project. (2013). Pathways to Resilience: Phoenix Youth Programs [Video file]. Retrieved from http://youtu.be/zSzJJBPhQQw.