Resilience Research Centre

Youth Transition from Child Welfare to Diverse Living Situations (YTS)

Youth homelessness remains a complex and challenging issue in Canada, apparently without an easy solution. Over the year, 35-40,000 young people between the ages of 13-24 experience homelessness, and on a given night, at least 6,000. The current approach to addressing the problem, which typically involves relying on ad hoc emergency services and time-limited support, unfortunately, leaves young people vulnerable and exposed to further trauma, criminal exploitation, poor health and social and economic exclusion…

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Youth transition from Child Welfare to diverse living situations: A mixed methods longitudinal study of risk and protective factors. Here, we report on the first year of data collected from youth ages 14-18 who are part of a longitudinal study of young people’s paths to both stable and precarious housing after receiving community services in Nova Scotia…

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Youth transition from Child Welfare to diverse living situations. This longitudinal study seeks to identify the crucial elements that influence the lives of children who have had contact with Child Welfare Services (CWS) and other programs offered by the Department of Community Services (DCS)…

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Despite dedicated efforts by different Nova Scotian organizations (e.g., Department of Community Services, Child Welfare Services – CWS) to support the transitions from child welfare to diverse worthwhile living situations, a number of children and youth are still experiencing periods of homelessness and other related forms of vulnerability…

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Resilience, Adaptive Peacebuilding and Transitional Justice (2021)

Processes of post-war reconstruction, peacebuilding and reconciliation are partly about fostering stability and adaptive capacity across different social systems. Nevertheless, these processes have seldom been expressly discussed within a resilience framework. Similarly, although the goals of transitional justice – among them (re)establishing the rule of law, delivering justice and aiding reconciliation – implicitly encompass a resilience element, transitional justice has not been explicitly theorised as a process for building resilience in communities and societies that have suffered large-scale violence and human rights violations. The chapters in this unique volume theoretically and empirically explore the concept of resilience in diverse societies that have experienced mass violence and human rights abuses. They analyse the extent to which transitional justice processes have – and can – contribute to resilience and how, in so doing, they can foster adaptive peacebuilding. This book is available as Open Access.

Resilience, Adaptive Peacebuilding and Transitional Justice (2021)

Processes of post-war reconstruction, peacebuilding and reconciliation are partly about fostering stability and adaptive capacity across different social systems. Nevertheless, these processes have seldom been expressly discussed within a resilience framework. Similarly, although the goals of transitional justice – among them (re)establishing the rule of law, delivering justice and aiding reconciliation – implicitly encompass a resilience element, transitional justice has not been explicitly theorised as a process for building resilience in communities and societies that have suffered large-scale violence and human rights violations. The chapters in this unique volume theoretically and empirically explore the concept of resilience in diverse societies that have experienced mass violence and human rights abuses. They analyse the extent to which transitional justice processes have – and can – contribute to resilience and how, in so doing, they can foster adaptive peacebuilding. This book is available as Open Access.

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