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Revitalizing Practice

 

 

More information coming...

#HRYCYEG

MAY 14 & 15, 2018

MacEwan University, Robbins Health Learning Centre

10910 104 Ave  Edmonton, Alberta

Messages from the Committee

From May 14-15, 2018, the High Risk Youth Conference—planned by a collaborative of stakeholders—will bring together service providers, researchers, experts, and the youth to focus on the growing population of young people (12+) with increasingly complex needs.

 

This conference will specifically focus on Youth Homelessness, Aboriginal Youth & Social Justice, Ethnocultural Youth & Trauma, The Voice of Youth, while keeping the following in mind:

 

 • High-risk youth, and all youth, deserve the opportunity to lives their lives in a meaningful way, to feel safe, and experience a sense of inclusion and belonging.

 

 • The current shift in practice toward a relationship-based focus needs to be reinforced and encouraged.

 

 • This work with high-risk youth incorporates the most recent research, literature and trends in areas such as trauma, attachment and brain development in children and youth; harm reduction; resilience; strength-based practice; collaborative, multi-disciplinary practice; trauma-informed intervention.

 

 • Youth can help inform practice and be instrumental in initiating and supporting positive change in policy.

 

 • Youth are the “experts in their own lives” and need to be included in all aspects of service delivery.

 

 • Reinforce the efforts being made to address youth issues in Alberta.

 

 • Youth and conference participants will come together in a “Celebration of Youth.”

 

 

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