Youth Now Canada believes in providing evidence-based programs. These are standardised programs that carefully adhere to guidelines research has proven to be effective. Staff are trained and certified for each. All programs are facilitated in an interactive and engaging way for youth that can be offered individually or in a group setting. We offer the following evidence-based programs:
Girls’ Talk (CAMH, 2009) Girl’s Talk is an 8 session anti-stigma program for girls, which focuses on educating about and preventing depression. “Adolescence is a particularly vulnerable time for females”. (Marcotte et al, 2002; Manion et al, 1997). Gilligan, et al. (1990) describe adolescence as a time when girls “lose their voice”, experiencing a diminished confidence in their ability to express their needs and opinions. This can lead to a decline in mental health and well-being. This program gives girls a voice. It sheds light on the interrelation between depression and self-esteem, body image, stress, relationships and the media. It also teaches coping skills and therefore the resiliency which is necessary for daily functioning in these areas. Topics are explored such as relationships, self-esteem, body image and stress. This resource is ideal for prevention and rehabilitation programs for female and male youths, as well as parent education groups. Available at Talitha House and through Youth Now Connections.