New Reports by BC Representative for Children and Youth Office

The Representative for Children and Youth of BC has issued 4 new reports since February 2013, with the most recent one released in April. These include: Still Waiting: First Hand Experiences with Youth Mental Health Experiences in BC Much More Than Paper Work, Proper Planning Essential to Better Lives for BC’s Children In Care Representative’s […]

Restorative Practices in Schools and Communities

Restorative action is valued in communities that view conflict as a learning opportunity.  It is a practice that helps individuals understand the effect of their actions on others and to build skills for resolving conflicts more peacefully. Restorative action utilizes empathic listening, open-ended questioning, summarizing, paraphrasing, and identifying underlying needs and interests (Gillman and Bowler, […]

Youth Gangs

  A gang is a structured group of individuals who use intimidation and violence to carry out criminal acts in order to gain power and status or to control certain lucrative activities. A youth gang is “any durable, street-oriented youth group whose involvement in illegal activity is part of its group identity”. Most youth gang […]

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