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Children & Youth

Leading the way for more school health nurses in Ontario

This Equity in Action story is distilled from an interview with David Groulx, [Past] President, Ontario Association of Public Health Nursing Leaders (OPHNL), and Manager, Professional Practice and School Health, Public Health Sudbury & Districts…

One Chance to be a Child

This report presents data on key indicators of child and youth wellbeing in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, and includes recommendations for action on poverty and systemic racism as the most urgent threats.

Mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and youth – a systematic review

This systematic review article from Samji et al. explores the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of children and adolescents, including risk factors such as age, gender, neurodiversity, and chronic conditions. Interventions to mitigate short- and long-term negative impacts on mental health, including family and social supports, are described.

Beginning from within: Promoting the health of trans, Two-Spirit and/or gender-diverse youth

In this framework description, Dr. Julie James discusses the importance of engaging with, and following the lead of, trans and gender-diverse youth. She presents a framework her team developed that can be used to guide public health action to shift personal and organizational knowledge, attitudes and approaches; it can also be used to provide competent services to trans, Two-Spirit and/or gender diverse youth.