Community works together to have grassroots conversations around youth poverty and what can be done to solve important issues.
Innovations: Youth Initiative
Innovations that impact/involve youth
Nurse Practitioner utilizes texting with Child & Youth Mental Health to communicate anonymized information about a youths general situation in order to find the best placement for them.
Advocating for youth mental health has resulted in additonal resourses for community members, who now have access to a Youth Mental Health Coordinator.
Local physicians go into schools and educate youth on risks that come with sex, rates of teen pregnancy and STDs drop dramatically.
Evolving engagment from community stakeholders continues due to local youth and attendance now includes members of Health Authority.
Youth experiencing lack of continual care are linked in with Nurse Practicioner for support
A Lions member attended a presentation on Gabriola’s child poverty put on by the community’s wellness collaborative. From this, he took it back to the Lions and the community and they created a lunch program fully funded by outside operators at the school.
Counselling is present at the Elementary School four days a week, including a drug and alcohol counselor one of those days.
A local Nurse Practitioner builds connections with other health professionals and schools to increase mental health service access for youth.
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