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New Resource--Walking the Talk: A toolkit for engaging youth in mental health, Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health

The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health has created Walking the Talk: A toolkit for engaging youth in mental health: http://www.yetoolkit.ca/content/definition.

The toolkit is based on a positive youth development model and includes good information on:

  • What is youth engagement?
  • What are its guiding principles?
  • What are its core components?

There are links to other resources, such as Mind Your Mind, a website designed to work with young people to co-create interactive tools and innovative resources to build capacity and resilience: https://mindyourmind.ca/.

There is great information here to build the case for using a positive youth development approach to achieve mental health as well as positive outcomes in recreation, education, employment and youth-related programs. It also provides information that support the Ministry of Children and Youth Services Stepping Up: A Strategic Framework to Help Ontario’s Youth Succeed: http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/professionals/steppingup/in...