Well-Being and Ethnic Identity Promotion for Aboriginal Youth: A Community Based Mixed Methods Study of Tribal Journeys

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dc.contributor.author Smethurst, Tania
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-29T21:17:20Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-29T21:17:20Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013-04-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/4568
dc.description.abstract There are significant mental health disparities in Aboriginal communities in Canada as a result of historical assimilation policies (Health Canada, 2012). One approach to mitigating these mental health concerns is through prevention programs that include a wilderness component. Wilderness based programs for Aboriginal youth are informed by cultural wisdom and empirical research that connects immersion in nature with psychological well-being. The goal of this study was to collaborate with two community partners (Nala Winds canoe family from the Heiltsuk First Nation, and Victoria Native Friendship Centre) to develop an evaluation tool that will satisfy mainstream funding standards as well as community, cultural standards. This tool-kit was designed to reflect the youth experience and mental health consequences of Tribal Journeys, an annual canoe journey program for Coastal First Nations peoples. The findings were shared with community partners and may be helpful in facilitating the creation, maintenance, and evaluation of other Aboriginal youth programs. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Aboriginal health en_US
dc.subject First Nations en_US
dc.subject Health promotion en_US
dc.subject Community based research en_US
dc.subject Suicide prevention en_US
dc.subject Depression prevention en_US
dc.subject Community Engagement en_US
dc.subject Population Health en_US
dc.subject Youth-At-Risk en_US
dc.subject Tribal Journeys en_US
dc.subject Wilderness programs en_US
dc.subject Evaluation tool en_US
dc.subject Coastal First Nations en_US
dc.subject British Columbia en_US
dc.title Well-Being and Ethnic Identity Promotion for Aboriginal Youth: A Community Based Mixed Methods Study of Tribal Journeys en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Lalonde, Christopher Edward
dc.degree.department Dept. of Psychology en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science M.Sc. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0620 en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0347 en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0621 en_US

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