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Why focus on youth?

The adolescent years build on the foundations established in childhood and set the course across the lifespan. In focusing on "youth," we are referring not only to a specific developmental period, but also to the childhood experiences that influence youth, as well as the early adult years that are determined by successful adolescent passages.

Investments in adolescents, or conversely the failure to address their needs at this stage of development, can result in lifelong consequences for youth and for our society.

 

Latest News

Dr. Suzanne Stewart, the Canada Research Chair on Aboriginal Homelessness and Life Transitions, professor at the University of Toronto, and a member of the Yell...
Dr. Jenni Mariano from the University of South Florida will be at UVic to present new findings from a multi-country study of youth purpose, exploring how young ...
CFYS is very pleased to congratulate Dr. Ryan Rhodes, this year’s winner of the Faculty of Education Award for Excellence in Research in the Established S...
Please join us at our Student Affiliate Marion Selfridge's free talk with the Center for Additions Research of BC on April 7th from 3:30 – 4:30pm at ...

Featured Researcher

   CFYS Student Affiliate Rebecca Dorris is finishing up qualitative interviews for her Masters’ thesis on youth, nature, and transitions. Her research focuses on the benefits of an adventure therapy program designed for youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through the Power to Be Adventure Therapy Society.

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