At risk children

Opportunities Account for Youth in Care – Final Report (2013)

This document describes a project designed to test whether teaching youth in care about money management, and providing incentives for saving, would improve their financial knowledge, skills, and behaviour. The project was undertaken by Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI), which helps low-income earners gain financial independence through asset building, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship.

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2014-02-28

Kindergarten screening for reading disabilities (2007)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 1, No.1, Article 5, 2007

The authors of this study designed and measured the efficacy of a kindergarten screening tool aimed at identifying children at risk for reading disabilities.

The study is a longitudinal one that followed 499 Saskatchewan children from kindergarten through Grade 3. The kindergarten screening process consisted of assessments of phonological awareness and letter-sound understanding.

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2014-02-26

From Risk to Resilience: Final Report for the Canadian Council on Learning (2009)

In November, 2008, the National Dialogue on Youth Resilience was held in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It was the culmination of a partnership between eight provinces and territories and The Learning Partnership (TLP), a national charitable organization founded in 1993 and dedicated to championing a strong public education system in Canada.

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2013-05-27

Why is high-quality child care essential? The link between quality child care and early learning (2006)

Lessons in Learning – May 31, 2006

While parents have the most influence on their children’s lives, non-parental care can also have a significant impact, the authors of this paper point out. Whether that impact is good or bad depends on a variety of factors, including the quality of care the child is receiving.

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2013-03-15

Literacy and Youth Justice Project: Final Report (2006)

The Calgary Learning Centre is a not-for-profit agency that offers programs and services in the areas of literacy and learning disabilities. The Calgary Youth Justice Society is an organization that supports youth at risk and helps young people in conflict with the law get back on track.

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2012-04-10

A barrier to learning: Mental health disorders among Canadian youth (2009)

Lessons in Learning – April 15, 2009

Poor mental health in Canadian schoolchildren poses a significant risk to their academic development and puts them at greater risk of suicide, substance abuse, and dropping out.

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2012-03-19

Assessment of Readiness Skills During Early Childhood (2009)

Fact Sheet

If a child has difficulties in learning, early intervention can make a significant difference in his development. This fact sheet offers parents and teachers a quick guide to the areas of intellectual and social development children must master to become successful learners. The authors note that children who develop delays in any of the areas will benefit from comprehensive professional assessment.

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2010-02-10

Educator Handbook for ADHD (2004)

This handbook for educators on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) provides readers with basic information about this disorder. It has been organized to address the following topics:

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2009-03-18

The Impact of Violence on Learning for Youth: What Can We Do? (2004)

How do experiences of violence affect learning? How can educators support
those who have been through violence to learn successfully? After many years
looking at these questions as they apply to women in adult literacy programs,

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2005-10-26

Defining the Future: Embracing our Girls (2004)

A Community-Based Needs Evaluation

This report discusses a project dedicated to understanding the experiences of a group of female youths in Melfort, Saskatchewan and to finding ways of creating positive change in their world. The group appeared to be having a hard time dealing with everyday life.

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2005-04-01
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