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October 20, 2014
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Darren Thomas


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Darren Thomas

Engaging Aboriginal Youth

Strengths-based Programming for First Nations Youth in Schools
Claire Crooks, Debbie Chiodo, Darren Thomas, Ray Hughes

published: 2009 | Research publication | Aboriginal

First Nations youth in Canada demonstrate disproportionately high rates of negative

behaviors such as violence, substance abuse, and leaving school early. An understanding of

historical context and current environment helps explain these patterns. Providing culturally

relevant opportunities for youth to build healthy relationships and leadership skills has the

potential to increase youth engagement.

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