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The Health Behaviours of School-aged Children Survey (HBSC). Background. An international survey of Grade 6-10 students Completed by 40 countries every 4 years For the first time, every participating Can P/T will have reliable jurisdiction-specific data courtesy of PHAC

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The Health Behaviours of

School-aged Children Survey

(HBSC)


Background
Background

  • An international survey of Grade 6-10 students

  • Completed by 40 countries every 4 years

  • For the first time, every participating Can P/T will have reliable jurisdiction-specific data courtesy of PHAC

  • Yukon invested in jurisdictional report (“Health and health-related behaviours among young people in Yukon”)

  • National data/report coming soon


Topics covered

Background and resources

Family

Peer group

School experiences

Health risk behaviours

Healthy living

Eating and dieting

Violence and bullying

Injuries

Emotional and mental health

Topics covered


Good news
Good news

  • Low use of glue, solvents

  • Few daily cigarette smokers among young students and older females

  • Condom use/knowledge good

  • Good access to material resources

  • Have friends

  • Neighbourhoods are safe for children

  • Majority rate health as good or excellent



A culture of bullying
A culture of bullying

In past couple of months, % of students who report

Being bullied

Bullying others


Cannabis marijuana use
Cannabis (marijuana) use

% of Grade 9 and 10 students who have used cannabis

6 times or more in the last

30 days

In the last 30 days


Recent drunkenness
Recent drunkenness

% of students who

have been drunk

in the last 30 days


Emotional health and well being
Emotional health and well-being

% of students who feel so sad or hopeless almost

every day for 2 weeks or more during the past 12 months and stopped doing

some usual activities


Grade 9 and 10 rural girls a population at risk
Grade 9 and 10 Rural Girls – a population at risk

  • Feelings of helplessness

  • Wish they were someone else

  • Engage in more risk-taking

    • driving while impaired

    • riding with an impaired driver

    • not wearing a helmet

  • Want to leave home

  • Physically inactive


Grade 9 and 10 rural boys school is a negative experience
Grade 9 and 10 Rural boys – School is a negative experience

Same pattern of results for other

aspects of the school experience

  • like school least

  • experience teachers as less accepting of them as persons

  • view school rules and teachers as unfair

  • school is not a nice place to be


Secondary analysis
Secondary Analysis experience

  • Funding through “Achieving Healthy Weights” (AHW) project coordinated by Arctic Health research Network

  • Revealed relationships between outcomes in HBSC study


Relationship with parents
Relationship with parents experience

  • Students who feel supported at home are

  • Less likely to use tobacco, alcohol and cannabis

  • Less likely to engage in bullying

  • More likely to enjoy emotional well-being and engage

  • in pro-social behaviours

  • Less likely to report emotional and behavioural problems

  • More likely to achieve academically


Relationship with peers
Relationship with peers experience

  • Students who feel supported by their fellow students are

  • Less likely to use tobacco, alcohol and cannabis

  • Less likely to engage in bullying

  • More likely to enjoy emotional well-being and engage

  • in pro-social behaviours

  • Less likely to report emotional and behavioural problems

  • More likely to achieve academically


Home and school environments
Home and school environments experience

  • Positive home, peer and school

  • environments have positive effects on

  • physical and mental well-being, and

  • school achievement

  • Relationships with parents are the

  • strongest predictor of health and school

  • achievement


Next steps
Next steps… experience

  • Want to gain understanding of the human side of the numbers

  • 1.5 day workshop in Dawson City, late November

    • Funded via AHW project

    • Youth and adults from 3 First Nations involved in AHW project + NNDFN

    • Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) participation to share national data


Goals of youth workshop
Goals of Youth Workshop experience

  • “Closing the loop”

  • Further enriching our understanding of the experiences that are represented by the numbers

  • Talk about “Where do we go from here?”

  • Open another loop…


Wrapping up
Wrapping-Up… experience

What do you think of this approach?

Any concerns?

Should anyone else be involved?

Are there other (better?) ways to engage youth in this process?

For more info or with any questions/concerns/suggestions

please feel free to contact:

Ian Parker [email protected], 867-456-6576

Anne Aram [email protected], 867-667-8392


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