FOXY Mental Health Intervention

This intervention uses the arts to focus on cultural identity and developing coping skills, social and emotional skills, and prosocial behaviours, while processing trauma for Northern youth aged 13-17.

FOXY Mental Health Intervention: Building Resiliency, Coping Skills, and Strengthening Mental Health among Youth in the Northwest Territories through the Arts

This intervention uses the arts to focus on cultural identity and developing coping skills, social and emotional skills, and prosocial behaviours, while processing trauma. The project will target youth (aged 13-17), specifically young Northern and Indigenous women, and includes trans women, trans men, and gender non-binary youth. The intervention is rooted in consensus building, and community-based participatory action research models. Youth, Northern-based researchers, clinicians, community members, and Elders participate in all aspects of the development of the intervention.

Lead organization: Fostering Open eXpression among Youth

Location: Northwest Territories


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Looking to get in touch with this project? Send an email to Dr. Candice Lys (candice@arcticfoxy.com) for more information.

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