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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 for youth in the Northwest Territories. It is rooted in consensus building, and community-based participatory action research models.

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 will include trans women and gender non-binary youth. The intervention is rooted in consensus building, and community-based participatory action research models. A culturally safe, Northern-focused, mental health promotion intervention will be developed based on evidence, best practices, and trauma-informed health promotion and social ecological theory. Youth, Northern-based researchers, clinicians, community members, and Elders will participate in all aspects of the development of the intervention. Intervention activities will take place at two sites in the Northwest Territories.

Lead organization: Fostering Open eXpression among Youth

Location: Northwest Territories
 

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

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