FOXY

Supporting victims and strengthening the health of Northern and Aboriginal youth experiencing teen dating violence in the Northwest Territories

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PROJECT AT A GLANCE

PROJECT GOAL:

To help address gaps in current knowledge about the effective design and delivery of the FOXY intervention which has the aim to address the needs of victims of violence in the NWT and build individual capacity to improve health outcomes.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES:

  • To design innovative, arts-based health promotion programming that mobilizes existing knowledge on teen dating violence (TDV) and family violence in Northern Canada to promote the resilience, change knowledge, skills, behaviors, and reduce TDV among Aboriginal and Northern youth through measurable out-comes
  • To implement this new health promotion programming that tar-gets Northern and Aboriginal youth at the arts-based FOXY Peer Leader Retreats
  • To conduct intervention research that focuses on what works and what does not with the TDV programming, using mixed methods to answer key research questions
  • To make changes to the intervention as needed to ensure that it meets its objectives and responds to the needs of Northern Youth using the intervention research

PROJECT ACTIVITY HIGHLIGHTS:

Phase 1: Project Development

  • Building collaborative partnerships
  • Program development
  • Think Tank to conduct consultations with community leaders, Elders, organizations, etc. to discuss project

Phase 2: Project Implementation

  • 2 youth arts-based FOXY Peer Leader Retreats
  • Learn about Teen Dating Violence (TDV) using teching modules that use arts-based methods

Phase 3: Knowledge Production

  • School-based workshops intervention
  • TDV modules developed will be offered in schools
  • Process-oriented team intervention research

Phase 4: Knowledge Mobilization

  • Apply participatory action research methods to facilitate knowledge mobilization with diverse community stakeholders
  • Five interconnected knowledge mobilization strategies to engage youth

WEBSITE:

http://arcticfoxy.com/

PROJECT LEAD:

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PARTNERING AGENCIES:

University of Toronto Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, Government of the Northwest Territories, Blachford Lake Lodge, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife (formerly It Gets Better YK), Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning, Aurora College School of Health and Human Services, Northwestern Air, First Air