Co-creation of a comprehensive support pathway for the learning and mental health needs of youth in care

Research has illustrated the significant challenges that youth in care often face in meeting their education goals and in managing their mental health and well-being. Specifically, a subset of these transitional aged youth, often referenced as “NEET” (youth not in employment, education, or training) often face significant challenges to meeting their subsequent educational or occupational goals in early adulthood.

The current project aims to increase understanding on the current challenges and opportunities in supporting the learning and mental health needs of these youth in care. By engaging youth and stakeholders directly in interviews and focus groups, this project will illustrate possible pathways of collaborative, sensitive, and trauma-informed care that could further support this group of youth.

Faculty Supervisor:

Colin King


Chelsey Masson





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