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Reports, Studies & Articles

Evaluation of the TERF Youth and Adult Programs (PDF document)
Jane Ursel, Jocelyn Proulx, Lucie Dean, Sharon Costello, RESOLVE - University of Manitoba

This report is an evaluation of the Training and Employment Resources for Females (TERF) to determine if it is reducing the exploitation of transgendered individuals, women and youth in the sex trade. Contextual information is provided on both the issue of sex trade as well as specifics on the TERF program and demographics of participants. Recommendations are made which call for a standard data collection method across TERF programs and that Manitoba Justice provide more funding and attention to the issue of youth and adults in the sex trade and to the TERF programs. March 2007, 126 p.

Family-Based Risk and Protective Factors and their Effects on Juvenile Delinquency – What do we Know?
National Crime Prevention Centre, Public Safety Canada

This short document describes key factors at the family level that may affect a young person’s likelihood of engaging in delinquent behaviour. It particularly addresses risk and protective factors associated with family dynamic and functioning, family characteristics, and area of residence. September 2008, 6 p. (Available in French)

Family-Based Programs for Preventing and Reducing Juvenile Crime
National Crime Prevention Centre, Public Safety Canada

This short document examines family-based programs and intervention strategies that prevent and reduce juvenile crime, specifically: parent training programs, family therapy programs and integrated approach programs. Many of the highlighted interventions address key risk factors including family violence, parent-child relationships, and discipline practices. September 2008, 10 p. (Available in French)

Finding a Third Option: The Experience of the London Child Protection Mediation Project (PDF document)
Alison Cunningham and Judy van Leeuwen, Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System

This report describes a child protection mediation project which was delivered in London, Ontario. The details of the project are described including how cases were selected for mediation, case outcomes, the experiences of the participants involved, as well as the results of the mediations after a one-year follow up. Based on the 20 cases which were involved in the project, the authors provide a list of recommendations for communities who are interested in employing mediators when dealing with child protection issues. 2005, 214 p.

In the Best Interests of Women and Children: Exploring the Issue of “Failure to Protect” in the Acadian Peninsula (PDF document)
Norma Jean Profitt, Department of Social Work, St. Thomas University

This research report explores the issue of “failure to protect”. The report begins with a review of the literature on intimate partner violence (IPV) and the consequences to children who are exposed to IPV). It also discusses study findings which were collected through focus groups with workers in the area of child protection and welfare as well as with women who had received child protective services. Recommendations are made in light of study findings. 2008, 103 p. (Available in French (PDF document))

Ontario Child Welfare Eligibility Spectrum
Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies

This paper describes the “Eligibility Spectrum” used by community service providers in Ontario who deal with abused children. More specifically, this tool assists service providers in determining if the child requires services, what type of services they require, as well as which organization is most suited to deliver them. October 2006, 134 p. (Available in French)

Roots of Empathy – Report on Research 2009 (PDF document)
Roots of Empathy

This report provides information on the Roots of Empathy (ROE) program and its evaluation. ROE is an evidence-based classroom program designed to reduce levels of aggression and violence among school children while raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. 2009, 4 p. (Available in French (PDF document))

The Roots of Youth Violence
Ontario Government – Review of the Roots of Violence (The Honourable Roy McMurtry and Dr. Alvin Curling)

This report was commissioned by Ontario’s Premier, Dalton McGuinty, to examine the issue of youth violence in Ontario, the underlying related factors (including family factors), and ways to effectively prevent and address its occurrence. The report provides a wealth of knowledge on the subject including five volumes of information: 1) the findings, analysis and conclusions; 2) an executive summary; 3) a community perspectives report; 4) research papers; and 5) a literature review. 2008. (Available in French (PDF document))

Scientific-Based Crime Prevention: Scientific Basis, Trends, Results and Implications for Canada (PDF document)
Dr. Brandon Welsh. Prepared for National Crime Prevention Centre, Public Safety Canada

This report highlights current knowledge on effective interventions in preventing crime. It examines: school-based programs, family-based programs, community-based programs, and place-focused programs. June 2007, 61 p. (Available in French (PDF document))

Under the Radar: The Sexual Exploitation of Young Men – Western Canadian Edition (PDF document)
Dr. Susan McIntyre

This report provides an overview and comparison of issues surrounding the sexual exploitation of young men in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. It further provides insight for service providers on the needs of such individuals involved in the sexual exploitation trade. 2009, 88 p.

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