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dc.contributor.authorMakin, Alexander
dc.contributor.otherQueen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Theses (Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.))en
dc.date2012-07-30 22:55:29.988en
dc.date2012-08-04 13:28:45.395en
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T20:58:23Z
dc.date.available2012-08-09T20:58:23Z
dc.date.issued2012-08-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/7359
dc.descriptionThesis (Master, Education) -- Queen's University, 2012-08-04 13:28:45.395en
dc.description.abstractIn the current study I explore the 'high-risk youth' label and why and how it is applied to young people in relation to community supports and service providers. Particularly, implications of this label are examined by detailing The Centre, a youth outreach, as an alternative to conventional approaches from community supports and service providers towards meeting the health needs of young people. The Centre is a pseudonym. Using a youth engagement model as an approach to harm reduction, The Centre appointed two experienced service users in leadership positions as peers to contribute towards developing programmes and delivering services. Collaborating with both peers at The Centre, the following research questions were explored: a) What do the peers understand as "good health"?; and, b) What do the peers identify and describe as barriers to attaining what they understand as "good health". With the use of Photovoice, a Participatory Action Research (PAR) method, the peers answer these questions by identifying and describing multiple themes through discussions of often complex and intersecting realities in regards to what they voice as their own health needs. By presenting the peers voice as captured through discussion, I provide an explanation for social exclusion from processes that define them and their needs as a fundamental determinant of health.en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian thesesen
dc.rightsThis publication is made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws without written authority from the copyright owner.en
dc.subjectSociologyen_US
dc.subjectEducationen_US
dc.subjectHealthen_US
dc.subjectSocial Worken_US
dc.subjectYouthen_US
dc.titleThe 'high-risk youth' label: A constructive critiqueen_US
dc.typethesisen_US
dc.description.degreeMasteren
dc.contributor.supervisorLewis, Magda Gereen
dc.contributor.departmentEducationen


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