Adolescent Health & Safety
The Canadian Paediatric Society works to ensure that health professionals, parents and others who care for adolescents have timely and credible resources on adolescent health, safety and mental health.
Practice tools & guidelines
- Position statements from the CPS Adolescent Health Committee.
- Healthy active living: Physical activity guidelines for children and adolescents
- Greig Health Record: An evidence-based health promotion guide for clinicians caring for children and adolescents aged 6-17 years.
- Canadian Paediatric Surveillance Program: Studies on bulimic eating disorders and conversion disorder in children and youth.
Information for sharing with parents and caregivers
- Caring for Kids: Printable fact sheets for parents and teens on topics such as injury prevention, adolescent vaccines and other teen health issues such as tobacco, cannabis, sleep, sexual orientation, e-cigarettes, gambling, energy drinks and sports drinks, social media and how to talk to teens.
- A series of videos featuring Canadian paediatricians on various topics, including mental health.
- Are We Doing Enough? The CPS status report on public policy and child and youth health rates how governments are doing in many areas that affect adolescent health and well-being, including immunization, measures to reduce and prevent adolescent smoking and injury prevention.
- Drug Free Kids Canada
- Mental Health Resource Centre (SickKids)
- Evergreen (Youth Mental Health Framework)
- Right By You (Partners for Mental Health)
- Teen Mental Health
- Guide to Facilitate Discussions about Youth Cannabis Use in Your Community (Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse)
- Youth health (Health Canada)