The Reconnect Toolkit has been developed for groups and communities across the country interested in exploring early intervention and prevention as methods of responding to homeless and at risk youth. The Toolkit is based on Eva’s Family Reconnect Program and was created to inform program development and broad community responses.
It can be used in part or in whole – to inform counselling approaches with individual youth, to shift a team’s focus towards prevention and work with families, or to develop a new early intervention and prevention program. It is intended to be adapted by groups and communities to suit their community needs, and those of the young people with whom they work.
The Reconnect Toolkit was developed because of the interest expressed by community agencies in prevention work. With project funding received from the Homelessness Partnering Secretariat, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) we were able to undertake this project. The Reconnect Toolkit project included: a review of research – both national and international – and stakeholder interviews with other service providers. The information from the research and interviews was incorporated into the development of this resource.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Government of Canada in the development of this resource, and wish to thank the many stakeholders who agreed to speak with us about their work and the needs of the young people in their communities.
For more information please contact:Melanie Redman
National Initiatives Program
416-977-4497 ext. 127