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dc.contributor.authorO'Reilly, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-07T16:27:22Z
dc.date.available2017-04-07T16:27:22Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/72823
dc.description.abstractThere is relatively little research focusing on how social programs influence multiple dimensions of youth’s health. This study explored one community-based program aimed at inner-city youth in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The purpose was to understand, from the parents’ perspectives, how they think the Hope Blooms program influenced (if at all) their children’s health (i.e. physical, social, mental, emotional, and spiritual health). A qualitative study was undertaken, which involved one interview with the Program Director, and nine face-to-face interviews with parents who, in 2015, had children ages 10 to17 participating in Hope Blooms. Parents argued that Hope Blooms provides their children with access to some key resources (e.g. healthy food) and many opportunities (e.g. having a voice). This in turn has created positive changes for the youth and better health across multiple dimensions. These findings may help to inform programs seeking to improve the health of youth living in low-income communities.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectYouthen_US
dc.subjectInner-city Youthen_US
dc.subjectTeenagersen_US
dc.subjectCommunity-based programsen_US
dc.subjectSocial programsen_US
dc.subjectStrengths-based Programsen_US
dc.subjectHealthen_US
dc.subjectWell-beingen_US
dc.subjectPublic health--Social aspectsen_US
dc.subjectImproving Healthen_US
dc.subjectAfter-school programs-Nova Scotia
dc.titlePlanting Seeds for Healthy Youth: Exploring Parents' Perceptions of a Community-Based Program in Halifax, Nova Scotiaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.defence2017-03-02
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Health & Human Performanceen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerJeff Karabanowen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorLynn Robinsonen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerSusan Hutchinsonen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerKaren Gallanten_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorLois Jacksonen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalReceiveden_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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