Ultimately, every person will have their own perspective on how well Halton youth are doing and some issues will be perceived as more important than others. Regardless of any perspective, the next step is to share the insights gained from this bulletin and begin conversations about what the results mean and how we might respond. Based on these conversations, you will determine which issues you need to act upon.
This is referred to as “turning the curve”. In other words, you want to take action on indicators that reflect a negative trend in order to turn the trend or curve in a more positive direction. The following is an easy tool designed by Mark Friedman, developer of Results Based Accountability (www.raguide.org), that can move you from talk to action in 45 to 60 minutes. We suggest you use this tool as a way to discuss the results in this bulletin and the detailed data available online at www.ourkidsnetwork.ca.
Advancing beyond this data
As you take the steps to move the data into action, consider reflecting on what we still need to understand.
Suggested citation: Our Kids Network (2023). Supporting Families to Champion Positive Youth Development. 2021 Halton Youth Impact Survey.