It Matters to Me: Informing Youth Services Delivery

IT MATTERS TO ME: INFORMING YOUTH SERVICES DELIVERY 28 dedicating their time and wisdom for my project. Even though the lunch was scheduled for 30 minutes, participants stayed up to one hour engaging in conversations. Feedback shared from the participants was that they appreciated the aptitude of the facilitator who had created a space where participants felt safe to share experiences and information while she skillfully moved the group along the process of the session. Data Analysis Data from both the survey and the focus group were synthesized and analyzed by members of the inquiry team. This was achieved by me working with them to create themes and patterns from the research data. The enquiry team member, who was instrumental in gathering participants for the focus study, sent the established themes to members of the focus group to verify the accuracy of the established themes. The themes were used to inform research findings and conclusions. Research findings and conclusions were used by my research partner and me to develop research recommendations that informed the knowledge exchange, which is a PowerPoint presentation that includes an illustration of a Surrey YISH, based on the findings of the research. The recommendations established by this research were used by OCS to inform Surrey service providers who sit at the Surrey White Rock Youth Integrated Services Collaborative (SWRYISC) by providing recommendations on how to inform the redesign of services for Surrey youth. Ethical Considerations I ensured that I considered the core principles of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, & Social Sciences, & Humanities Research Council of Canada [Tri-Council], 2014) of “Respect for persons, Concern for welfare, [and] Justice” (p. 6). Project participants involved in this ELP were provided with an overview of

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