This tool has been developed with 12 youth who have lived and/or living experience of substance use living in Prince George, British Columbia, to support service environments that are accessible, inclusive, safe, and appropriate for youth who use substances.
This assessment tool can be used by any health and social services and programs that serve young people, including substance use services, mental health services, youth treatment services, harm reduction services, youth shelters, community health centres, social services, hospitals, emergency departments, etc.
This tool can help your organization or program identify:
- strengths and opportunities for improvement
- youth-informed recommendations to improve youth service experiences, including
- relevant training opportunities and toolkits,
- opportunities to collaborate with youth and other service organizations and,
- considerations when working with youth who use substances.
The Improving Treatment Together (ITT) Project aims to improve the experiences and outcomes of community-based services for young people who use opioids, their families, and service providers, using co-design methods. The ITT project is a collaboration between CCSA, Foundry BC, Foundry Kelowna, Foundry Prince George, Foundry Vancouver-Granville, and Foundry Victoria. The Youth Services Assessment Tool was developed in partnership with Foundry Prince George.