Student Well-Being

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Promoting Active Participation of Children and Youth

As is highlighted in the Elements of Student Well-Being chart, child and youth well-being is measured, in part, by a child or youth's sense of agency within his/her life. Consulting with children and youth and engaging them in decisions regarding their lives is one way to promote their agency. It is important to remember that children and youth:

  • Know what the different risks are for them

  • Have a sense of dangerous places, people and situations

Often, children and youth have good ideas about ways to address these issues – ideas that might not occur to adults because they do not have the same perspectives as the students. Module 3 explores the need to particularly involve girls in the identification of protection risks and the development of protection strategies.