For young people in BC to thrive and become healthy and contributing adults, they need caring, supportive relationships; opportunities to grow, develop, and challenge themselves; and the resources to participate in their community. Providing these supports can also reduce a wide range of health-risk behaviours.
This poster series shares data from the 2018 BC Adolescent Health Survey (BC AHS) about youth’s experiences with supportive adults in their schools and communities, and highlights the positive role such adults can play in youth's lives.
Supporting BC youth poster series
The 2018 BC AHS was completed by over 38,000 young people aged 12–19 in 58 of BC’s 60 school districts. The survey was developed in consultation with young people, parents, and other experts in youth health. It was administered by Public Health Nurses and Public Health Resource Nurses to students in mainstream public schools in 2018. For more information about the survey, and to view additional fact sheets and posters, click here.