Knowledge Synthesis Reports

The CYCC Network knowledge synthesis reports bring together examples of best and promising practice for working with young people in challenging contexts. We’ve created summary documents, policy checklists, and videos to help you easily access the report findings and implement this knowledge into your own work.

The Knowledge Synthesis Process

These comprehensive reports are carefully researched in three different methodological stages:

  • Scoping Review
  • Environmental Scan
  • Case Examples

These stages capture the three types of knowledge that the CYCC Network focusses on: Evidence-based practice, Practice-based evidence, and Local Knowledge.

Best practices emerge within the synthesis of these different types of knowledge.

The reports are written by research assistants and supervised by a steering committee of academics, service providers, students, and policy makers. The Youth Advisory Committee also provides insight and feedback throughout the development of these reports.

Finally, workshops with youth and service providers connected to the Network are used to review and refine the report recommendations.

Reports & Resources

Click on the buttons below to browse our knowledge synthesis resources by document type. Our summary documents and checklists are also available in French.

Report Summaries
Full Reports

Click on the images below to find the full reports, summary documents, checklists, and videos for each report topic.

Reporting on effective supportive service environments to help children and youth with complex needs.

Reporting on effective strategies and programs for violence prevention to help children and youth in disasters and complex emergencies.

Reporting on effective strategies and programs that help children and youth access the mental health information they need.

Reporting on effective challenges and effective ethical approaches to conducting research involving children and youth in challenging contexts.

Reporting on effective strategies that help children and youth who have been exposed to violence overcome trauma and feel safe in their families, schools, and communities.

Reporting on innovative technologies that are effective in helping children and youth in the most challenging of contexts nurture resilience, prevent mental health problems, and build a special place for themselves in their communities.

Reporting on strategies that work at engaging children and youth in challenging contexts as full members of their communities and ending their feelings of disempowerment and abandonment.