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4.01 Leisure activities reduce self-destructive behaviour in youth by serving as an antidote to smoking, substance abuse, suicide, and depression. (recreation, sports, arts, culture)

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  2. [English] Improving the Health of Young Canadians
    2007 - Canada

    Positive relationships, opportunities competencies, values and self-perceptions help adolescents succeed....the more of these assets adolescents possess, the greater their likelihood of engaging in...

  3. [English] Culture and recreation : links to well-being
    2004 - Canada

    Culture and recreation contribute immeasurably to the health of individuals and of communities by keeping them alive and well.
    1.  Recreation and play are particularly important for healthy...

  4. [English] Edmonton Arts & Youth Feasibility Study. Final Report
    2005 - Canada

    Improvements identified by youth and staff as part of the youth arts engagement study: improved art skills, problem-solving capacity, ability to work with others, cooperation and respect for other...

  5. [English] Arts and culture in medicine and health: A survey research paper
    2005 - Canada

    Arts and culture have important contributions to make to at least seven of the twelve determinants of health defined by Health Canada. Research in the United Kingdom and the United States is...

  6. [English] Mingling, observing, and lingering: Everyday public spaces and their implications for well-being and
    2007 - England

    A wide range of everyday public open spaces were perceived as having a positive influence on both individual well-being and community life. Some people derived restorative benefits from the...

  7. [English] Active Community Environments and Health: The Relationship of Walkable and Safe Communities to Indiv
    2006 - USA

    The ACES literature suggests that individuals will be healthier if they live in communities that promote exercise and activity. Two key elements of such active environments are walkability and...

  8. [English] Perceived environment and physical activity in youth
    2004 - Canada

    This study revealed the perceived importance of school environment as a key environmental component in explaining physical activity behaviour. Research interventions, programs and policies may do...

  9. [English] Art and Wellbeing: A Guide to the Connections between Community Cultural Development and Health, Eco
    2004 - Australia

    Direct involvement by communities in arts activity can contribute significantly to individual and community wellbeing and can enhance the efforts of government agencies in realizing their policies...

  10. [English] A Literature Review of the Evidence Base for Culture, the Arts and Sport Policy
    2004 - Scotland

    Scotland’s Centre for Cultural Policy review of the social and economic impacts of culture, the arts and sport provided robust research evidence, both national and international, on the reduction...

  11. [English] Social and Economic Value of Public Libraries, Museums, Arts and Sport in Northern Ireland Phase I:
    2008 - Ireland

    Arts can help combat crime, and anti-social behaviour as well as foster social cohesion and integration.

  12. [English] Outcome-Based Evaluation of a Social Skills Program Using Art Therapy and Group Therapy for Children
    2008 - USA

    Participation in the program resulted in significant improvement in assertion scores, coupled with decreased internalizing behaviors, hyperactivity scores, and problem behavior scores in the...

  13. [English] Thriving Arts : Thriving Small Communities
    2006 - USA

    The arts help to instill self-discipline, teamwork, improved mental and physical health, as well as greater civic engagement. In addition to supporting basic academic skills, the arts contribute...

Leadership Provided By:

  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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