Welcome to CERPYD


The Centre of Education and Research on Positive Youth Development (CERPYD) at Lakehead University is focused on generating, disseminating and applying knowledge about children and adolescents and their well-being.

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Centre Initiatives


The Centre of Education and Research on Positive Youth Development at Lakehead University is focused on generating, disseminating and applying knowledge about children and adolescents and their well-being.

Our Initiatives

Student Opportunities


Student researchers at CERPYD are able to access various senior researchers in an atmosphere of constant support; this guidance is invaluable. Also, CERPYD fosters an environment of mutual learning and support among fellow students that prevents the feeling of isolation that is common with student research.

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The Strengths Assessment Inventory


The researchers at the Centre have developed a 124 item strengths-based assessment tool, the Strength Assessment Inventory (SAI), which measures youth strengths in 11 domains of their everyday life, including school, home, leisure activities, friendship and self-identity.

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Defining Strengths


The strength-based perspective is "essentially an approach rather than a well-integrated theory" (Van Wormer & Rae Davis, 2003, p.21), as there is no single, agreed upon definition or formulation of its procedures.

Defining Strengths

Get In Touch


Phone:
(807) 343-8196

Email:
cerpyd@lakeheadu.ca

Address:
955 Oliver Rd
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
P7B 5E1