How to Access the YAP

Use of the YAP is free. There is a mandatory two day in person training in order to use the tool. The training explains the development of the tool, philosophy of assessment, and practice using the tool. It is recommended that at least two staff attend the training. There is no maximum number of attendees. After the training there is a certification process required that enables certified users to train other staff to use the YAP. This requires the submission of three completed YAP assessments each done with a co-assessor along with the completion of a certification assessment summary form.

After the in person training has been completed, organizations will have full access to the YAP tool assessment forms and this site. Post training support is available through Walhron Psychological & Assessment Services. Please contact us for more info.

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Walrhon Psychological & Assessment Services

WalRhon Psychological and Assessment Services is a private organization delivering services in a variety of areas from clinical psychological and therapy supports to training, consultation, and assessment related to homelessness. WalRhon works from a Healing Centred Engagement perspective which promotes recovery and quality of life improvement by acknowledging and enhancement of existing personal strengths and goals of those being served. WalRhon not only works with individuals directly but also works to provide individuals, programs, and communities with tools and resources that help to enhance their own practice and improve the systems they work in.

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A Way Home Canada

We are dedicated to preventing and ending youth homelessness in Canada. We inspire and enable communities and all levels of government to organize, plan and implement strategies to address youth homelessness in a coordinated, measurable and impactful way. We believe that we need to move away from simply “managing” the problem of youth homelessness through emergency services and move towards a more proactive, rights-based approach that focuses on prevention (stopping young people from becoming homeless in the first place) and helping those who are homeless move into housing with supports as rapidly as possible and in a safe and planned way.

Canadian Observatory on Homelessness

The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (COH) is a non-partisan research and policy partnership between academics, policy and decision makers, service providers and people with lived experience of homelessness. In an effort to bridge the gap between research, policy and practice, the COH goes beyond the mandate of a traditional research institute. As the largest homelessness-dedicated research institute in the world, we support service providers, policy makers, and governments to improve their capacity to end homelessness. Our philosophy is simple: through research, evaluation and design, we can develop evidence-based solutions and together, solve homelessness.

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