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The information contained in this website has been adapted into print documents that can be viewed or printed directly from this page. These print documents consist of four fact sheets and a synthesis document.

The four short fact sheets correspond to the four transitions children navigate as they develop into healthy adults. The fact sheets are intended for community leaders, professionals, parents and other interested adults in families, communities, schools and workplaces. They are written in clear language and take a practical approach to how all sectors can work together to improve the well-being of children and youth.

The synthesis document will help policy makers and funders in the broad field of child and youth development better make sense of which policies should be created and which strategies should be funded. While this synthesis includes a lot of information, it does not pretend to cover all of the issues relating to the broad intersectoral field of healthy child development. What the document does do, is use this website’s conceptual framework to logically organize a very large body of literature. Key points are referenced in the synthesis and a fuller set of references is available on this Wwebsite, by visiting the References page.

To view either a PDF (Portable Document Format) version of the four fact sheets or the synthesis document or a plain text version, follow the directions outlined below.

PDF version

By clicking on one of the green boxes below, a PDF copy of the synthesis report or one of the four fact sheets can be viewed or printed. Viewing a PDF document allows you to see the document exactly as it was laid out originally - colour and graphics included. To view or print a PDF document you need Adobe Acrobat reader on your computer.

To download a free copy of Adobe's Acrobat Reader software, go to Adobe's Website. Once you reach the Adobe site just follow the three easy steps. After you have viewed or printed the document you selected simply use your browser's "Back" key to return to this page to view another document.

If you do not wish to download Adobe Acrobat reader, a set of plain text documents can be found further down on this page.

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Due to its size, downloading the synthesis document may take a few minutes.

Synthesis (PDF)

Transiton 1 (PDF)
Transiton 2 (PDF)
Transiton 3 (PDF)
Transiton 4 (PDF)

Plain text version

To view a copy of the synthesis document or one of the four fact sheets directly on your browser, click on one of the blue buttons below. You will be able to print the documents but they will appear in a regular, text only word processing style. They will open in a new browser window. To return to this page, close the new window.


Transiton 1
Transiton 2
Transiton 3
Transiton 4