Our research program seeks to address the following questions:
(a) What opportunities for learning and development are offered by RILS programs? What strategies are most highly used by those delivering these programs?
(b) What are the experiences and perceptions of youth prior to, during, and following participation in a RILS program? What are the expectations and experiences of their parents?
(c) What changes in outcomes are observed, including self-determination and self-efficacy?
To date we have completed three studies, the Youth Retrospective Study, the Service Providers’ Expertise Study and the Youth Prospective Study. You can find descriptions of the studies under Project Summaries. Plain language summaries of the findings are available, as well as links to publications that have come out of our work and research tools that have been developed by members of the OIPR team and used in our research.