Un défi de taille pour les centres jeunesse. Intervenir auprès des parents ayant un trouble de personnalité limite

Journal article
Canadian CW research

Laporte, Lise

Santé mentale au Québec, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp. 97-114

An explanatory survey conducted among 68 child welfare workers of the Montreal Youth Centre - Research Institute reveals that 39% of the 1030 children in their charge have at least one parent suffering from a mental health problem. Among these parents, 48% of mothers and 30% of fathers have a personality disorder, the majority of them suffering from a borderline personality disorder. This problem is of a strong concern because of its magnitude, its impact on children and workers, and the difficulties to intervene on parents in the context of authority and among an improperly adapted organization. A few benchmarks are presented to guide such intervention as well as future challenges and implications.

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