Quebec

The Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services (Ministère de la Santé et Services sociaux) is responsible for providing protection services to children and youth in accordance with the mandate outlined in the Youth Protection Act. There are currently 16 Youth Centres (YC) and three multi-mission centres across the province.  Both of these centres are responsible for services under the Youth Protection Act as well as the Youth Criminal Justice Act (2002). In each centre, there is a director of youth protection (DYP) who is responsible for enforcing the Youth Protection Act. The DYP also has the powers of a provincial director under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. In the youth protection system in Quebec, the intervention process consists of the following stages: receiving and processing a report (intake), evaluating the situation (investigation), orienting the child (intervention planning), and implementing interventions and reviewing the situation. These stages are carried out in separate administrative units, except for the evaluation and orientation stages which are carried out by the same workers. For more information, please see the information sheet on Quebec's child welfare system.

Title Authors Year of Publication
Journal article
Temporary placements: A crisis-management strategy for physically abused children?

Hébert, Sophie T.
Hélie, Sonia
Esposito, Tonino

Report
Quebec Incidence Study 2014 (ÉIQ-2014): Provincial Portrait

Hélie, Sonia
Collin-Vézina, Delphine
Turcotte, Daniel
Trocmé, Nico
Esposito, Tonino
Girouard, Nadine

Report
Quebec Incidence Study 2014 (ÉIQ-2014): Highlights

Hélie, Sonia
Collin-Vézina, Delphine
Turcotte, Daniel
Trocmé, Nico
Girouard, Nadine

Report
Quebec Incidence Study 2014 (ÉIQ-2014): Appendices

Hélie, Sonia
Collin-Vézina, Delphine
Turcotte, Daniel
Trocmé, Nico
Girouard, Nadine

Report
Étude d’incidence québécoise sur les situations évaluées en protection de la jeunesse en 2014 (ÉIQ-2014): Rapport Final

Hélie, Sonia
Collin-Vézina, Delphine
Turcotte, Daniel
Trocmé, Nico
Girouard, Nadine

Journal article
Out-of-home placement and regional variations in poverty and health and social services spending: A multilevel analysis

Esposito, Tonino
Chabot, Martin
Rothwell, David W.
Trocmé, Nico
Delaye, Ashleigh

Journal article
Placement stability, cumulative time in care, and permanency: Using administrative data from CPS to track placement trajectories

Hélie, Sonia
Poirier, Marie-Andrée
Esposito, Tonino
Turcotte, Daniel

Report
Quebec Incidence Study 2014 (ÉIQ-2014): Final Report

Hélie, Sonia
Collin-Vézina, Delphine
Turcotte, Daniel
Trocmé, Nico
Girouard, Nadine

Journal article
The placement trajectories of youth served by child protection for sexual abuse

Esposito, Tonino
Delaye, Ashleigh
Chabot, Martin
Trocmé, Nico
Collin-Vézina, Delphine
Simpson, Megan

Journal article
Abused women and the threat of parental alienation: Shelter workers' perspectives

Lapierre, Simon
Côté, Isabelle