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
Recension des études évaluatives des interventions de groupe destinées aux enfants de six à douze ans victimes d'agression sexuelle

Simoneau, Ann Claude
Hébert, Martine
Tourigny, Marc

Journal article
Risk Factors for Dating Violence Among Teenage Girls Under Child Protective Services

Manseau, Hélène
Fernet, Mylène
Hébert, Martine
Collin-Vézina, Delphine
Blais, Martin

Journal article
Short-Term Correlates of Child Sexual Abuse: An Exploratory Study Predicting Girls' Academic, Cognitive, and Social Functioning One Year Later

Daigneault, Isabelle
Hébert, Martine

Journal article
The use of the NICHD protocol to enhance the quantity of details obtained from children with low verbal abilities in investigative interviews: A pilot study

Dion, Jacinthe
Cyr, Mireille

Journal article
Universal child care, maternal labor supply, and family well-being

Baker, Michael
Gruber, Jonathan
Milligan, Kevin

Journal article
What Predicts Injury from Physical Punishment? A Test of the Typologies of Violence Hypothesis

Gonzalez, Miriam
Durrant, Joan E.
Chabot, Martin
Trocme, Nico
Brown, Jason

Book chapter
Agression sexuelle et symptômes de dissociation chez des filles d’âge scolaire

Collin-Vézina, Delphine
Hébert, Martine
Brabant, Marie-Ève

Journal article
Characteristics differentiating neglected children from other reported children

Mayer, Micheline
Lavergne, Chantal
Tourigny, Marc
Wright, John

Journal article
Child physical abuse with and without other forms of maltreatment: Dysfunctionality versus dysnormality

Larrivée, Marie-Claude
Tourigny, Marc
Bouchard, Camil

Journal article
Dix années de recherche à l'IRDS pour contrer les méfaits de la violence chez les jeunes des Centres jeunesse

Bigras, Marc