Building research capacity with First Nations and mainstream youth protection services in Quebec
|Principal Investigator:||Nico Trocmé|
D. Collin-Vézina, B. Fallon, L. Lach, H. MacIntosh, D. Rothwell, C. Blackstock,
E. Bouchard, L. Coughlin, H. Montgomery, N. Rosebush, S. Sinclair,
|Funding Source:||Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada|
The partnership has been developed to better understand the dynamics and outcomes of child protection services delivered to First Nations (FN) and non-FN children and to support youth protection (YP) organizations' capacity to conduct such research. Although there is a wealth of administrative and census data available that could inform service planning and policy making, YP organizations have not had the analytic tools or training required to make effective use of these data. By creating a cross-sector collaboration between researchers, provincial service associations and direct service providers, the proposed partnership will address the following objectives: (1) understand the dynamics and outcomes of child protection services delivered to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children; (2) support FN and YP organizations' capacity to analyze clinical, administrative and appropriate population statistics to support them in planning and evaluating their programs and services; and (3) train researchers in longitudinal and ecological methods using administrative data within a participatory research approach.