Expert: Quebec’s youth and child protection services


Published: 11Nov2019

Quebec’s commission into youth rights and protection continues its public consultations across the province in an effort to identify challenges facing its youth protection services. Created in response to the death of a seven-year-old girl in Granby in April, the commission will hear from youth, families, experts and caseworkers. (Montreal Gazette)

Here is an expert from McGill University that can provide comment on this issue:

Delphine Collin-Vézina, Director, Centre for Research on Children and Families, McGill University

“More emphasis must be placed on training care workers and foster families on the signs and symptoms of trauma. We must go beyond the behavioural challenges children and youth in care often present, and adopt a whole-person approach that will promote healing.”

Delphine Collin-Vézina is a licensed clinical psychologist, Tier II Canada Research Chair in Child Welfare, Associate Professor in the McGill School of Social Work and recently appointed the Nicolas Steinmetz and Gilles Julien Chair in Social Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics. Her research interests include clinical topics related to child maltreatment, child sexual abuse, and trauma.

delphine.collin-vezina [at] (English, French)

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