The order and the sequence of actions planned could be adjusted. We want to choose the next actions with our intersectoral partners and align ourselves with new ministerial priorities (eg. national DYP), as well as recommendations from the Commission Laurent. We will take the winter to make these adjustments.

Commit to a comprehensive approach for all children and their families in order to foster their development

Whether local or regional, from birth to adulthood, or from daycare to school, youth services must be structured within a continuum dedicated to the overall development of children. Improving knowledge, accessibility, and continuity of services depends on the contribution of all the actors involved with young people and families. Thus, the actions within this theme are based on:
  • Regional mobilization
  • Prevention and promotion

Thurst 1 Actions

Ongoing Actions

  • Establish an intersectoral youth governance structure.
    • To bring together all the partners concerned and ensure that decisions are taken in a concerted manner.
  • Develop a portrait of the characteristics of youth and their families in each local service network (LSN) (population characteristics, epidemiological profile, service use, etc.).
    • To know their real needs and adapt our services accordingly.
    • Create a bilingual web directory of resources for youth and their families.
      • To give them easy access to all the resources available in the Estrie territory.
    • Publicize the portal to youth services offered in proximity (1st line)
      • So that young people and their families know where to apply and what services are available to them.
    • Implement pregnancy notifications in all local service networks (LSNs) and follow-up mechanisms.
      • To identify families at risk and establish contact with them as early as possible.

    Actions to come

    • Integrate services for 18 to 21 year olds into the youth continuum.
      • To ensure continuity of services during the transition to adulthood.
    • Establish closer collaboration with family medicine groups (FMGs) and social pediatrics.
      • To make it easier for them to refer young people and their families to the youth services required by their situation.
    • Develop the trajectory of normal child development. 
      • This will provide areference point for youth teams and will allow for continued improvement of networking between partners in the youth continuum.
    • Develop a framework for the integrated continuum of the development for children and youths from the age of 0 to 21 years from the perspective of optimal child development.
      • To have a picture of the care and services available at each stage of a child's life and to determine how current projects fit with existing programs and services.
    • Implementation of the Triple P program (positive parenting practices)
      • The program aims to prevent serious behavioral, emotional and developmental problems in children by increasing the knowledge, skills and confidence of parents.