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.

Consolidate and deploy a social safety net around children and their families in vulnerable situations. In order to ensure that children in vulnerable situations and their families get the services they need as soon as possible, it is necessary to act upstream, strengthen community-based interventions, and reduce barriers to access to services. To achieve this, we are counting on:
  • Screening
  • Early intervention
  • Concerted intervention

Thurst 2 Actions

Ongoing Actions

  • Implement a pilot project by the youth access teams in two LSNs.
    • To offer immediate support to users waiting for their first service in 1st-line care.
  • Designate a provider navigator in all cases involving two or more providers intervening with a family.
    • To ensure coordination between the various providers and the continuity of services. The provider navigator is a facilitator, acting as a reference point for the family.
  • Introduce customized mechanisms for transfers between services, departments, and sectors.
    • In order to facilitate the transfer of information and establish a bond of trust between the youth and the new provider.
  • Set up a support and guidance structure for individualized service plans (ISPs).
    • In order to improve cooperation between the providers in the various services or resources, as well as in managing complex cases.
  • Implement and enhance the Agir tôt program.
    • This program aims at identifying gaps in early childhood development at the earliest possible stage in order to make referrals to services that meet the needs of the child and his or her family.
  • Deploy the Programme québécois pour les troubles mentaux (PQPTM) throughout youth services.
    • This program aims to eliminate user waiting times by offering services in a step-by-step care approach. 
  • Deploy the Aire ouverte 12-25 ans project.
    • Makes services more accessible to teens and young adults by making them available in one place. 

Actions to come

  • Set up a structure and tools for harmonized support and clinical accompaniment for all youth sectors.
    • In order to improve the quality of interventions.
  • Set up a pilot project for joint positions for school psychosocial workers in schools and the CIUSSS de l'Estrie – CHUS.
    • To improve identification, screening, and effectiveness of interventions for children. 
  • Consolidate and harmonize the negligence intervention program across the jurisdiction.
    • To strengthen the integration, connection, and collaboration between the various sectors (daycare services, schools, social pediatric centres, etc.).
  • Review and adjust service coverage schedules for youth and their families. 
    • In order to make them more adapted to their situations, and therefore more accessible.
  • Integrate nurses into jeunes en difficulté (JED) teams.
    • To provide physical health support to families to complement psychosocial services for youth with adjustment issues. 
  • Develop postnatal and youth nutrition services.
    • To respond to the nutritional problems of families as quickly as possible, thus promoting better development of toddlers.
  • Develop a service offer in youth occupational therapy.
    • To better prevent, assess, and address specific developmental difficulties or delays in children aged 5 to 18 years.
  • Establish links with external partners (schools, carrefours jeunesse emploi, etc.) to ensure a transition for young people aged 18 to 21 years old.
    • To provide intensive support for the transition to adulthood, a pivotal stage in a young person's life.
  • Develop the service offer of community organizers specific to youth and families.
    • These professionals maintain close ties with the community environment and promote community development.
  • Develop a negligence trajectory based on the provincial reference trajectory and adjust it to the needs of each local service network (LSN).
    • To ensure a better coordination of care and services. 
  • Implementation of the SIAM (services intégrés en abus et maltraitance - integrated services in abuse and maltreatment) and possible link with multisectoral agreement  

    • A place where abused children and adolescents (physical abuse, sexual abuse and serious neglect), as well as their families, can receive the help of a multidisciplinary team under one roof. This is done in order to avoid revictimizing the child. In addition, support is provided to non-abusing parents to facilitate the optimal recovery of the youth.

  • Implementation of the SOCEN (S'occuper des enfants - Caring for children) approach    

    • The goal is to improve the experiences and living conditions of a child in care, thus contributing to his or her optimal development and resilience. This approach is based on the principle that a child in care is entitled to the same quality of care from the parental surrogates who care for them as they would receive from caring parents. In this way, a true partnership is created around and with the child, through the concerted action of all the actors concerned by his or her development.