Research studies conducted at the Montréal West Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre were presented during a symposium at the 84th Conference of the ACFAS titled: Les approches participatives d’analyse de données comme levier pour soutenir les pratiques et politiques prometteuses en protection de la jeunesse : bilan de dix années fructueuses.
The symposium, led by Dr. Delphine Collin-Vézina, Director of the McGill Centre for Research on Children and Families, brought together researchers, workers, managers and graduate students from different regions of Québec. Participants examined participatory approaches to data analysis in youth protection contexts and exchanged views on:
- conditions required to develop successful partnerships;
- challenges and ethical issues related to the development of such initiatives;
- optimal use of the data generated to ensure the advancement of knowledge and practices.
Assunta (Sue) Gallo, Director of Youth Protection/Provincial Director, Linda See, Assistant to the Director of Youth Protection, and Leigh Garland, Chief, Evaluation-Orientation from the Montréal West Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre presented, along with partner researchers and students, some very interesting projects concerning: the youth protection client satisfaction survey, the assessment of the neglect framework implementation, as well as the deployment of clinical integration teams to develop evidence-based practices in cases of sexual abuse and exposure to sexual violence.