Are Ecological and Social Models Influencing Prevention Practices? An Overview of the State of Affairs in Quebec for Child, Youth and Family Intervention

Are Ecological and Social Models Influencing Prevention Practices? An Overview of the State of Affairs in Quebec for Child, Youth and Family Intervention

Are Ecological and Social Models Influencing Prevention Practices? An Overview of the State of Affairs in Quebec for Child, Youth and Family Intervention

Are Ecological and Social Models Influencing Prevention Practices? An Overview of the State of Affairs in Quebec for Child, Youth and Family Interventions

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Journal of Primary Prevention, vol. 21, no 1, p. 101-125.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
« The purpose of this study is [...] to draw a profile of a range of promotion and prevention projects implemented in various regions of Quebec, which directly or indirectly target 0-18 years-olds and their families [...] » (p. 105)

Questions/Hypothèses :
« Interventions increasingly target family living environments as well as larger political, economic, social, and cultural contexts. Have these new targets significantly changed our analysis of the problems and our approaches to intervention? Are these conceptual efforts to broaden promotion and prevention models in fact influencing practices? Are the macro-social causes of problems being considered? What kind of impact does this ecological model have on the range of strategies deployed? In sum, are promotion and prevention practioners in Qubec equipped both conceptually (with theories about the problems) and strategically (with theories about intervention know-how) to deal successfully with the new challenge they face? » (p. 105)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
Projet de promotion et de prévention implantés au Québec dont la cible est les enfants de 0 à 18 ans et leur famille.

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse de contenu

3. Résumé


« This paper presents the findings of a study designed to increase empirical knowledge of prevention and promotion practices targeted directly or indirectly at children, youth, and their families in the province of Quebec. A profile of these practices emerged from our analysis of the problems and concerns addressed by projects and programs in Quebec, targets for action, activites, strategies, links between organizations, and types of funding. These prevention and promotion practices are discussed in light of recent analyses and critiques in this field. It is hoped that this examination will encourage a healty criticism of preventive efforts in Quebec, broadens of the scope of our interventions, and stimulate the creation of links between the actors involved in the welfare of children, youth and families. »