Rate of Symptoms of Dual Diagnosis in the Child Welfare System in Canada : Profile of Adolescents and their Caregiver in the CIS-2003
Référence bibliographique 
Shames, Linda. 2007. «Rate of Symptoms of Dual Diagnosis in the Child Welfare System in Canada : Profile of Adolescents and their Caregiver in the CIS-2003». Mémoire de maîtrise, Montréal, Université McGill, École de travail social.
Intentions : «The purpose of this study is to ascertain the extent to which symptoms indicative of [the coexistence of mental illness and substance abuse] prevail among adolescents who come into contact with the child welfare system and to gain a better understanding of their profile, as well as the profile of their caregiver.» (p. 11)
Questions/Hypothèses : «1. What proportion of adolescents referred to the child welfare system exhibit symptoms indicative of a dual diagnosis (both a mental health and substance abuse disorder)? 2. What are the characteristics of these adolescents and their caregiver? 3. How does the child welfare system respond to these youth (services referrals, placements and court)? 4. What is the relationship between dual diagnosis and child maltreatment?» (p. 11)
Échantillon/Matériau : 14 200 child maltreatment investigations across Canada reported by the Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (CIS-2003) of the Public Health Agency of Canada
Type de traitement des données: Analyse statistique
The author first assesses the rate of adolescents who show symptoms of dual diagnosis (DD) among the 4381 adolescents of the CIS-2003 investigations (4.4%). She then compares the profile of adolescents with dual diagnosis with the profile of three other groups of adolescents identified in the CIS-2003 : adolescents with mental health diagnosis; with substance abuse diagnosis, and with other diagnosis. The results show that «[...] adolescents with symptoms indicative of DD are more likely to come from two parent blended step families and less likely to come from lone mother families than those in the other 3 groups.» (p. 65) As for the main caregiver of the adolescent, the results show that when its «[...] risk factor were compared across the 4 groups, the proportion of those presenting with alcohol abuse, maltreatment as a child, and victim of domestic violence was highest in the DD group when compared to the other 3 groups.» (p. 65)