Fathers’ Integration in Quebec’s Perinatal and Early Childhood Public Policies

Fathers’ Integration in Quebec’s Perinatal and Early Childhood Public Policies

Fathers’ Integration in Quebec’s Perinatal and Early Childhood Public Policies

Fathers’ Integration in Quebec’s Perinatal and Early Childhood Public Policiess

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St-Arneault, Kate, de Montigny, Francine et Villeneuve, Raymond. 2014. «Fathers’ Integration in Quebec’s Perinatal and Early Childhood Public Policies ». Revue canadienne de santé publique / Canadian Journal of Public Health, vol. 105, no 1, p. e37-e39.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«This article looks specifically at the role given to fathers in Quebec’s 2003-2012 National Public Health Program and the 2008-2018 Perinatal Health Care Policy.» (p. e37)

Questions/Hypothèses :
La recherche est basée sur le questionnement suivant: «How does Quebec’s public policy support paternal involvement in young families today?» (p. e37)

2. Méthode


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3. Résumé


À la lumière de leurs recherches, les auteurs constatent que bien que les autorités gouvernementales visent à optimiser l’implication des pères dans l’éducation de leurs enfants, les mesures pour les y inciter évoluent lentement. «[In conclusion,] new fathers may be less present than mothers in perinatal services owing to the constraints of their jobs, but it is nonetheless the case that they want to be involved with their children, that some will need support to succeed in doing so, and that in the end it is their children, their family and society as a whole who will benefit if we support them better in their parental roles. For this, we believe it is urgent to: a) integrate paternal realities into the next National Public Health Program; b) adapt the strategies of the National Public Health Program to fathers’ specific issues so that the mother is no longer considered the sole primary parent; c) set up concrete action priorities fostering implementation of the Perinatal Health Care Policy orientation to support fathers’ involvement, like specific training and support for health care professionals; and d) allow equity in the health care services delivery by compiling data about both mothers and fathers [...].» (p. e39)