Violence with many faces



Youth violence can take many forms. Often, neglect, physical or psychological abuse and sexual aggression go hand in hand with anxiety disorders, depression, serious behavioural problems, delinquency or street gangs. In Quebec, in 2006, some 21 out of every 1000 children and teenagers were taken into care by youth protection services because of violence they experienced or were at risk of experiencing.

The Centre jeunesse de Montréal – Institut universitaire Research Centre is actively engaged in advancing knowledge and improving practices that promote the well-being of young people dealing with violence, whether as victims or perpetrators. The team consists of seven researchers within the institution, and many researchers and students in Quebec universities working in a wide variety of fields including psychology, criminology, social services, sexology and medicine.

These researchers are producing knowledge on several aspects of youth violence, including the stability of children in out-of-home care, the epidemiology of violence, ethno-cultural issues surrounding youth protection interventions, children's exposure to domestic violence, gangs, suicidal behaviour in young offenders and social integration. Their many projects focus on issues such as parenting skills, maternal mental health, prevention services for pregnant drug or alcohol users, the role of the father and the socio-professional integration of parents in the context of socioeconomic vulnerability.

The expertise of the Centre's researchers is regularly put to use in clinical settings through training and development activities based on the knowledge resulting from their work. They also collaborate in projects promoting the introduction or evaluation of public policies, such as the evaluation of the Youth Protection Act or the study of the pathways of young people who are subject to the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Team

Centre de recherche du Centre jeunesse de Montréal – Institut universitaire

Director

Sylvie Normandeau, Université de Montréal

Regular members

  • Marc Bigras, Centre jeunesse de Montréal
  • Louise Blouin, Centre jeunesse de Montréal
  • Michel Carignan, Centre jeunesse de Montréal
  • François Chagnon, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Claire Chamberland, Université de Montréal
  • Marie-Ève Clément, Université du Québec en Outaouais
  • Sylvie Constantineau, Centre jeunesse de Montréal
  • Louise Cossette, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Chantal Cyr, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Annie Devault, Université du Québec en Outaouais
  • Jacques Dionne, Université du Québec en Outaouais
  • Diane Dubeau, Université du Québec en Outaouais
  • Sarah Dufour, Université de Montréal
  • Lise Durocher, Centre jeunesse de Montréal
  • Gilles Forget, Direction de la santé publique, Montréal-Centre 
  • Chantal Fredette, Centre jeunesse de Montréal
  • Marie-Noëlle Gagnon, Centre jeunesse de Montréal
  • Martin Goyette, École nationale d'administration publique
  • Marie-Claude Guay, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Ghaida Hassan, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Sonia Hélie, Centre jeunesse de Montréal
  • Pierre Keable, Centre jeunesse de Montréal
  • Nadine Lanctôt, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Lise Laporte, Université McGill
  • Chantal Lavergne, Centre jeunesse de Montréal
  • Louise Lemay, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Jean-Pascal Lemelin, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Claire Malo, Centre jeunesse de Montréal
  • Sylvie Normandeau, Université de Montréal
  • Daniel Paquette, Université de Montréal
  • Francine Paquette, Centre Jeunesse de Montréal
  • Marie-Andrée Poirier, Université de Montréal
  • Daniel Puskas, Centre jeunesse de Montréal
  • Suzanne Rainville, Centre jeunesse de Montréal
  • Michelle St-Antoine, Centre jeunesse de Montréal
  • Fu Sun, Université de Montréal
  • Jean Toupin, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Nico Trocmé, Université McGill
  • Geneviève Turcotte, Centre jeunesse de Montréal
  • Suzanne Young, Centre jeunesse de Montréal