Prizes for stars of the healthcare system: Family workers honoured for proactivity

Once again, projects led by APTS members have been rewarded with Stars du Réseau de la Santé (SRS) prizes from the Caisse Desjardins du Réseau de la santé. This year, a psychosocial team from Montérégie-Ouest took home first prize in the “People-focused category” for Projet Vigilance, an initiative based on empathetic care through outreach intervention that makes family services more accessible and helps prevent child neglect

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Working in youth centres: spotlight on an exceptional profession

On May 26, the APTS gave a moving presentation at the public hearings held by the special commission on children’s rights and youth protection.1 To mark the occasion, we decided to highlight youth protection workers and the challenges they face. We spoke to Natacha Pelchat, a youth worker at a rehabilitation centre and the APTS provincial representative in Laval.

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Participating in the Laurent Commission without fear of reprisals

The special commission on children’s rights and youth protection that began its work on October 22 in Montréal is taking a break over the holidays. It will resume its work on January 8 and continue until May 28. The chair of the Commission, Régine Laurent, called for conditions to be set in place so that youth workers can testify at the hearings without fear of reprisal.

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