New program to prevent young people from going to foster families
The program aims to avoid the placement of young people in a residential resource through a more active role of the community directly involved with two.
Launched today by the Government of Quebec, the My Family, My Community (MFMC) program aims to give a greater role to the direct entourage of young people on the island of Montreal in order to avoid their placement in a family of home or in a rehabilitation center. The goal is the protection and development of the young person in his own environment as well as the reduction of the number of children placed in residential resources.
The program targets the relatives gravitating around the child so that they play a more active role in preventing placement. It is, for example, the family, the doctor, the workers or the teachers involved with the young person.
Young people, who must be over the age of 14, are called upon to collaborate through the team decision-making (TDP) meeting, where they discuss the best solutions for the well-being being of the child depending on the context.
“This program is in line with the actions taken by our government to put children back at the heart of decisions that concern them. It has proven itself in the regions where it is deployed and I am very happy that we can extend it to the territory of Jeanne-Mance, a territory where the various actors mobilized are already used to working together, ”says the minister responsible. of Social Services, Lionel Carmant.
The program is already implemented in the Jeanne-Mance sector for children from 0 to 12 years old. It will be deployed in Montreal North shortly and will target children aged 6 to 12.