A first university course in community social pediatrics

A new course offered by McGill University in partnership with Fondation Dr Julien

Starting September 2021

True to it’s longstanding commitment to innovation (it’s in their DNA!), the Fondation Dr Julien is now partnering with McGill University to offer a course in community social pediatrics (CSP). The course “Difficult living conditions and toxic stress in vulnerable children”, led by Dr. Delphine Collin-Vézina, delves into the raison d’être of CSP through an examination of the challenges faced by vulnerable children, the consequences of difficult living conditions on their health, well-being and development, and the interventions used to help them.

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Renowned experts and relevant topics

The topics addressed – all presented by recognized experts in their respective fields – will give you a deeper understanding of the situation of children in difficulty.

  1. Introduction to community social pediatrics, presented by Dr Gilles Julien;
  2. Child development, presented by Marie-France Marin;
  3. The fundamentals of stress and the effects of chronic stress on development, presented by Marie-France Marin;
  4. The links between difficult living conditions and developmental disorders in children by Dre Clothilde Hamion;
  5. Abuse and neglect, presented by Delphine Collin-Vézina, Nico Trocmé, Sarah Dufour et Chantal Lavergne;
  6. Complex trauma, presented by Delphine Collin-Vézina;
  7. Urban, rural and Indigenous settings, presented by Dre Alena Valderrama, Dre Michelle Houde et Dr Kent Saylor.

A course whose form and content reflect the multidisciplinary approach so essential to CSP!

This course is part of the Graduate Community Social Pediatrics Certificate being developed by Fondation Dr Julien. It was created with the participation of many dedicated partners at McGill University :

  • Department of Family Medicine;
  • The Nicolas Steinmetz and Gilles Julien Research Chair in Community Social Pediatrics;
  • Department of Pediatrics;
  • School of Social Work;
  • Faculty of Law.

This course was also made possible by a generous grant from the Fondation Marcelle et Jean Coutu.

Are you looking to better equip yourself for helping vulnerable children?

This course is for you if:

  • you work – or want to work – with children in vulnerable situations;
  • you are looking for new ways to help and accompany children in vulnerable situations;
  • you give great importance to interdisciplinary work;
  • you would like an introduction to community social pediatrics;
  • you are working or studying in one of the following fields:
    • medicine
    • nursing sciences
    • law
    • social work
    • psychoeducation
    • special education
    • art or music therapy
  • And if you are working at a CSP centre.

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