A university course in community social pediatrics

The first course in community social pediatrics offered by McGill University in partnership with the Fondation Dr Julien is back for a second year!

Registrations are open from mid-May onwards

For a second consecutive year, the Fondation Dr Julien is now partnering with McGill University to offer a course in community social pediatrics (CSP). The course “Understanding the impact of difficult living conditions on children in situation of vulnerability”, 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 byDelphine Collin-Vézina, Nico Trocmé and Sarah Dufour;
  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 transdisciplinarity approach so essential to CSP!

This course 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 transdisciplinary 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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