Youth Centre: Québec invests $ 11 million to prevent it from running away

News 12 March, 2018
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    Monday, 12 march, 2018 16:23

    Monday, 12 march, 2018 16:23

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    LAVAL – The Quebec government has announced recurrent annual funding of $ 11 million to reduce the number of fugues in Quebec while launching an action Plan on the fugues in the youth center.

    “Running away is not a new phenomenon, but they challenge us all,” said the minister Lucie Charlebois, by press release on Monday.

    “It is our responsibility to better understand this behaviour in some young people and put in place actions that will accompany and support them so that they realize their full potential,” added the deputy minister for Rehabilitation, youth Protection, public Health and Healthy life habits.

    The plan of the government of Philippe Couillard has 24 actions grouped under 7 broad themes, including that of running away from home of young people accommodated in a youth centre.

    With this investment, Quebec wants to better protect young people in difficulty, and more tools for parents and educators.

    “The concrete measures that are proposed in the action plan will improve the quality of offered services in order to better accompany our young people,” said Francine Charbonneau, minister responsible for the Laval region.

    The Quebec government hopes to improve the quality of services offered, support stakeholders and strengthen coordination of all partners.

    Sixty-three posts dedicated to the clinical supervision of the rehabilitation staff will be added.