L'encadrement intensif : deux clientèles, une seule conception?

Authors: Bourget, Sabrina
Advisor: Turcotte, MathildeFenchel, François
Abstract: In the province of Quebec, the youth protection system is taking care of youths deemed in danger as well as youths who commit crimes. Habitually, those two groups of youths are not placed together, except in special secure units called encadrement intensif,(secure care units). These units can legally host youths placed under protection and criminal nlaws. This situationof legal mixity is the source of professional concerns and is at the heart of the present study, which aims to identify the impact of mixity on clinical work and youths placed in secure care units. With a qualitative and constructivist approach of the problem, we conducted ten semistructured interviews with practitioners and managers working in secure care units, and transcription were the subject of a content analysis. Results shows that practitioners perceive many impacts of legal mixity on youths, such as exposition to bad influence, exposition to danger, facing neglect by some practitioners and increased control by other practitioners. About their clinical work, practitioners and managers report a lack of training with delinquent youths, and the possibility to compare their intervention with both category of youths, which is not possible in other units. The resulting analysis based on labeling theory shows that there is a gap between practitioners imaginary and daily experiences in secure care units.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2021
Open Access Date: 10 May 2021
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/69057
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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