Lemay L, Marion É, Jasmin E, Tougas AM, Lessard M, Ricard N. (2021). Collaboration between schools and social and health services for the benefit of young people living with multiple and complex problems: an analysis of the controversies. La nouvelle revue - Éducation et société inclusives, 89-90(2): 111-127.
Collaboration between schools and social and health services for the benefit of young people living with multiple and complex problems: an analysis of the controversies
The involvement of several actors is necessary to meet the multiple needs of some young people who are often recognized in the Quebec school system, as students “disabled” or with adaptation or learning difficulties (EHDAA). However, intersectoral collaboration around the complex situation of these young people generates challenges and tensions between the partners. The article reports on the results of a qualitative study focusing on the analysis of controversies, i.e. the divergent positions of the players in Education and Health and Social Services around the situations of these young people and their families. Sixty-two professionals and managers working in nine regions of Quebec (Canada) participated in the study. The article outlines the different positions of the actors with regard to situations relating to young people and parents.