Family health

Preventing Suicide by Reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences and Their Consequences: Possible Courses of Action

The present knowledge synthesis was prepared at the request of the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux. It focuses on promotion and prevention interventions that can reduce adverse childhood experiences and their consequences and contribute to preventing suicide.

Knowledge review

From Tiny Tot to Toddler: a practical guide for parents from pregnancy to age two (2024)

From Tiny Tot to Toddler is a practical guide that contains scientifically supported information about pregnancy, delivery and the first two years of a child’s life. A free printed guide is given to all new Québec parents at the beginning of pregnancy follow-up. Parents involved in an adoption process can also receive a free guide.


Monitoring Attention Deficit Disorder with or Without Hyperactivity (ADHD) in Children and Young Adults in Québec: Medication Use

This report presents data on the prescription of medications for attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity (ADHD) taken from the Québec Integrated Chronic Disease Surveillance System (QICDSS). The results show a steady increase in the prescription of ADHD medications over time.

Monitoring report

Promoting the Global Development of Children 0 to 6 Years of Age: Some Principles to Guide the Action

This knowledge translation tool, developed by the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), aims to support early childhood stakeholders in the implementation of concerted actions at the national, regional, and local levels. More specifically, the tool targets professionals who accompany early childhood consultation and mobilization, as well as partners and actors on the ground who feel affected.

Synthesis and summary

The Socio-Emotional Development of Children 0 to 6 Years of Age: A Tool for Early Childhood Stakeholders

This knowledge translation tool, developed by the Institut national de santé publique (INSPQ), is based on the synthesis Développement socioaffectif de l’enfant entre 0 et 5 ans et facteurs associés. The synthesis and tool were developed as part of the Initiative concertée d’intervention pour le développement des jeunes enfants (ICIDJE) working group, “Intervention Support” component.

Synthesis and summary

Current state of knowledge on parents’ social isolation and loneliness from pregnancy to the end of early childhood: definitions, measuring instruments, extent, and associated factors

This review provides a portrait of our current knowledge on parents’ social isolation and loneliness during the perinatal and early childhood period. This document informs public health actors working with parents and their families on various aspects of these two phenomena. A scoping review was carried out to identify: 1) the definitions of social isolation and loneliness, as well as the distinction with certain related concepts; 2) the main instruments used to measure social isolation…

Knowledge review

Portrait of Preterm and Small-for-Gestational-Age Birth by Linguistic Community in Québec, 1989 to 2010

This surveillance report examines changes from 1989–1992 to 2008–2010 in preterm and small-for-gestational-age birth rates in Québec for the general population and by mother’s first language. Rates based on selected sociodemographic characteristics (e.g., place of residence, material deprivation, and immigrant status) of mothers in each linguistic community are also presented.

The report’s main finding is that previously observed variations in perinatal health favoring Anglophones…

Monitoring report

Clinical Study on the Oral Health of Québec Elementary School Students in 2012-2013

At the request of the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, the Institut national de santé publique du Québec conducted a study entitled Étude clinique sur l’état de santé buccodentaire des élèves québécois du primaire 2012-2013 (ÉCSBQ) [clinical study on the oral health of Québec elementary school students in 2012-2013]. This study assessed the oral health status of Grade 2 and Grade 6 students in Québec and highlighted trends in their oral health since…

Monitoring report

Child and Adolescent Development in a School-Based Health Promotion and Prevention Perspective

A framework for integrated health promotion and prevention actions based on a competency approach

The framework for integrated promotion and prevention actions in schools seeks to promote the development of competencies that contribute to academic success and are common to a range of subjects related to health and well-being. It is aimed at counteracting the tendency to compartmentalize actions (e.g., healthy eating, sexuality). The framework also lays out the…

Reference framework

Scientific Advisory Report on the Effects of Group Prenatal Classes

The Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) [Québec’s public health institute] was mandated by Québec’s Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) [ministry of health and social services] to produce a report on the effects of group prenatal classes. In Québec, prenatal classes are meant to provide pregnant women and their partners with information and to prepare them for childbirth and their new role as parents.

The purpose of this report is to identify the…

Scientific advisory