General questions

What is the purpose of the research?
This study wants to shed a light on the life conditions of youth in care and the on the conditions in regard to their transition to adulthood. For us, this can only be achieved with information provided by youth. EDJeP allows and encourages participants to share a part of their experience. EDJeP is not associated to the implementation of a new policy. However, the study will provide knowledge that could enlighten current and future policies.
what are the objectives of this research?
To understand and develop knowledge on the transition to adulthood of youth placed in out of home care in Quebec. More precisely, the project’s goal is to understand factors that have an impact on out of home care youths future. EDJeP addresses projects and plans in which they are engaged. It also addresses difficulties that they encounter and support that is provided in the multiple spheres of transitions to adulthood.
  • What are their life conditions?
  • What are their needs, your expectations and aspirations?
  • What do they do in your spare time?
  • Who supports them?
  • What are the resources that they have access to?
Who’s the team behind the research?
The project is led by a team of university researchers with the support of organizations that work with youth. The team also works with a committee of alumni of care that is involved in all the stages of the research. For example, the Youth Committee has reviewed the questions you’ll be asked and participated in the recruitment of the people that will be interviewing you.
I’m interested! what do I have to do?
In the following weeks, a member of our team will get in touch with you to present the research project and to invite you to participate. Afterwards, you’ll be met for about an hour in a place where you feel comfortable answering a questionnaire. You’ll answer questions about:
  • Your hobbies;
  • Your occupations;
  • Your studies;
  • Your job;
  • Your friends;
  • Your needs;
  • Your projects;
  • The obstacles and support that you run into when you transition to adulthood.
We will then see you again at an interval of 12 to 18 months for the next 2 meetings. We are the ones who are going to contact you to schedule an appointment with you.
What about my confidentiality?
You will be able to speak in complete confidentiality with the person you’ll be meeting. Your caseworkers or other organizations will not have access to your answers. A code will be used to link your name to your questionnaire and no information allowing to identify you will be published. This is the commitment we make!