PLENARY – Vulnerable children: A social geography perspective
The concept of proximity is an important aspect of community social pediatrics because there are very few social medicine services that are adapted to the children living in at-risk environments. The trust and relationships built between children, families and social pediatric teams are key to ensuring proximity. Location plays a fundamental part in creating these ties. Other neighborhood organizations, such as schools, health and social services, and community organizations, must also be involved in order to carry out concerted initiatives. Where are the most at-risk and smallest-scale environments for children located? What are the indicators that measure vulnerability? With real-life examples from Québec and Melbourne, this session will afford a unique opportunity to understand how vulnerable children can be in different communities.