Submission Guideline

Only Poster communication submission is still open

Submit a communication proposal, please read carefully the following instructions. 

Send your communication proposal

•    Authors must submit their abstracts at the following email address [email protected]
•    Abstracts submitted are reviewed by the scientific committee of the conference
•    Authors will be informed of the outcome by email

Abstract Requirements

When you submit your abstract, please provide a short abstract (maximum 1000 characters about 200 words) and a one-page abstract wich  should also include up to five references. If your abstract is accepted, this short text will be in the final program of the conference. The order and the name of the authors must be indicated.

The conference requires that each accepted paper be presented by one of the authors’ in-person at the conference site according to the schedule published. Presentation by anyone else than one of the co-authors (proxies, video or remote cast) is not allowed. One of the authors must register for the conference and must register before the author registration deadline. Failure to do so will result in automatic withdrawal of the paper from the conference program. For posters, one author must be present at the poster during the entire duration of the session. Once the poster communication proposal is accepted, other information will be provided to the authors (poster size guidelines, scientific poster competition and oratory competition for master’s and doctoral students).

File (Container) Format

The file must be in Word format (doc, docx) or in PDF format. The maximum size accepted for these files is 5 MB.

Submission and review

When you have your document file ready, gather the following information before sending:

a)    Affiliation, email address, and mailing address for each author
b)    Text file containing paper-abstract in text format (for copying and pasting into web page form).
c)    PDF or Word file, if you have to upload a scientific communication

Questions concerning the paper-submission process should be addressed to [email protected]  

Submit your abstract before January 31st, 2018 Deadline extended

Download a submission Template

Content of the Proposal
In order to clearly understand the content of presentation proposals, each submission should include:

1. The theme and the domain: Indicate the theme and domain of your presentation


T.1 Basic prevention/well-being of youth
T2. Help to children in difficulty
T3. School climate and educational success
T4. Influence of technology on the lives of youth


A1. Practice
A2. Research
A3. Public Policy

2. Title of the presentation:  (Maximum 150 characters)*

3. Type of presentation:

  •    Poster Session
  •    30 minutes oral presentation
  •    90 minutes oral presentation
  •    180 minutes group symposium (maximum of 6 presentations.  Eg. : 25 minutes each, with a 30 minutes minimum exchange period with participants)*

4. The full names of each speaker as well as his/her professional affiliation: please indicate who will animate the session

5. The language of the presentation: French or English: The presentations will be held in the language of your choice. Only keynotes speaker presentations will be provided with simultaneous translation.

6. Description of the presentation: Provide a brief (approx. 1000 characters) description of the presentation. Please refer to the following points when preparing your proposal:

6.1 If you choose the RESEARCH (A) domain, your proposal should include the following elements:

a) Focus of the research (eg.: which problem inspired this research)
b) The target population (eg.: research participants)
c) Methodology (eg.: in brief, procedure,  analysis, etc.)
d) Findings (eg.: main results of the research)
e) Main conclusions and potential use in practice (eg. : limits of the study, perspectives on future research, and how the results can benefit the field of practice)

6.2 If you choose the PRACTICE domain (B), your proposal should include the following elements (these are proposed as examples, if certain elements are not applicable to your presentation, please mention it):

a)    Focus of the practice (eg.: what problem inspired this practice, program or intervention, etc.)
b)    The target or beneficiary (eg.: who this was practice developed for, age of the children, adolescents or young adults this was developed for, etc.)
c)    The theoretical perspectives inspiring this practice (eg. : briefly explain if inspired by a certain theoretical approach, cognitive-behavioral, humanist, etc., inspired by which authors, name the principal references, etc.)
d)    Description of the practice (eg.: describe the program or approach, its objectives and methods used, the context of implementation, etc.)
e)    The results obtained or expected (eg.: if this study was evaluated, explain how it was done and the results obtained; if the study was not evaluated it may constitute a promising practice.  In that case, present the preliminary results and the manner they were obtained or explain the anticipated findings, etc.)
f)    Conclusions: in the light of the findings, what is concluded, what recommendations are there for applying this new knowledge in practice? What directions for future research are identified? (eg. : your recommendations, favorable conditions for applying the practice, suggestions for improvement, etc.)

7.3  If you choose the PUBLIC POLICY domain (C), your proposal should include the following elements (if certain elements do not apply, please mention it):

Public Policy
a)    Focus of the policy (eg.: which problem inspired this policy)
b)    The target population (eg. : who this policy was developed for, the public targeted)
c)    The main theoretical underpinnings used to elaborate this policy (eg. : briefly explain which theoretical perspectives and scientific works support this policy)
d)    Description of the development and implementation of the policy (eg. : explain how this policy was communicated to and implemented with the targeted population)
e)    The methods planned or established to evaluate the effectiveness of the policy (eg. : if applicable)
f)    The results obtained or expected (mention if this policy has been evaluated or not, which effects were observed or are anticipated)
g)    Conclusions: recommendations, lessons learned from the effects of the policy (eg. : taking into consideration whether the policy was evaluated or not, summarize the main effects observed or expected of the policy, the influence on the targeted population or milieu, as well as the means taken to ensure the continuity of the policy).

Scientific committee

Nancy Gaudreau, Ph. D., chair of the scientific committee, representing the Québec Committee for Youth with Behavioural Difficulties/le Comité québecois pour les jeunes en difficulté de comportement
Catherine Blaya, Ph. D., representative of International Observatory of Violence in School/Observatoire International de la Violence à l’Ecole
Claire Beaumont Ph. D., representative of the Research Chair on School Security and Violence in Schools of Laval University/Chaire de recherche sur la sécurité et la violence en milieu éducatif de l’Université Laval



Important Date

Early bird and presenting author registration deadline
February 3, 2018