Une semaine sur deux

Available on Vrai

“Parental separation is the second most common cause of distress among children after poverty” –
Dr. Jean-François Chicoine

Confronted with this reality in his clinical practice, Une semaine sur deux follows Dr. Jean-François Chicoine’s quest to understand the consequences of this rupture in a child’s life.

Divided into 4 main themes, each episode is inspired by the different stages of a separation. From the initial shock to the reconstruction, parents and children testify with sensitivity and generosity about the effects of this family breakup and the possible recompositions.

Touching nearly one family out of two, the series approaches with intelligence, sensitivity and audacity the subject of parental separation on the family unit.

With the participation of

Dr Jean-François Chicoine


Sébastien Goyette
Jean-Sébastien Lozeau

Content contributor

Sébastien Goyette

Executive producers

Bruno Dubé
Mélanie d’Astous
Robert Montour
Renée Mouchawar
Josée Vallée

Supervising producer

Marie-Hélène Tremblay

Line producer

Sarah Bussière

Original music

Nicholas Savard-L’Herbier