Cadernos de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1678-4464
DESLANDES, Suely F.. Care of children and adolescents suffering domestic violence: analysis of a service. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 1994, vol.10, suppl.1, pp. S177-S187. ISSN 1678-4464. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X1994000500013.
This paper provides a partial synthesis of the study entitled "Prevent and Protect: Analysis of an Organization to Aid Children Suffering from Domestic Violence". The study analyzes the work of Regional Centers Against Child Abuse (CRAMIs) in caring for children and adolescents who have been abused through intra-family violence. In technical and methodological terms, the study promotes a dialogue between quantitative and qualitative approaches, focusing on structure, processes, and representations present in the work of the CRAMIs, and characterizing the families assisted during the 1988-1992 period. It presents the profile of the families as well as the profile of the CRAMI's work. In light of the results, the study considers the potential contribution of CRAMIs to the implementation of actions in the public health system.
Keywords : Domestic Violence; Violence Against Children; Infant Health; Adolescent Health.