Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 1413-8123
GOMES, Romeu et al. Success and limitations in the prevention of violence: a case study of nine Brazilian experiences. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2006, vol.11, suppl., pp.1291-1302. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232006000500018.
The present study analyzes the success of Brazilian experiences engaged in prevention of violence as well as their limitations, and seeks to show ways for a solution of the problem. The investigation underlying this article consisted in a case study of nine experiences, using triangulation of methods. For this purpose, we used questionnaires and interviewed individuals and groups. Successful results were mainly: informed citizenship,work preparation, involvement of children and adolescents in recreating and educative activities, and increased self-esteem of the children and teens involved in the experiences. The greatest difficulties found were the lack of funds and of articulation of proposals with other groups and institutions. These experiences are not the only successful ones carried out in the country, but they point to a new horizon by innovating and creating a different practical approach to violence.
Keywords : Prevention; Violence; Successful experiences.