Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
On-line version ISSN 1678-4561Print version ISSN 1413-8123
PAIXAO, Ana Cristina Wanderley da and DESLANDES, Suely Ferreira. Child sexual abuse: municipal Health Department measures to ensure care. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.10, pp.4189-4198. ISSN 1678-4561. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232011001100024.
The article analyzes the activities of the Municipal Department of Health and Civil Defense of Rio de Janeiro in ensuring specialized care for the population of children and adolescents who are the victims of sexual violence. This is a case study that used the method of analysis of content of eight interviews with mid-level managers of the aforesaid Department. It was revealed that despite the Department of Health being active in this kind of violence its main intervention is directed to the clinical demands of this kind of injury. With respect to care, it still faces several barriers related to articulation with other institutions, deficiency in the number of services and specialized health professionals, in coverage and in the provision of professional training.
Keywords : Sexual violence; Child sexual abuse; Public policie.