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Characterization of adolescents assistance services: interface of mental health and drug addiction

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Nichollas Martins Areco [1] ; Matias Camila Alessandra [2] ; Rosalina Carvalho da Silva ; Cristiane Paulin Simon [4]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Universidade de São Paulo - Brasil
[2] Universidade de São Paulo - Brasil
[4] Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro - Brasil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Psicologia & Sociedade; v. 23, n. 1, p. 103-113, 2011-04-00.

The relationship between the State and the demands of the adolescents has historically changed, having as a landmark the establishment of "Child and Adolescent Statute" (ECA). We have analyzed under the scope of qualitative research how mental health services and drug addiction of a city of São Paulo State comprehended the demands of adolescents under social vulnerability. The five participating institutions in this study have reported through questionnaires the characteristics of their services and how they approach the population served. We identified the fragmentation of public actions, with either overlapping of services, sometimes their absence, besides the distance of the needs of adolescents, avoiding public action to raise elements capable of keeping a positive relationship between this public and the elements that turn them vulnerable. (AU)