Cadernos de Saúde Pública
versão impressa ISSN 0102-311X
DELFINI, Patricia Santos de Souza e REIS, Alberto Olavo Advincula. Articulation between child and adolescent mental health services. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2012, vol.28, n.2, pp. 357-366. ISSN 0102-311X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2012000200014.
The objective of this paper was to describe and analyze the articulation between children and adolescent mental health care interventions undertaken by teams working under the Family Health Strategy (FHS) and Psychosocial Care Centers for Children and Adolescents (CAPSI) for. In order to achieve these objectives, semi-structured interviews were conducted with five CAPSI and 13 FHS managers from five different regions of the city of São Paulo, Brazil. The 18 interviews were transcribed and analyzed froma hermeneutic perspective. It was found that interactions between the FHS and CAPSI occur mainly through referral of cases, matrix support or partnerships in cases concerning CAPSI. Obstacles, such as a lack of human resources, productivity goals and lack of training in mental health of FHS professionals were mentioned. The referral system and passing responsibility for mental health cases to specialized services and the hegemonic biomedical model and the fragmentation of care are common place in these services.
Palavras-chave : Mental Health; Mental Health Services; Child; Adolescent.