Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa
Print version ISSN 0102-3772
POLETTO, Michele; WAGNER, Tânia Maria Cemin and KOLLER, Sílvia Helena. Resilience and child development of children who take care of children: a vision in perspective. Psic.: Teor. e Pesq. [online]. 2004, vol.20, n.3, pp. 241-250. ISSN 0102-3772. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-37722004000300005.
The present study aimed to investigate how girls at risk are dealing with the responsibility of taking care of their younger siblings and home tasks. Four girls, eight to 12 year-old were interviewed. The data were analyzed by lefevrian qualitative method. The results revealed that the situations and the risks that the girls are submitted deflagrate resilience, demonstrating that they can use different ways and resources to face and to overcome their problems and difficulties.
Keywords : resilience; child development; risk factor; protective factor.