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Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa
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PALUDO, Simone dos Santos and KOLLER, Silvia Helena. Resilience in street: a case study. Psic.: Teor. e Pesq. [online]. 2005, vol.21, n.2, pp. 187-195. ISSN 1806-3446. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-37722005000200009.
Resilience can be understood as a dynamic process involving positive adaptation in a significant adversity. However, when it focus on adolescents that live in street context, resilience seems unattainable. That article intends to present and to discuss possibilities and adversities in their lives. It is a case study that describes the process of resilience in street situation. An adolescent in street situation, 14 years of age, female participated in it. The risk and protection factors were analyzed in the different levels proposed by the ecological approach: person, process, context and time. Risks permeate their entire live, but individual characteristics and support are main protection factors and they can colaborate with resilience process.
Keywords : resilience; street situation; risk; protection.