Psicologia & Sociedade
On-line version ISSN 1807-0310
COSTA, Cláudia Regina Brandão Sampaio Fernandes da and ASSIS, Simone Gonçalves de. Protective factors for adolescents in conflict with the law within the social-educational context. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2006, vol.18, n.3, pp. 74-81. ISSN 1807-0310. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-71822006000300011.
The purpose of this article is to make certain considerations regarding the importance and possibility of promoting protection factors to adolescents in conflict with the law within the context of applying social and educational measures. Using the Integral Protection Doctrine as a doctrinal reference - the core theme of the Statute of the Child and Adolescent - and the Paradigm of Health Promotion along with studies on development and resilience, this paper postulates the existence of certain factors considered highly relevant to the development of adolescents, seeking to modify the situation of vulnerability in which they find themselves. The paper suggests that an emphasis on health aspects of development favor the emergence of a positive potential that should be included throughout the social-educational context, so as to enable the construction of new perspectives by socially at risk youth.
Keywords : adolescents in conflict with the law; protection factors; social-educational context; health promotion; resilience.