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COSTA, Liana Fortunato. Participation of families in a Multifamiliar Group of sexual offender adolescents: shame and confidence. Psicol. clin. [online]. 2011, vol.23, n.1, pp.185-201. ISSN 0103-5665.

This text deals with a qualitative research about the participation of families in a Multifamiliar Group (MG) with sexual offender adolescents. Various studies recognize the efficacy of this type of intervention because they decrease the reimprisonment and reincidence indices of infringing acts. Seven families participated in the MG; the mothers replied to the instrument at the end of the last session of the MG. The analysis of contents gave evidence of three sense zones: (1) the experience of participating in the MG; (2)facing the theme of sexual violence; (3) changes occurred in the familiar interactions. We observed the occurrence of changes in the familiar relations, the difficulty and suffering in discussing this matter. The group intervention contemplates the dimension of suffering of all, favours affection among persons, softens the context of punishment of the adolescent, the shame and isolation of the family and the adolescent.

Keywords : family; familiar evaluation; multifamiliar group; sexual offender adolescent.

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