Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0104-1169
PENNA, Lucia Helena Garcia; CARINHANHA, Joana Iabrudi and LEITE, Ligia Costa. The educative practice of professional caregivers at shelters: coping with violence lived by female adolescents. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2009, vol.17, n.6, pp. 981-987. ISSN 0104-1169. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11692009000600009.
This study aimed to identify strategies caregiving professionals at shelters discuss and use in care delivery to violence situations lived by female adolescents; and to discuss educative practice as a care technology for coping with violence. Based on qualitative research, the data were produced through interviews with caregivers at a municipal adolescent shelter and were interpreted according to content analysis. The results evidenced individual and institutional strategies for care delivery to the adolescents. In conclusion, educative actions are care technologies in the reframing process of life's value by female adolescents living on the streets or in shelters, considering the cultural diversity - a dialogical action systemized and institutionalized for coping with the violence they experience.
Keywords : violence against women; adolescent institutionalized; homeless youth; health education; comprehensive health care.