Psicologia em Estudo
Print version ISSN 1413-7372
MAIA, Angela Costa and BARRETO, Maíra. Violence against children and adolescents in Amazonas: analysis of the reports. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.2, pp.195-204. ISSN 1413-7372. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-73722012000200003.
Introduction: Violence against children and adolescents is a widespread phenomenon, but little is known about the contexts in which it occurs and its consequences. The objective of this study was to characterize violence in the inner state of Amazonas. Method: We analyzed 193 records from Txain Report on Violence against Children and Adolescents. Results: Most of the official records have missing information. Physical abuse is the most frequently reported type of violence, and most victims are female, between 12 and 15 years. The perpetrators are predominantly male and unknown from victims. Regarding health consequences, there is reference to some injuries, but the data are quite lacking in relation to mental health. Conclusion: These data suggest the need of improvement in the registration, information and intervention procedures outside of large cities.
Keywords : Adolescents; children; violence.