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MONTEIRO, Ana Ruth Macêdo et al. Psychic suffering in children and adolescents: the search for treatment. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.3, pp.523-529. ISSN 1414-8145.

This is a research of descriptive nature with a qualitative approach, taken place in a Children's Psychosocial Care Center - CAPSI, in the City of Fortaleza, Ceará. Forty-two family members who are the caretakers of children and adolescents, CAPSI users, accompanied them through this service on a daily basis. The DATA analysis began, initially, with the detailed and attentive reading and review of the speeches, individually. On the posterior stage, the testimonies were put together in groups, separated by themes in which the speech passages were joined by similar aspects, in which the family relations of the children and adolescents in psychic suffering were identified. The work with the families is a major challenge for the nursing field, since it's in the family context that the affective bonds develop and acknowledging the way these families face their daily situations help the promotion of mental health and prevention of mental illnesses in children and adolescents in psychic distress.

Keywords : Mental Health; Family; Child; Adolescents; Nursing.

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