Intrafamily violence and actions strategies of the Family Health team1 1 Research financed with resources from the Dean of Research of the Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia (2010-2012) and also by an Iniciação Científica grant with resources from the Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado da Bahia (FAPESB) (2009-2010) and an Iniciação Científica Jr. grant with resources from the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) (2010-2011).

Juliana Costa Machado Vanda Palmarella Rodrigues Alba Benemérita Alves Vilela Aline Vieira Simões Roberta Laíse Gomes Leite Morais Elisama Nascimento Rocha About the authors

The study aimed to know the types of intrafamily violence identified by the teams of the Family Health Teams (FHT) and describe the intervention strategies implemented by the teams FHT in situations of violence. Action research conducted in three Family Health Units from the city of Jequié/BA with 25 professionals from the ESF. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews, after approval by the Ethics and Research Committee of the State University of Bahia’s southwest, under protocol nº 055/2009 and analyzed based on the technique of discourse analysis proposed by Fiorin. The results show the identification by the FHT professionals of negligence and physical and psychological violence against children, physical and psychological violence against women and violence against elderly caused by the family caregivers. The FHT professionals support families in recognition of violence, providing listening, orientations and forwarding to the competent authorities; despite finding some difficulties such as lack of a more articulation effective with the protection organs and assistance to victims. For prevention and combating intrafamily violence the FHT shall aggregate the network of specialized services in the areas of health, social, security and justice and the community to a full performance.

Violence; Domestic Violence; Family Health


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