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SOUZA, Xismara Rodrigues de  and  MARIN, Angela Helena. Intervention with families in breach of the conditions imposed by the Brazilian Family Allowance Program. Saude soc. [online]. 2017, vol.26, n.2, pp.596-605. ISSN 1984-0470.

The innovation of Public Policy for Social Assistance, with the implementation of income transfer programs, such as the Family Allowance Program (FAP), expanded the field of work for psychology professionals in order to develop interventions carried out with users of the social assistance network in the sense of helping them to minimize their vulnerability and social risk. This study presents a psychology intervention whose focus was the breach of FAP conditionalities. This action was organized considering a group of families who were in default for the first time and another group of repeat-offender families. Interventions have enabled participants to better understand the Program’s proposal as well as to strengthen their family and community ties, allowing them to recognize the role of each family member and their importance, which led to a major reduction in the number of families in breach of the conditions imposed.

Keywords : Unified Social Assistance System; Public Policies; Family Allowance Program.

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