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SILVA, Jaqueline Ferreira da; CID, Maria Fernanda Barboza  and  MATSUKURA, Thelma Simões. Psychosocial teenage attention: the perception of CAPSij professionals. Cad. Bras. Ter. Ocup. [online]. 2018, vol.26, n.2, pp.329-343. ISSN 2526-8910.


Studies have pointed that adolescence has been considered an age group more vulnerable to psychic suffering in all categories, such as depression, behavioral difficulties, eating disorders and drug abuse. However, regarding insertion and care for adolescents in public mental health services, the literature points a shortage of related work.


This research aimed to identify how psychosocial attention has been given to the adolescents with psychic suffering from the perspective of professionals linked to the Childhood and Adolescent Psychosocial Care Centers in a medium-sized municipality in the interior of the São Paulo state.


This is a qualitative research that counted on the participation of 7 professionals from a CAPSij. For data collection, a semi-structured interview script was used and the data obtained were investigated with the Thematic Analysis technique.


The main results indicated that the CAPSij acts as the sole responsible for the reception, sorting and care to the adolescents with psychic suffering. In addition, the participants pointed out difficulties related to the adherence of the adolescents and the effectiveness of work. On the other hand, it has revealed the engagement of the participants in the care actions with the adolescents, under the light of the policies and the search for network articulation, especially with the Basic Health Care.


Thus, it is observed that the mental health care of adolescents is under construction and demands advances that consider the peculiarities of this population and the present policies of mental health.

Keywords : Juvenile Mental Health; Adolescents; Psychosocial Attention.

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