Vulnerable Children and Youth in Brazil

Innovative Approaches from the Psychology of Social Development

Editors: Dell'Aglio, Débora Dalbosco, Koller, Silvia Helena (Eds.)

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  • Presents the results of researches conducted with children and youth at risk for over 20 years in Brazil
  • Builds upon the Bioecological Theory of Human Development to propose theoretical and methodological approaches developed especially for the countries of the Global South
  • Discusses the results of evidence-based interventions, showing its effectiveness in specific cultural contexts
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This book presents the results of researches conducted with children and youth at risk for over 20 years in Brazil. It addresses a series of topics related to children and youth living in poverty or in situations of social vulnerability, such as family, sexual and dating violence; adolescent mothers and mothers who put their children for adoption; children and youth living in foster and institutional care; and adolescents involved in drug trafficking or incarcerated in juvenile detention centers.

Building upon the Bioecological Theory of Human Development, this volume emphasizes the innovative knowledge about psychosocial development of vulnerable children and youth produced in Brazil and aims to present theoretical and methodological approaches developed especially for the countries of the Global South, in an attempt to overcome the scientific divide between the North and South. Northern research agenda defines as global the theories, methodologies, and application of knowledge on social policies and interventions. However, the contexts, histories, and cultural processes are essential for producing and applying research knowledge according to specific regional characteristics, organizations, and conditions. Human development is related to contextual features and cannot be directly imported from one place to another.

Departing from these original theoretical and methodological approaches, the book also presents the results of evidence-based interventions, showing its effectiveness in specific contexts. All of this makes Vulnerable Children and Youth in Brazil – Innovative Approaches from the Psychology of Social Development a valuable tool for psychologists, educators, social scientists and public health professionals studying or working with children and youth at risk in different parts of the world, contributing to the understanding of human development in cultural context.  

 

 

About the authors

Débora Dalbosco Dell’Aglio is a professor of the Psychology Institute of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, where she coordinates the Center for Studies and Research in Adolescence (NEPA), advising master and PhD students. She holds a PhD in Psychology from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and her research focuses on broad questions of human development, with special attention to the following topics: adolescence, institutionalization, coping, sexual abuse, support network, well-being, resilience, personal risk, violence exposition and contextual variables. Dr. Dell’Aglio has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and 38 chapters in edited volumes. She has also edited five books in Brazil and has a productivity grant from the Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development.

Silvia H. Koller is a professor of the Psychology Institute of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, where she directs the Center for Studies of At-Risk Children, Youth and Families (CEP-Rua). She holds a PhD in Education from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul and her research focuses on broad questions of development and social cognition, including risk and resilience among impoverished and homeless children and adolescents, children’s rights, violence, prejudice, and positive psychology. Dr. Koller has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and 40 chapters in edited volumes in national, regional, and international outlets on these topics. She also edited more than 10 books in Brazil. She leads an active research group that has conducted numerous empirical studies and developed and/or evaluated programs that focus on promoting social justice; preventing and treating emotional, sexual and physical abuse and outcomes; training teachers and professionals who work with at-risk populations, and fostering economic and international development. Dr. Koller has received funding from the Kellogg Foundation, World Childhood Foundation (WCF), World Bank, and Brazilian agencies. Through these activities, Dr. Koller has established a major network of contacts and research collaborations throughout the five continents.


Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Studying Human Development in Situations of Vulnerability in Brazil

    Dell’Aglio, Débora Dalbosco (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Intrafamily Violence: A Study on Vulnerability and Resilience

    Cecconello, Alessandra Marques (et al.)

    Pages 9-25

  • Methodological Aspects of Research on Violence Against Adolescents in Brazilian Public Schools

    Giordani, Jaqueline Portella (et al.)

    Pages 27-40

  • Theoretical-Methodological Aspects of Research on Violence in Adolescent Dating Relationships

    Borges, Jeane Lessinger (et al.)

    Pages 41-54

  • Research on the Disclosure of Sexual Violence: Ethical and Methodological Paths

    Santos, Samara Silva (et al.)

    Pages 55-75

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vulnerable Children and Youth in Brazil
Book Subtitle
Innovative Approaches from the Psychology of Social Development
Editors
  • Débora Dalbosco Dell'Aglio
  • Silvia Helena Koller
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65033-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65033-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65032-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87931-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 282
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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