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Capacitação profissional para o enfrentamento às violências sexuais contra crianças e adolescentes em Fortaleza, Ceará, Brasil. / [Training health workers to deal with sexual abuse of children and adolescents in Fortaleza, Ceará State, Brazil].

Deslandes, Suely; Cavalcanti, Ludmila Fontenele; Vieira, Luiza Jane Eyre de Souza; Silva, Raimunda Magalhães da.
Cad Saude Publica; 31(2): 431-5, 2015 Feb.
Artigo em Português | MEDLINE | Mar 2015 | ID: mdl-25760175
Resumo: This study aimed to identify initiatives for training staff in the municipal healthcare system in Fortaleza, Ceará State, Brazil, to deal with cases of sexual abuse of children and adolescents. The reference for this exploratory study was the training program provided by the municipal government in 2010-2012 for administrators and health professionals in the public healthcare system in Fortaleza. At the time, the issue of sexual abuse was low in the system's training programs, despite recognition of its importance. Federal and State programs have provided input for such training programs in the various municipal health departments. The main strategy was to invest in training for health workers in primary care. Social workers were found to have insufficient training, aggravated by temporary work contracts and high staff turnover. The study suggests the need for training to deal with violence, particularly sexual abuse.