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Enfermería Global

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DA-SILVA, Priscila Arruda et al. Violence against children and adolescents: characteristics of notified cases in a southern Reference Center of Brazil. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.46, pp.406-444.  Epub Apr 01, 2017. ISSN 1695-6141.


To present the epidemiology of violence against children and adolescents treated at a Specialized Reference Center for Social Assistance (CREAS), from the records of notifications between January 2009 and May 2014.


This is a descriptive and documentary study, a quantitative approach which examined 800 medical records of CREAS. The research instrument addressed sociodemographic variables selected victims, the aggressors and the type of violence. The analyzed with descriptive statistics and use of SPSS software version 22.


The prevalent profile was children and adolescents white, female, aged between seven and 14 years, living in suburbs. Most offenders are male, aged between 20 and 40 years, and low level of education. The study identified the mother as the main responsible for the attacks, father and stepfather then. There was a predominance of sexual, physical and psychological violence.


The face of the violence problem is complex, requiring immediate protective.

Keywords : Domestic Violence; Nursing; Child Advocacy.

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