Bibliographic Data Bases


Bibliographic Data Bases

The Bibliographic Data Bases bring together complete texts and abstracts of article, theses, and dissertations related to themes and projects in progress at CIESPI-PUC-Rio. They were constructed from an extensive scan of national and international academic writing. The entries organize the current theoretical and methodological debates on the Child and adolescent populations living in the situation of the streets in Brazil and Institutionalized youth populations. The data bases have been designed to facilitate the search for and easy access to key texts and summaries as well as analyses of these materials by CIESPI staff.

   

STREET CHILDREN IN BRAZIL - ACADEMIC PRODUCTION (2000-2020)

Presentation

CIESPI has a longstanding data base on the academic literature on children and adolescents living on the streets in Brazil. The bibliographic database was designed to facilitate search and allow quick access to texts and their syntheses, as well as to the analysis of the CIESPI research team, coordinated by Professor Irene Rizzini, from the Department of Social Work, at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio/CIESPI). 


The database includes an in-depth analysis of academic writing identifying current trends and themes that were published from 2000 to 2020. We make available complete PDF texts and files of 74 articles and 78 theses and dissertations that deal with the research on children and adolescents in street situation in Brazil. The methodology used in this update was the same adopted during the first phase of the survey.

 

Click in the following link to access the bibliographic database for articles, dissertations and theses in Portuguese.


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Overview of the Research

The database and the analyzes presented here are part of the research project “Public Policies and the Challenges of Implementation: analysis of the case of the policy of attendance to children and adolescents in street situation in Rio de Janeiro”, carried out with the support from FAPERJ (CNE, Cientista do Nosso Estado [Scientist of our State], 2014-2017; FAPERJ Ref. No. E-26/201.274/2014). The research analyzes the processes that facilitate or hinder the implementation of public policies focused on children and adolescents. 

 

The project also includes two other lines of inquiry:

- An analysis of trends in international academic literature from 2010 to 2015. The study focuses on international research in the project “Improving Opportunities for Children and Youth in the Streets and in Other Contexts of Vulnerability” with the support of the Oak Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland. 

- A brief study on the proposals for public policies and actions aimed at this population in Brazil and an analysis of the policies and actions underway in the city of Rio de Janeiro, based on the Policies for Children and Adolescents in Street Situation (Deliberation 763:2009, Municipal Council for the Rights of Children and Adolescents of Rio de Janeiro, CMDCA 2009). 

 

Methodology                                                          

To carry out a survey of academic production on children and adolescents in the streets in Brazil, the initial stage was limited in scope. The research included texts published in Brazil between the years 2000 and 2015.


The surveyed database contained reliable information and a good coverage of the types of documents compatible with the research, namely articles, theses and dissertations. Initially, we selected descriptors to direct the searches then we consulted the portals Scielo, Lilacs and CAPES Bank of Theses and Dissertations. 


After a careful analysis we selected a total of 116 titles (61 articles and 55 theses and dissertations) to be included in the database using the following criteria: content, authorship, year and place of publication, references of the publications and authors analyzed and texts available for download in full.


Research on academic research is useful but it has limitations. One of them is the coverage of the research itself. It is not possible to the search all existing publications. Our search was restricted to what is available through public access.


Even though we carried out a thorough search, readjusting our search parameters according to the challenges encountered during data collection, we noted some limitations. The main one is related to the fact that bibliographic data portals do not provide texts from all academic journals in the country. Portals such as Scielo and Lilacs carry out a selection of this material with the purpose of assuring scientific quality of the texts, but exclude many other publications that offer important contributions. The same occurs with theses and dissertations banks that offer the material digitalized by some educational institutions, but not by all.


To respond to this particular challenge, we also carried out a search in the national Lattes Curriculum Database of those authors mentioned repeatedly in the bibliographies. We searched for bibliographic materials (articles, published/organized books and book chapters, guidelines and completed advisory of master's dissertations and doctoral theses) published in Portuguese between the years 2000 and 2015. This resulted in the analysis of twenty-one additional texts that were available for download. These texts were not quantified in the tables referring to the survey because they were found using a different methodology from the one originally used.


After screening and quantifying published texts, we read the material and cataloged by the following information: bibliographic references, abstracts, keywords, objective, type of research, period, methodology f or data collection, theoretical analysis framework, results, recommendations and observations/highlights. As for theses and dissertations, we chose to read abstracts and relevant segments except in cases where the contents were directly related to the main themes.  


Most of the research presented in theses and dissertations were published also as articles. This material was cataloged with the following data: bibliographic references, name of the advisor and co-advisor, abstract and keywords

 

Research Team

Coordination: Irene Rizzini (Professor at the Social Service Department at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and Director of the International Center for Research and Policy on Childhood (CIESPI) in association with PUC-Rio. 

Researcher: Renata Brasil (CIESPI/PUC-Rio)

Interns: Aline Rastelli (PIBIC/CNPq) and Julia de Castilho Ramos (FAPERJ).




 

 

INSTITUTIONAL CARE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN BRAZIL - ACADEMIC PRODUCTION (2000-2021)

Presentation

The bibliographic database “Institutional care for children and adolescents” is part of the project “Street Children in Institutions”, coordinated by Professor Irene Rizzini, with support from FAPERJ (CNE, Cientista do Nosso Estado [Scientist of our State], 2017-2020; FAPERJ Ref. No. E-26/202.812/2017). The project aims to analyze institutional care services offered to children and adolescents in Brazil, focusing on the State of Rio de Janeiro.

The database includes the survey of academic research on institutional care for children and adolescents and a review of the literature based on an analysis of articles, dissertations and theses published in Brazil between 2000 and 2019. 

 

Update

The database has just been updated to include texts published in Brazil between the years 2000 and 2021. Currently, we make available complete PDF texts and files of 234 articles and 326 theses and dissertations that deal with the research on institutional care for children and adolescents. The methodology used in this update was the same adopted during the first phase of the survey.

 

Click in the following link to access the bibliographic database for articles, dissertations and theses in Portuguese.


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Methodology

The first methodological stage consisted of defining a set of descriptors including the following terms: institutional care, shelter, institutionalization and care combined with the words child and adolescent. These keywords were searched in the databases Scielo, Lilacs, Capes Theses and Dissertations Database, Brazilian Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations, Public Domain Portal, WorldCat and Capes Periodicals. The initial search resulted in over 3,000 titles. These texts were filtered after reading their abstracts, and this process resulted in a total of 181 articles and 317 theses and dissertations in line with the parameters established in the project.


After careful screening of the material, articles were cataloged with following information: bibliographic reference, abstract, keywords, objective, type of research, period, form of data collection, theoretical framework for analysis, results, recommendations and observations/highlights. Theses and dissertations included bibliographic references, name of the advisor and co-advisor, abstract and keywords. These methodological screens were used because of the large volume of studies identified and because a significant part of the research presented in theses and dissertations is published as articles. 


The data survey includes an analysis of academic research on institutional care for children and adolescents published in Brazil between the years 2000 and 2019. From the end of the 2000 decade, there is a large volume of publications related to the issue of institutional care. The Southeast region stands out in terms of the number of publications, followed by the South region. Most of the texts surveyed were published in journals related to the human and social sciences, but health and biological sciences also deserve mention. The amount and content of the production is vast and presents a diversity of data and analyses, highlighting topics such as: aspects of everyday life in institutions from the perspective of children, adolescents and professionals; analysis of protective measures; discussions focusing on the family; assessments on the functioning of institutions; and debates about the development of children and adolescents in an institutional environment.

 

Research Team

Coordination: Irene Rizzini (Professor at the Social Service Department at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and Director of the International Center for Research and Policy on Childhood (CIESPI) in association with PUC-Rio. 

Researcher: Renata Brasil (CIESPI/PUC-Rio)

Research Assistants: Helena Piombini and Caroline Araujo (CIESPI/PUC-Rio).

Interns: Mônica Regina de Almeida Figueiredo (PIBIC/CNPq), Hanna Azevedo Coelho (PIBIC/CNPq) and Letícia Cristina Ferreira da Silva (FAPERJ).