This project involves qualitative and quantitative analyses of the condition of children and adolescents in street situations and those in institutional care in 17 Brazilian cities with oven one million inhabitants, covering all five regions in the country. This project is a collaboration with the Beneficent Association of the Young Nazarene (OPN) in Fortaleza who care for street children in the cities of Fortaleza, Recife and Manaus and coordinates a national network that involves a large number of organizations focusing on young people in street situations. CIESPI is responsible for the research being carried out and will analyze the profile of the young people surveyed, the services they are being offered and the characteristics of the children in institutional care including their passage from home to the streets. CIESPI will also collaborate with a group of professional organizations to put together a guide about institutional care for young people. The project will help inform Brazilian and Latin American organizations on work to improve policies and practices for these young people.
Separate survey instruments for the street children, the professionals responsible for their care, and for the young people in institutions have been field tested and are being used in the process of data collection in the 17 cities. During 2019, data analysis and several seminars will take place in order to discuss and disseminate the results.
Project: Manoel Torquatto (OPN/Fortaleza-CE)
Research: Irene Rizzini (DSS/PUC-Rio; CIESPI/PUC-Rio)
Maria Cristina Bó (CIESPI/PUC-Rio)
Renata Brasil (CIESPI/PUC-Rio)
Juliana Batistuta Vale (CIESPI/PUC-Rio)