Families in social vulnerability: Survey on terms used by family therapists | Famílias em vulnerabilidade social: Rastreamento de termos utilizados por terapeutas de família

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Author list: Koller S
Publisher: Universidade de Brasília
Publication year: 2009
Volume number: 25
Issue number: 3
Start page: 403
End page: 408
Number of pages: 6
ISSN: 0102-3772
Languages: Portuguese-Brazil (PT-BR)


This study investigated if the terms "families at risk", "poor
families", "families of popular class" and "low income families" could
be related to the concept of "families in social vulnerability", when
used by family therapists. It was performed a documental survey on the
proceedings of six Brazilian scientific conferences and of one
international conference about family therapy that occurred in Brazil. A
quantitative analysis was conducted in order to verify how often these
terms were used. A qualitative analysis was also performed in order to
identify their definition. From 1994 to 2006, there was an increase from
nine to 21 works using the investigated terms. The bibliographic
material showed that these different terms are complementary and
generally related to families in social vulnerability.


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