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Estudos de Psicologia (Natal)

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MARIN, Angela Helena; FONSECA, Ana Carolina  and  SCHMIDT, Beatriz. Repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic for families with children: implications for mental health practice in the Brazilian context. Estud. psicol. (Natal) [online]. 2020, vol.25, n.3, pp. 314-323. ISSN 1413-294X.

The aim of this study was to systematize scientific and technical knowledge, through a critical review of the literature, on repercussions of the new coronavirus pandemic for families with children, considering different family compositions and social realities in the Brazilian context. Given the emerging psychological demands, implications for the professional psychologist's practice with these families were discussed, and socioemotional skills were presented as a protective factor. The lack of empirical evidence on the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic for families with children in Brazil was evidenced and the need for production in the field is highlighted. Thus, it would be possible to propose interventions aligned with the particularities of psychological demands of families in the country, which may offer subsidies to face this and other public health crises that might possibly occur in the future.

Keywords : coronavirus infections; infectious diseases; pandemics; family relations; child.

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