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Estudos de Psicologia (Natal)

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MACHADO, Mônica Sperb  and  PEREIRA, Caroline Rubin Rossato. Significant Personal Networks of women responsible for monoparental families in social vulnerability. Estud. psicol. (Natal) [online]. 2020, vol.25, n.4, pp. 399-411. ISSN 1413-294X.

This study aimed to understand the dynamics of significant personal networks for motherhood in single parents in situations of social vulnerability. Ten women with children, responsible for families enrolled in Social Assistance Referral Centers (CRAS) of a municipality of Rio Grande do Sul, participated. A Sociodemographic Questionnaire, a semi-structured Interview and the Network Map were applied. The data were treated together from content analyze. It was found that family, friends, neighbors, "bosses"/"mistress"and professionals/services support motherhood. These included functions such as material help, social company, emotional support, advice and social regulation. Expanding knowledge of significant personal networks can foster professional practices that include them in interventions.

Keywords : father absence; maternity; poverty; social networks.

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