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Psicologia: ciência e profissão

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SILVA, Fábio Silvestre; OLIVEIRA, Francisco Helder da Silva; PICCIONE, Marcelo Arruda  and  LEMOS, Roberta Freitas. Libertarian soccer: social commitment. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2008, vol.28, n.4, pp. 832-845. ISSN 1414-9893.

Based on the Brazilian Constitution (1988) and on the Child and Adolescente Statute (ECA/1990, Brazilian Statute for the Protection of Children and Adolescents), the Defense Center of the Child and Adolescent’s Rights (CEDECA Interlagos) has developed and applied an alternative methodology for socioeducational measures for those who work with young offenders on parole. This report concerns a particular project for the adolescents who live in Capela do Socorro and Parelheiros - districts in the city of São Paulo with several social problems that lead to high levels of social vulnerability. The project has used soccer as a means of reflection on the youngsters’ reality and everyday lives. The process focuses on the opportunity they are given to develop self-consciousness as citizens who have rights. The aim of the project, therefore, is the promotion of their own social well-being, so that they may become active citizens. It is possible to see that this kind of language, closer to the desire of these adolescents, gives them a new meaning to the monitoring they have undergone. In a socioeducative point of view, they seek to overcome the obstacles in order to find out what is their increasingly prominet role, and so they reaffirm what the act of infraction pointed out, that is, their search to be subjects of their rights.

Keywords : Soccer; Socioeducative measures; Adolescent; Adolescent in conflict with the law.

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