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Revista Psicologia Política

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PEREZ, Beatriz Corsino; MENDES, Juliana Thimóteo Nazareno  and  LIBARDI, Suzana Santos. Participation of children and adolescents in the council of rights: building possible paths. Rev. psicol. polít. [online]. 2022, vol.22, n.55, pp. 622-636. ISSN 2175-1390.

In this paper, we aim to reflect on how the participation of children and adolescents has been incorporated by a Municipal Council of Rights, in the interior of the state of Rio de Janeiro. We report our experience as counselors, from 2012 until 2018, and as coordinators of an extension project developed in 2016 and 2017, which sought to create a space for children and adolescents to speak and to sensitize professionals on this topic. We held workshops with 60 children, 25 adolescents and 20 professionals who worked in the social assistance network. We observed that the subjects from younger generations continue to be treated by the Council, as well as by projects cofinanced by the Municipal Fund, in an objectified and little participative way. The notions of control and discipline are intrinsic to the welfare approach adopted. At the end, the paper presents perspectives of children and adolescents about their realities and some possibilities for their participation in the Council.

Keywords : Childhood; Adolescence; Participation; Rights Council.

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