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LUDKE NARDI, Fernanda; MACHADO JAHN, Guilherme  and  DALBOSCO DELL'AGLIO, Débora. Profile of adolescents from deprivation of freedom: stressful events, drug use and future expectations. Psicol. rev. (Belo Horizonte) [online]. 2014, vol.20, n.1, pp.116-137. ISSN 1677-1168.

This study has investigated the profile of young offenders who were deprived of freedom in the units of FASE-RS in Porto Alegre, observing the occurrence of s tressful events , drug use on future expectations. The participants were 143 adolescents aged between 14 to 20 years (M=17.23; sd=1.19), who have completed a socio-demographic form and a questionnaire related to risk and protection factors. The data obtained pointed to the predominance of white adolescents and low schooling. Most of whom lived with the mother and siblings, 74.8% had already experienced the death of someone important, over 70% had already used drugs and 18.9% thought about killing themselves . The participants presented good expectations for the future, but low expectations concerning the conclusion of studies. The importance of the context that involves adolescents in conflict with the law is highlighted , well as the need for investment in public policies for this sector of the population

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