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Psicologia em Pesquisa

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SILVA, Maria Angélica Alves da; ANDRADE, André Luiz Monezi  and  MICHELI, Denise De. Evaluation of the Implementation of Brief Interventions to Substance Abuse in a Socieducative Context. Psicol. pesq. [online]. 2018, vol.12, n.1, pp. 92-101. ISSN 1982-1247.

Objective: To evaluate the knowledge and the difficulties of professionals who work in socio-educational contexts on the performing of screening and brief intervention (SBI) with youth in conflict with the law. Method: One hundred two professionals filled a specific questionnaire regarding SBI. Results: lack of time for application of SBI as well as the belief that this procedure is not efficient for these youths were the main difficulties observed. Those who concluded a prior course about substance abuse had fewer chances of adherence. Besides, the difficulties observed for applying SBI reduced their motivation to perform it. Conclusion: These data indicate the necessity to change some components of these training programs by introducing an environment for dialogue as well as supervision of all procedures adopted.

Keywords : Substance-Related Disorders; adolescent behavior; brief intervention; infractions.

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