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Revista Polis e Psique

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SANTOS, Antonia Vieira  and  MARTINS, Herbert Toledo. A Brief Overview of Social Inclusion Practice in a Psycho-social Care Center (CAPS) in Bahia. Rev. Polis Psique [online]. 2016, vol.6, n.3, pp.124-144. ISSN 2238-152X.

This paper is the result of a Master's level research seeking to understand the construction of modes of social inclusion in the quotidian of individuals suffering psychological distress. Based on professional practitioners’ reports from the Ana Nery Psycho-social Care Center (CAPS) in the city of Cachoeira in the state of Bahia, this case study uses semi-structured interviews to carry out a qualitative research. The analysis of the spoken texts makes use of Pêcheux speech analysis. The results and discussions are presented under four categories: the 'knots' within the social integration process of psycho-social care in CAPS; weaving social inclusion into urban meshes through CAPS; contractuality in mental health; and, co-responsibility: the role of technical staff and CAPS users’ families in promoting social inclusion. The discussion running through these categories promotes a reading towards the possible social inclusion of individuals in psychological distress, aimed at the realization of a policy of deinstitutionalization within the anti-asylum movement. The research acknowledges the challenges facing the social inclusion process facing CAPS users and the agonies and struggles the dispositif of deinstitutionalization takes on every day to sustain anti-asylum initiatives within its practices.

Keywords : Mental Health; Social Inclusion; Deinstitutionalization.

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