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Revista Polis e Psique

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MARTINS, Tayná Ceccon  and  SILVA, Rafael Bianchi. The psychology in CRAS: possible developments on public participation. Rev. Polis Psique [online]. 2020, vol.10, n.1, pp.144-163. ISSN 2238-152X.

This research aims to study the public participation in CRAS - Reference Centers of Social Assistance, focusing on the psychologists' perception of their work environment. To that end, semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight psychologists acting in CRAS units located in Paraná. On the basis of those inteviews it was possible to conclude that the psychologists believe they can enhance the public engagement within the CRAS centers through accomodation and qualified consult, especially from collective initiatives, such as workshops and communitarian actions. They also consider a role of the psychologist to engage local citizens in politics, enabling them to understand it and to be active in their local communities. These results can contribute to better understand the social role of Psychology and possible approaches in this space.

Keywords : psychology; CRAS; political participation; public space.

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