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Residential Care of ChildrenComparative Perspectives$
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Mark E. Courtney and Dorota Iwaniec

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195309188

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309188.001.0001

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Children and Youth in Institutional Care in Brazil

Children and Youth in Institutional Care in Brazil

Historical Perspectives and Current Overview

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Residential Care of Children



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This chapter discusses the institutionalization of children and adolescents in Brazil and places current debates about institutional care in a historical context. Topics covered include children in residential care, the landmark characteristics of the ways Brazil has treated needy children in the past and the present, the pivotal changes in attitude and law in the 1980s and 1990s, the contemporary reality of institutional care, and challenges for the future.

Keywords:   residential care, child care, child welfare, child services, needy children, Brazil

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