Evaluation of families of a Psychosocial Attention Center of the south area of brazil: a methodological proposal

Christine Wetzel, Leandro Barbosa de Pinho, Eda Schwartz, Celmira Lange, Luciane Prado Kantorski, Juliana Zillmer


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Objective: to present a methodological proposal of evaluation of users' of a Psychosocial Attention Center (CAPS), developed in a wider research of evaluation of CAPS of the South Area of Brazil (States of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Paraná). Method: it is a  case study, with evaluative approach, accomplished in a CAPS of the State of Santa Catarina. It was developed with the methodology of Fourth Generation Evaluation, constructivist, responsive and with hermeneutic-dialectic approach. The evaluation of families was accomplished with the aid of Calgary Family Assessment Model (CFAM), with the genogram and ecomap. Results: CFAM provided the understanding of the family organization, to visualize the potentialities and fragilities of the family and this social network. Conclusion: the used methodology contributes to the qualification of the interventions, especially the care of the person with psychic disorders and his family.


mental health services; mental health; family relations

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5935/1676-4285.20102804