Relatório de estágio
: prevenção de maus-tratos em crianças com deficiência

  • Sónia Alexandra Borda D'Água Pestana Tavares (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Child abuse is a scourge that victimizes children every day. Diagnose situations where there is commitment of child development and disregard for the child rights is no easy task. Yet despite the inconsistency in the concept, more and more health professionals are trying to address this issue, working the protective factors, maintaining family cohesion, thereby contributing to the protection of child rights. When caring for children with disabilities their vulnerability is accentuated toward the caregiver and the very limitations of society that do not allow their inclusion. The Nurse Specialist, by promoting the binding and adjustment of parenting skills to the child / young person needs, contributes to the minimization of risk factors, fostering a healthy development of the child / young person and family. The Training Report explains the academic development path made over three modules completed in two different institutions - Centro de Reabilitação de Paralisia Cerebral and the Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, EPE/ Hospital Dona Estefânia. According to the diagnostic report prepared in each module, objectives, activities and skills were recommended to be acquired as a Nurse Specialist in Pediatrics and Child Health. Using a reflective approach, scientific and considering the theoretical model of Anne Casey added value compared to "prevention of abuse of children with disabilities", several activities aimed at children / youth, family and multidisciplinary team were developed. Over the three modules binding was promoted through Binding cards offered to parents; Augmentative Alternative Communication introduced in Hospital Health Services and recommended the partnership between health care institutions that care for children with disabilities. With the development of activities deemed appropriate by the multidisciplinary team, health care centered on the needs of children / youth with disabilities, leaving aside institutional constraints. There is still a long way to go toward the defense for the rights of children with disabilities, yet I believe that with the implementation of activities directed at the child / youth, family and multidisciplinary team new horizons were opened up in the approach of caring. The child is and always will be the future, so it's up to all of us to defend the future we want to live in.
Date of Award2011
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorElisabete Nunes (Supervisor)


  • Children
  • Disabilities
  • Abuse
  • Prevention
  • Nurse Specialist in Pediatrics and Child Health


  • Mestrado em Enfermagem

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