Care Intersectoriality of children and adolescents who use psychoactive substances

  • Giancarlo Tozo
  • Gicelle Galvan Machineski
  • Beatriz Rosana Gonçalves de Oliveira Toso
Keywords: Social support, Children and adolescents, Rehabilitation, Intersectoral action.


The objective was to understand the intersectoral conception among the psychosocial attention network and the attention and social protection network in Cascavel, Paraná, Brazil, in order to care children and adolescents who use psychoactive substances. Qualitative research with the application of semi-structured recorded interviews, to workers who care young drug users making up the services networks. Data analysis was based on the discourse analysis framework. The results were presented in the category “intersectoriality understanding by the different actors”, demonstrating it is represented in actions that are not developed in isolation. They are joint actions, but also express movement, rupture of the walls from isolated knowledge areas. Thus, understanding the intersectoriality perception in daily life helps us to think of strategies to cope with existing barriers in the attention networks, proposing actions that can improve the individuals flux inside these systems for the care integrality.