Possible Worlds - Where Glances Meet
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Faculdade de Engenharia de Sorocaba (Facens), Sorocaba, Brazil
Facens, Sorocaba, Brazil
Publication date: 2023-04-27
Popul. Med. 2023;5(Supplement):A1360
Background: Brazil is a culturally and ethnically miscegenated country, with great natural and economic wealth, however, it presents growing social inequalities. According to a report from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), poverty had record growth in 2021; 62.5 million people live below the poverty line, corresponding to 29.4% of the total population, and 17.9 million survive in extreme poverty. The Covid-19 pandemic intensified social inequalities and the emergence of mental illnesses, highlighting the need for psychology professionals who act beyond specific mental health issues and achieve a practice that guarantees rights and promotes human dignity. Given this scenario, a university extension project was created to contribute to mental health care and rights guarantee. Aim: Promote improved access to health care and better living conditions for vulnerable populations living at risk in communities in Brazil. Methods: Qualitative and descriptive study, professional experience report with cross-sectional time frame. Results: Students from the second semester of Psychology course worked in different communities, such as: indigenous villages, homeless people, quilombo community, women victims of violence and children. From the territorialization, planning, survey of weaknesses and capabilities, home visits, team’s subdivisions, educational groups, dialogue circles, interviews, partnerships with non-governmental organizations and community experience, it was possible to build actions based on Community Treatment, in addition to the records written and photographic, the interventions were recorded in a documentary. Conclusions: Psychology students promoted individual and collective actions that made it possible to discover “invisible” talents; among them dancers, poetesses, painters, musicians, artisans, entrepreneurs, and builders. Interventions contributed to a comprehensive care, acceptance, bonds strengthening, knowledge of rights and cure for mental illnesses through perspectives that make “worlds possible”.
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