ACT : uma possibilidade de prevenção universal à violência contra a criança
Silva, Jéssica de Assis
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Aggressive models can be learned during childhood, critical period to children to learn basic skills and whose effects are long lasting. In this sense, prevention programs that emphasize the role of environment in acquisition of non-aggressive repertoires and which highlight the role of the important adults in children's lives, such as their parents and other caregivers, are essential to prevent violence in its many forms. This chapter describes the ACT raising safe kids Program, designed in 2000 by the American Psychological Association (APA) in the United States, and implemented in several countries. It is a universal prevention program that articulates early intervention and training of parenting skills to prevent violence against children. Through a topical review of the literature, it is intended, in this chapter, address the historical aspects of the ACT program, its dissemination and its results in research evaluation and implementation, highlighting the gaps in research and suggesting new research.