ARGUAINA: The City Hall hosts CAPS Infantil, which can serve 530 children per month.

At the top of final 12 months, the municipality of Araguaina took over the administration of the CAPS Infantil (Center for Psychosocial Assistance) and the unit is open to serve children and younger folks from 3 years to 17 years and 11 months. The service is linked to the Department of Health of Araguaina and is out there to the general public from Monday to Friday, from 7 am to six pm, Rua Deusarina Alves, nº 11, Jardim Philadelphia.

Dagma Luzia Carvalho de Sousa, Head of Children’s CAPS, explains that the service is a part of the RAPS (Psychosocial Assistance Network) and is designed to welcome and take care of children and adolescents affected by psychological issues or extreme and protracted psychological problems, a psychoactive strategy that seeks to keep up and strengthen social ties. together with those that use substances.

“It’s necessary to notice that folks additionally get help from CAPS by way of household help group monitoring to learn how to cope with their kid’s scenario, as many are in denial and do not know methods to cope with it. In this case, we discuss concerning the kid’s want for therapy earlier than therapy,” the coordinator informs.

Who will get care?

The division treats children and adolescents with agitation, nervousness, consideration deficit dysfunction, despair, post-traumatic stress dysfunction and different problems. In addition to Araguaina, residents of different municipalities within the northern area can even be helped after receiving medical care, like Ana Clea Arruda, a resident of Carmolandia.

“My son may be very scared and I’ve to speak to him to calm him down and he additionally has bother studying. We come right here each 15 days, and I hope that this therapy will begin,” stated Ana Kleya.

What does CAPS Infantil provide?

The division carries out admissions, particular person supervision and in therapeutic-psychotherapeutic teams, household help, therapeutic workshops, dwelling, faculty, establishment visits, lively search and different duties of RAPS accountability with the efficiency of a multidisciplinary crew.

For 5 months, 10-year-old Nicole Andrade has been receiving therapy at CAPS. Through the workshops, he can draw, make collages and talk with different folks. “I like this place, my lecturers, I like to attract right here and do that artwork, it makes me completely happy,” stated Nicole.

How to entry the service?

CAPS Infantil has open doorways, which means no referrals or protocols are required to enter. Parents or guardians ought to solely current paperwork that show the kid’s obligation. The proposed request shall be evaluated by the specialists of the middle for entry into the service.

“If a toddler’s wants are outdoors the CAPS remit, we’ll make an acceptable referral to a selected service inside the help community. We observe this course in order that the kid doesn’t stay with out therapy,” stated Dagma.

The service has the capability to serve as much as 50 children per month in an intensive challenge with every day care; 100 per month in a semi-intensive method, with therapy two to a few occasions every week; and in a non-intensive challenge, as much as 310 children are cared for each 15 days. (Ricardo Sottero / Photo: Marcos Filho Sandez)

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