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A Winnicott look on the collective imaginary of Social Mothers and child care on a sheltering situation

Grant number: 12/11096-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2012
Effective date (End): November 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Human Development Psychology
Principal Investigator:Alfredo Naffah Neto
Grantee:Larissa Garcia Ponce
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e da Saúde. Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The present work intends to reflect and analyze psychoanalytically the social care that mothers provide to institutionalized children in a Home Shelter in São Paulo's West heartland. Since Social Mothers are the main images that follow more directly the development of these individuals, participating into their daily routine, the purpose from this research is to capture the collective imaginary of these professionals in order to understand how they imagine and communicate the experience of mothering that they offer to these institutionalized children. The tool chosen to capture the collective imaginary will be Thematic Story-Drawing Procedure , from four social mothers.

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