Domestic violence against children and adolescents (DVACA) is still a great challenge to the health sector and to the other sectors of protection to these actors. Social, emotional, psychological and cultural factors, as well as the lack of knowledge of the users and professionals of these sectors, hamper recognizing and following the violent events. In this sense, the concept of social networks has been arisen as a possible novel manner to understand certain problems and cope with them, and to look to the health-disease process as something complex, not only as a product of the biological system. The main goal of this study is to contribute to improve the comprehension on the social network and social support to the families involved in DVACA, in the city of Campinas - SP. Data collection in this study with a qualitative approach will be performed by documental search, semi-structured interviews, and minimum maps of relationships of the personal social networks of the families. The collected data will be analyzed on the basis of the complexity paradigm; such analysis will be guided by the comprehension and contextualization of the data, according to the following steps: classification and organization of the collected data; organization of referential frames; and establishment of relationships among the data. The results will strength the change in the paradigm to the view and, consequently, to the care provided to the families involved in DVACA. On the basis of these results, the authors will seek for answers and build more effective projects of intervention with these actors, as well as to promote the individual and community empowerment.
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