This report provides a global survey of child protection and education services in Portugal and their evolution, as well as other measures that contribute to equal opportunities for women in employment and leisure.
Books published by IAC
Guide Growing up with Rights: Pedagogical Actions at School
This book is presented as a playful-pedagogical tool for children between 8 and 11 years old in the context of Internet safety. It is based on the narratives collected in the field, by the researcher and co-author Teresa Castro, and which gave substance to this collection written by three hands with Cláudia Manata and Raquel Palermo. In order to translate research into a useful product for society, this collection is particularly aimed at children, their families and teachers and educators. Stories are built step by step, based on choices that lead to different outcomes. Throughout the narrative, the reader is faced with several choices and each choice (which has the number of the page to which the reader must “jump”) leads to different ends (results of decisions), awakening in the reader the desire to start over, choosing the other way. It is intended to give the reader the opportunity to reflect on their choices, participating in the narrative. This methodology, in addition to being dynamic and reflective, intends to involve generations in conducting the plot, inviting adults and children to establish dialogue about the risks and opportunities of the Internet. Click to buy
The first volume of the “Premika Alert! Online risk detected”, a collection for 1st and 2nd school-cycle children in the field of Internet safety. In addition to the history, the book has a set of “tips” for surfing the Internet safely which can be read and discussed within family. It also features a glossary. Click to buy.
This guide brings together some of the best practices used throughout the existence of the IAC/Projecto Rua with children, young people and families whom we have accompanied. It is a practical instrument, easy to learn and apply. This Guide is intended for animators, educators, teachers and all those who believe in the power of animation as an essential tool in the intervention with children and young people.
It is a cliché expression but it remains true that man has already surpassed the boldest predictions of Huxley and Orwell regarding the techniques of reproduction. Current assisted reproduction techniques dissociate, first, the sexual act from fertilization, and then, fertilization from pregnancy.
How do children live in the city(ies)? What new opportunities and new risks are involved in the processes of socialization in large urban centers? What are the implications of these factors in the definition of education, health and urban planning policies? Will the profound changes in the framework of family life and in the structure of families impose a rethinking of children’s rights? How do children see and represent the city where they live?
The Blue Book is aimed at younger children and its main purpose is to raise awareness, inform and provide some strategies on such a sensitive issue and of which, unfortunately, so many children are victims. It helps them understand what might be happening to them or someone close to them, what is right or wrong and how to ask for help. In this atypical period that we are all experiencing and which leads us to social isolation, there are concerns about the most vulnerable children who are far from the eyes of those who could protect them. The Convention on the Rights of the Child, in its article 19, says that all children must be protected against abuse and neglect. We leave here the appeal for all of us to always remember this, not only in April – international month for the prevention of child abuse, but during every month and every day of the year. And now, more than ever, we all have the obligation to be the protectors of these Children who depend on us to defend them! Click to read.
“Adoption means providing a family to children who cannot be raised in the families into which they were born i. e. in their families of origin” (Salvaterra, 2011, p. 15). The integration of a child born in another family and at an older age can mean that the adoptive parents do not have full knowledge…
I arrived at my foster family’s house! This booklet describes what I would like my foster family to know about me, so that they understand and know how to deal with my behaviour and reactions, which will help me feel well integrated. If you have any doubts, you can count on the team that accompanies me and oversees my foster care process. Clique para visualizar.
This publication illustrated by the French illustrator Pef, summarizes and reaffirms the 10 rights of hospitalized children and is a very useful tool for: health/education professionals, parents, the general public and institutions concerned with the rights of the Child. The Charter’s ten points help doctors and nurses to see the child, his/her family and all those who care for him/her, as a whole and to accept children as partners in all areas of health care. Click to read.
This work, with a foreword by Maria de Belém Roseira and a preface by Dulce Rocha, aims to inform Parents, Health Professionals, Teachers and the general public about the instruments that protect children in the health area in Portugal. The six chapters present the laws and other legal provisions that, in relation to the Child, illustrate the Right to Health and Access to Health Services, Protection of Maternity, Paternity and Adoption, School Health, Child Victims of Abuse, Adolescents and Children and Young People with Disabilities.
Publication of the Minutes from the Meeting with the same title organized by the IAC at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in January 1996. More than 3 dozen contributions aided a diagnosis of the situation on Humanization in the field of child and young people care in Portuguese health services. It also contributed to dissemination of the European Charter for Children in Hospitals.
This guide was created in the Humanization sector of the IAC’s Child Care Services and was financed by the GlaxoSmithkline Foundation for Health Sciences. Its aim is to provide information on the national reality and facilitate reflection and identification of the necessary changes, both in terms of behaviour and professional practices. The 335 pages of this book are divided into three chapters. In the first chapter, 37 professionals express their opinion on various aspects of reception in hospitals; the second chapter includes the study “Children’s Reception and Stay in Health Services”; the third one contains 104 cards featuring Portuguese hospitals, of which 91 receive and host children. Click to read.
Summary of the Meeting, Lisbon, March 26, 2004.
O Instituto de Apoio à Criança lançou a campanha “Nem mais uma palmada: Pela eliminação dos castigos corporais”, no dia 22 de fevereiro de 2022, de modo a sensibilizar, alertar e combater a violência contra as crianças, focando-se especialmente nos castigos corporais. Neste pequeno livro vamos abordar temas relacionados com os castigos corporais, tais como…
A brochura “Desafios das Crianças Adotadas – O que é esperado?” foi desenvolvida no âmbito do projeto europeu “Academia para a Parentalidade Consciente – Famílias de Acolhimento precisam-se!”, pela equipa do Conhecimento e Formação e com ilustrações de Nelson Martins. Esta brochura, dirigida às famílias adotivas, procura retratar o processo de integração de uma criança…
Cheguei a casa da minha família de acolhimento! O que gostava que a minha família de acolhimento soubesse
sobre mim, para que compreenda e saiba lidar com os meus comportamentos e reações de modo a que eu me sinta bem
integrado, está descrito neste livrinho. Se tiverem dúvidas, podem contar com a equipa que me acompanha e que está encarregue do meu processo de acolhimento familiar Clique para visualizar.
This work includes the Directory of Portuguese Non-Governmental Organizations that combat the Disappearance and Sexual Exploitation of Children, the national report on these two issues, interviews with key people (PJ inspector, Public Prosecutor, High Authority for the Media), definitions related to the disappearance and sexual exploitation of children, as well as presentations at the European Conference on the two topics organized by the IAC on 9 October 2003.
Through a culture of shared responsibility, between the Municipality of Lisbon and the IAC, a contribution is being made to the development of actions in the school community aimed at implementing measures linked to prevention policies. The IAC project “From SOS-Child to School Mediation” seeks to develop actions that contribute to the construction of a broad educational social network which responds to the needs of the school community, acting for the benefit of education/learning tailored to each student. Click to read.
“Cadernos 2013 – das Palavras aos Atos” (2013 Notebooks – From Words to Acts”) initiative. ESAN (European Social Action Network) invited the IAC to collaborate in the initiative as it had done in 2000 – “CAHIERS 2000 – Le dire pour act”. This initiative aims to give voice to the most excluded – children, young people and families accompanied by IAC – Projecto Rua who were then able to express their opinion, through drawings or writing about their current situation. Click to read.
The IAC, aware of the need for parental education, the absence of valid instruments for this purpose, and that this work constitutes an important support for those who deliver training to populations, promoted the publication of this book. It is therefore, as noted on the cover, a “recommended reading for parents’ schools”. It is also worth noting that the texts are scripts for the daily television episodes entitled “Manuel e Beatriz”, which served as a means of transmitting in accessible language information on the defense of children’s rights and many other essential dissemination topics in a country with such great needs in the area of education.
This guide aims to make known the work developed by the Rua Project, in terms of preventing failure, dropping out and violence in a school context, through awareness-raising sessions on the Rights and Duties of the Child, held in schools. On sale.
It is the first edition of the entire existing Portuguese legislation on Children and a fundamental working tool for all those who deal with them. The work also includes the full transcript of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Several individuals introduce this collection of the entire existing Portuguese legislation on Children: the President of the Republic (opening), the Minister of Justice (presentation), the High Commissioner for Issues on the Promotion of Equality and the Family (preface) and the President of the IAC (introduction). The work includes the full transcript of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
This revised and updated 3rd Edition coincides with the 25th anniversary of the IAC. The IAC hopes that the publication once again meets the expectations of professionals who are used to relying on the Guide, facilitating the exercise of functions as demanding as they are gratifying, ultimately seeking to deepen their knowledge, always bearing in mind greater security, which in turn leads to better performance.
Through this book the Humanization sector of the IAC’s Child Care Services pays a posthumous tribute to one of its most distinguished members. Prof. Torrado da Silva was a Founding Partner of the IAC, a member of its Coordinating Council and of the Board of Directors. He contributed to the well-being of Children in different ways, namely with around 600 communications in national and foreign Congresses, more than 70 articles in scientific journals, as well as holding high positions in several institutions linked to Paediatrics.
The International Association of Toy Libraries (ITLA) promotes every three years and never on the same continent, a Conference that constitutes, worldwide, a moment of exchange of ideas, experiences and materials. Given the innovative nature of the toy library movement initiated by the IAC in our country, the IAC was entrusted with the responsibility of organizing this Conference. This work presents dozens of summaries of interventions on the experiences and reflections of the best Portuguese and world professionals.
This work brings together facts and illustrations from the life of Professor Maria de Lourdes Levy, dedicated to Medicine and Paediatrics, both as a teacher and doctor. The love with which she dedicated herself to social solidarity institutions, such as the IAC, testifies to her commitment to the social dissemination of issues related to Health and Education in Childhood. The collection of texts, photographs and documents, in addition to portraying such a full life, clearly demonstrates how much she has contributed to the cause of the Portuguese Child.
These Minutes are fruit of the Meeting on work with Nannies/Family Day Care Centers which was the first study and reflection meeting on this topic and also the first exchange of existing experiences.
Meeting of Playgrounds and Outdoor Play Spaces: Realities and Virtual Realities of Playgrounds at the Turn of the Millennium (8th Edition)
At the turn of the year 2000, the challenges of sharing past and future, tradition and modernity, legacy and transformation, are increasing. The game and the toy, the practice and the theory of playful activity are an intrinsic part of these challenges.
Educar e Formar para Inserir (The Educate and Train to Insert) Project, based on adapted methodologies, based on individual plans and always rooted in a partnership approach, is aimed at young people between the age of 12 and 18. The main focus of these alternative education/training paths is to help young people develop personal, social, school and professional skills that will make them change violent behaviour and indiscipline which push them towards marginality and force to repeat the situation of social exclusion in which many of them were born, grew up and still live. This Guide is intended for all those who believe in education as the most powerful instrument for promoting equality. Click to read.
It is intended to reflect on the importance of games and free time, considering the transformations of social life and decision-making necessary for the acquisition of a playful culture for citizens in the society of the future.
The Calouste Gulbenkian Children’s Literature Grand Prize, established to consecrate the literary unity and quality of work dedicated to children’s literature, was awarded, in the 1987/88 biennium, to António Torrado. At the award ceremony, the writer read out a communication in which he pays homage to the contribution of the writers who preceded him in the Grand Prix. It is the testimony by António Torrado that appears in this book edited by the IAC and which also represents a contribution to the retrospective evaluation of the Children’s Literature Meetings held from 1980 onwards.
The IAC, always at the forefront of humanization in the treatment of Children, publishes this useful and practical guide as a tool for the day to day of the operatives who are involved in the fight against pain in Paediatrics. This guide suggests methods for assessing, measuring and recording pain, as well as proposing therapeutic plans for pharmacological and non-pharmacological multimodal analgesia.
This publication was born in the Humanization sector of the IAC’s Child Care Services. Its aims are to characterize human resources as well as to identify and characterize the reception/care conditions that support the care of young people in Health Centers. It studies the attitudes and behaviour of professionals confronted with pain in children and the specific procedures of primary health care. Click to read.
The denial of pain in the child is an ancestral habit and not yet abandoned. Countless testimonies and the procedures used by those who have the duty, if not professional at least ethical, to control pain prove it. It is our objective to carry out an informal assessment of current attitudes and behaviour towards pain in children and to seek consensus on the procedures to be adopted.
Publication of the intervention of Prof. Arquimedes Santos at the 1st Exhibition of Pedagogical Materials, at the Escola Superior de Educação de Setúbal, in November 1988. In the preface Natália Pais from IAC writes that “the contribution of this work to the development of recreational activities, especially in its psycho-pedagogical aspect, completes the notion of the toy in its relationship with the symbolic function”. Click to read.
The texts that make up the collection “Cadernos da Actividade Lúdica” allow the dissemination of contributions from participants whose intervention has enriched conferences, round tables, meetings and other events on games, toys, toy libraries and outdoor play spaces, organized by the IAC’s Recreational Activity Sector. This volume includes texts by several renowned authors.
The texts that make up the “Cadernos da Actividade Lúdica” collection allow the dissemination of contributions from participants who have enriched, with their intervention, conferences, round tables, meetings and other events on games, toys, toy libraries and outdoor play spaces, organized by the sector of the IAC Playful Activity. This volume includes five texts by Graça Guedes, João Amado, José Veiga, Manuela Hasse and Jorge Crespo.
The Humanization sector of the IAC decided to compile and edit the minutes of the Meeting “Reflecting Practices to Improve Performance” held in Porto in November 1999, given the interest shown by all participants and taking into account the importance of the topics covered.
The themes chosen for this Meeting, although they have already been the subject of the previous reflection, continue to be of extreme relevance, which is why it is justified to continue with their in-depth study and debate.
Collection of drawings made by children/young people accompanied by the IAC-Projecto Rua sector. The vast majority of drawings were produced during leisure activities and others were conceived in other places, such as vacation spaces. Houses, animals and aspects of nature, along with the human figure, appear in many of the drawings and are wealth that belongs to the knowledge each child possesses and that, with this publication, the IAC helps to preserve.
Children’s audiobook whose aim is to promote debate and reflection on the Rights of the Child by children, parents and educators through short stories and poems written by several Portuguese writers: António Torrado, Inês de Barros Baptista, Inês Pupo, Mª Teresa M. Gonzalez, Luísa Ducla Soares, Raquel Palermo, José Jorge Letria, António Mota, Augusto Carlos, Rui Zink and José Fanha, with illustrations by Vera Pyrrait, voice by Pedro D’Orey and music by Ricardo Daniel and Tiago Barbosa.
In the study and investigation presented in this book, we intend to analyse the problem of street children in the city of Lisbon, using the intervention methodology developed by IAC – Projecto Rua over the last 25 years. Click to buy.
The IAC Advisory Board publication was released during the public presentation ceremony of the IAC Advisory Board, which brings together a group of distinguished personalities with a path linked to the promotion of the Rights of the Child. Click to read.
This document proposes the adoption of legislative measures that clarify the legal concept of the “best interests of the child”, which, for example, would allow the legal consecration of the child’s right to preserve their deep psychological connections and the continuity of affective relationships that are felt as gratifying and in their interest. Authored by the Executive President of the IAC, it relied on the contribution of people accredited in the area of the Rights of the Child. It was delivered by the IAC Board to the President of the Assembly of the Republic, in April 2008. Click to read.
This work aimed at parents, educators, teachers, students and other education professionals helps to make known the importance of toy libraries as spaces for culture and education, spaces that are an indispensable school complement and that are of vital importance in the education of the child. The author has supervised numerous courses on the organization of toy libraries at the main universities and training centers for educators in Spain, Portugal and Mexico.
Twenty professionals (paediatricians, judges, teachers, nurses, etc.) involved in the defense of the Child comment on the ten principles that are part of the Charter for Hospitalized Children, at the rate of two per principle. In this way, they contribute to making this document better known to all those who are interested in the well-being of the Child in general and the hospitalized Child in particular, helping them and their families to bear the pain of illness and separation.
Rights are what every child needs to be happy, healthy and feel safe, and adults like your parents, teachers or the government of your country should provide you with opportunities to enjoy your rights. This leaflet talks about your Rights listed in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child concerning the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, and other threats to children. Children like you helped to write this booklet so that you understand and discover how you can get the protection and care you are entitled to. The Convention has 4 General Principles that must be applied to all the Rights of the Child. Click to read.
Poem by Matilde Rosa Araújo and illustrations by students from EB1 nº 101 and Kindergarten of Alvalade. Click to read.
This publication enumerates a set of games with stones, sticks, irons, bags, fabrics, etc., played from the North to the South of the country and which highlight one of the forms of playful expression of Portuguese culture. This book demonstrates that the promotion of children’s rights and play has been a pioneering concern of the IAC.
This book refers to the objectives, the various phases of the project, the new strategies and the methodologies applied in what was the only innovative project approved for Portugal by the European Commission, under the 3rd Programme to Combat Poverty.
This book was born from the voluntary collaboration of the writer Rosário Alçada Araújo and the illustrator Carla Nazareth and fulfils the desire that we have always had, in line with the rights recognized in the Hospitalized Child Charter, to publish material suitable for children, which will make them aware of their status as a subject of rights. The Hospitalized Child Charter thus gains new life, at the hands of the authors, who manage to transform it into the story of a prince who one day fell ill and was hospitalized… And, “if a prince deserves all the love and attention, a prince who is sick deserves much more!” Click to read.