Childwatch International – Key Institution Profiles


University of Santa Ursula Center for Research
on Childhood, Brazil

Address Main lines of research Staff profile and disciplines Networks

University of Santa Ursula Center for Research on Childhood (CESPI)

Universidade Santa Ursula
Rua Fernando Ferrari, 75
Sala 208 – P.VI
Cep 22231-040-Botafogo
Rio de Janeiro RJ

Tel: +55 21 551 5542 ext. 181
Fax: +55 21 551 6446
E-mail: [email protected]

Web site:

Irene Rizzini

Bibliographic databases:
– Historical information on children in Brazil
– Child labour (Brazil)
– Street children (Latin America)
– Directory of organizations producing information on children
– The situation of the girl child and adolescent (Brazil)

Ongoing research:
– Children and poverty in Brazil
– Youth in conflict with the law
– Working children and adolescents in Brazil
– Linking research and social action: a manual for training NGO child educators
– Children out of place – historical perspectives
– From street children to all children
– Children in the history of Brazil (500 years)

Courses on research at the University of Santa Ursula Department of Psychology
– courses on children’s rights
– trainee programmes for students at CESPI

Children’s Documentation Center
-Research and bibliographic orientation to users interested in children’s

– Psychology (4)
– Sociology (1)
– History (2)
– Social work (2)
– Education (2)
– Biblioteconomy (4)

– National networks
– Databank of professionals
working with children
– Databank of research centres on children/youth
– Bibliographical databases on the history of children in Brazil
– Inter-American Children’s Institute, Uruguay


Last updated: 24 June 1999

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