Proceedings of The 5th International Conference on Research in Applied Science
Mind Yourself: Prototype of a Mobile Application to Aid in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents Who Are Victims of Violence
Ana Flávia Ferreira Gonçalves, Daniel Botinha Batista, Flávia Maciel Franco, Larissa Emanuelle Nogueira Moreira, Marcelo Shizuo Nishisaka, Natália Angélica Ferreira de Azevedo, Taynne da Silva Viana, William Bruno Silva, Maria da Consolação Azevedo Oliveira, Flávio Henrique Batista de Souza
The World Health Organization (WHO) characterizes child violence as maltreatment of children under 18 years of age, among which, the most impactful and traumatic is sexual abuse, responsible for triggering cognitive and psychological consequences for children or adolescents raped. In this sense, cognitive-behavioral therapy is effective in managing post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety disorders, as well as depression resulting from child violence. A question can be raised: could a mobile solution, so popular among young people and children, contribute with ostensible methodologies to collect evidence of such abuses on a public that lacks the help of adults? This approach uses, among other tools, the therapy notebook: a form of daily recording of emotions made by the patient, which the prototype of the proposed application seeks to substitute for the digital version and also to interconnect the patient, psychologist and psychiatrist. This is an initial proposal based on mobile applications, with cloud computing connection perspectives.
keywords: Child violence; Sexual abuse; PTSD; Anxiety; Cognitive behavioral therapy.