The study was performed from a part of the database of the multicenter research (RAPAD) developed in the states of Paraiba, Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, obeying criteria established, as follow: consent to participate in the survey; have less than 20 years old; reside within the urban perimeter of the city of Joao Pessoa, Paraiba State, and present permission from legal guardians.
The selection of adolescent parents was established after the quantitative substudy of the RAPAD research, with adolescent mothers whose deliveries occurred in a university hospital of the municipality.
The RAPAD research project was approved by the Research Ethics Committee of the Dentistry Faculty of the Federal University of Pelotas, under protocol number 007/2008.
The interviewer attended the Training Course of RAPAD Research developed in the Federal University of Paraiba, which prepared the interviewer for using the tools genogram and ecomap, as well as for the interview.
RAPAD, DUBDSC, NWPHC, ORRG) and more complex, centrally-orchestrated multi-actor collaborations with their own project-based, contractual elements (e.g.
This fragility can be seen in the case of two largest regional bodies: Desert Channels Queensland and RAPAD. Between 2002 and 2007, DCQ became the largest regional organisation with more than 20 full-time staff.
The Remote Area Planning and Development Board (RAPAD) has existed since 1992 and has an annual budget of approximately $1.5 million with 16 fulltime staff.
Remote Area Planning and Development Board (RAPAD) As the regional organisation of councils (ROC) and economic development agency for the region, and oldest regional body, RAPAD has been a natural coordination point--formally and informally--for a considerable amount of regional decision-making, resource sharing and intelligence exchange.
However, as noted, RAPAD has limited and impermanent resources for regional coordination and decision-making purposes.