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Abuso emotivo e grave trascuratezza: la rappresentazione mentale della famiglia nei minori deprivati
Author/s: Angelica Arace, Tilde Giani Gallino 
Year:  2003 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  22 FullText PDF:  125 KB

In this study the authors investigate neglected and emotional abused children’s mental representations of their family, using the Kinetic Family Drawing. The drawings of 44 children, ages 9 to 15, were collected: 20 maltreated children and 24 nonmaltreated children. Results indicate maltreated children’s drawings are distinguished by parents’ representations omitted -especially father’s representation-, poor integration of figures, incomplete and nonvalued View of Self, parents’ traditional roles omitted, nonsupportive and frightening View of Others (thas is, the caregivers).

Angelica Arace, Tilde Giani Gallino, in "MALTRATTAMENTO E ABUSO ALL’INFANZIA" 2/2003, pp. , DOI:


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