Family witnessed within the family. A qualitative study on risk and protective factors in young child victims

Author/s Letizia Caso, Francesca Vitale, Michela Boni
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2011/1
Language Italian Pages 23 P. 87-109 File size 465 KB
DOI 10.3280/MAL2011-001005
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The research aims at knowing the domestic violence phenomenon through the study of the risk and protective factors of the child witnesses. The present study is based on a qualitative approach. The sample is constituted by 24 mothers who were victim of domestic violence by their partners and who lived in sheltered accommodations. The main results of the research are the relation between the beginning of domestic violence and either the pregnancy or the child birth, the relation between the direct victimization and the violence witness, and, finally, the role of the multiethnic aspects of the partners on the domestic violence. The main protective factors are the professional independence of the mothers and the support of the social network.

Keywords: Witnessing violence, domestic violence, child protection, risk factors, protective factors, stalking

Letizia Caso, Francesca Vitale, Michela Boni, La violenza assistita intrafamiliare. Uno studio qualitativo sui fattori di rischio e di protezione nei minori vittime in "MALTRATTAMENTO E ABUSO ALL’INFANZIA" 1/2011, pp 87-109, DOI: 10.3280/MAL2011-001005