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Domestic violence: from witnessing violence to parental abuse
Author/s:  Sandra Sicurella 
Year:  2021 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  17 Pg. 85-101 FullText PDF:  182 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SISS2021-002006
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Starting from a reflection on the concept of victim-criminal, this contribution aims to deepen the relationship between exposure to Intimate Partner Violence and child/adolescent to parent violence. Both forms of violence place the child at the center, who lives in a condition of extreme fragility, also dictated by the inabil-ity to properly manage one’s emotions. Among the possible effects to be included are certainly the learning of dysfunctional relational models and the intergenera-tional transmission of violence, consequences that, in some cases, can turn chil-dren into abusers. It is therefore necessary to assess risk factors early and to identi-fy trajectories aimed at preventing and reducing these phenomena, which seem closely related.
Keywords: minors, adolescents, victims, domestic violence, witnessing violence, parent abuse.

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Sandra Sicurella, Domestic violence: from witnessing violence to parental abuse in "SICUREZZA E SCIENZE SOCIALI" 2/2021, pp. 85-101, DOI:10.3280/SISS2021-002006


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