Working with invisible gender violence perpetrators

Author/s Fortuna Procentese, Immacolata Di Napoli, Caterina Arcidiacono, Marina Cerqua
Publishing Year 2019 Issue 2019/3 Language Italian
Pages 14 P. 123-136 File size 392 KB
DOI 10.3280/PDS2019-003007
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Violence against women is a social problem and has a relevant impact on individual and relational health of victims. In Europe, programs directed to violence perpetrators, as well as to the victims, are fighting against gender violence. In Italy, interventions directed to violence perpetrators were only recently developed. This research aimed at exploring how the personnel of Italian health services deal with perpetrators. Twelve operators of newly established Italian service were interviewed. Interviews collected data related to: representations of perpetrators; emotional experiences with them, difficulties experienced, as well as, the resources activated by the personnel in the intervention with the author of violence. The results highlighted the importance of specialized training for the personnel of services directed to violence perpetra-tors. Furthermore, the data suggested the need of a formal network among institutions and services fighting gender violence. The network should be able to induce the perpetrators to get help. Promoting integrated network protocols, among the various gender violence services, will be a useful strategy to improve health and wellbeing of all actors of gender violence.

Keywords: Violence perpetrator, gender violence, services fighting gender violence, wellbeing.

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Fortuna Procentese, Immacolata Di Napoli, Caterina Arcidiacono, Marina Cerqua, Lavorare in centri per uomini violenti affrontandone l’invisibilità della violenza in "PSICOLOGIA DELLA SALUTE" 3/2019, pp 123-136, DOI: 10.3280/PDS2019-003007