Family dynamics from the perspective of parents and children involved in domestic violence against children and adolescents

Camilla Soccio Martins, Maria das Graças Carvalho Ferriani, Marta Angélica Iossi Silva, Nide Regina Zahr, Kátia Michelli Bertoldi Arone, Eliana Mendes de Souza Teixeira Roque
2007 Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem  
We sought, in this investigation, to understand the family dynamics in the view of parents and children involved in Domestic Violence against children and adolescents institutionalized in the Center of Assistance to the Victimized Child and Adolescent (CACAV), in Ribeirão Preto-SP, Brazil. This is a qualitative study with semi-structured interviews applied to parents and children from six families involved in domestic violence. The data were analyzed through content analysis. Ecology of human
more » ... velopment was used as theoretical reference. Domestic violence was reported, though it is understood as common practice for the families. We identified that the parents' view favors the denial of the violence perpetrated. The children, on the other hand, point that love ties and affection are more significant for their development than blood relations. We believe that the knowledge acquired as how violence is experienced, can contribute with intervention strategies capable of breaking the perverse cycle of violent family relationships.
doi:10.1590/s0104-11692007000500002 pmid:18157438 fatcat:phzpozb3wjefpaoea4yf74r2uu