versión impresa ISSN 1132-0559
Signs of violence stemming from family disruptive processes are more and more common and reported in a society that is becoming zero-tolerant to this kind of behaviours. Apart from being partial and reactive, traditional approaches based on the attention to both victim and attacker forgets many issues that these events have in common. In order to break the traditional link between violence, male chauvinism and authority, the comprehensive approach to family violence should first aim at violence prevention through the promotion of communication skills, affective relationships and discipline, This paper outlines significant commonalities and differences between the various signs of family violence. It also demonstrates the advantages of using a comprehensive approach, mainly at a preventive level.
Palabras clave : Family violence; Ill-treatment; Violence prevention.