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Psychosocial Intervention

versión impresa ISSN 1132-0559


GONZALEZ SALA, Francisco  y  GIMENO COLLADO, Adelina. Domestic Violence: Women's Profile With Social Care. Intervención Psicosocial [online]. 2009, vol.18, n.2, pp.165-175. ISSN 1132-0559.

The profile of women having suffered domestic violence is presented. It is based on a study made on 297 women who receive social care from the Valencia Council. 37,3% of the women in this group has suffered domestic violence. The profile of these women, compared with the ones belonging to the same group who don’t suffer domestic violence, is characterized by the following features: non-gypsy ethnic group, one-parent familiar structure, marital status separated, several previous sentimental relationships, and psychological problems. In other features which characterize the women receiving social care, like studies level, labour situation, familiar and non-familiar support, no significant differences where appreciated. Based on the present information’s, advise on prevention and community intervention is considered.

Palabras clave : profile of women having suffered domestic violence; social care; prevention; community intervention.

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