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`Hitting to Teach is One Thing, but to Hurt is a Different Thing, isn't it?': Understanding Cycles of Intergenerational Violence within Families

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Medeiros, Jaqueline K. [1] ; Pessoa, Alex S. G. [1] ; Barbosa, Amanda F. [1] ; Liebenberg, Linda [2]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Psychol, Washington Luis Rd, Km 235, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Dalhousie Univ, Halifax, NS - Canada
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 0

Using a qualitative case study approach, this study aimed to investigate the family context in the childhood of adults who themselves have been violent toward their own children. The study, conducted in Brazil, included the participation of three adults, of both genders, who were neglectful as well as physically and psychologically violent toward their children. Data collection was carried out using the Interview About the Past of Parents (IAPP) and family genograms. Findings demonstrate factors that contribute to the perpetuation of violence across generations, and explain the difficulties in breaking cycles of violence. Importantly, findings highlight how the discipline practices used with their own children were reproductions of the models of parenting and related manifestations of violence that the participants themselves were exposed to in childhood. From these findings, the importance of psychosocial interventions that assist family members in replacing coercive parenting practices with healthier strategies is reiterated. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/18640-7 - Analysis on the production of intra-family violence against children across generations: a multiple cases study
Grantee:Jaqueline Knupp Medeiros
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation