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Gerais : Revista Interinstitucional de Psicologia

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GADONI-COSTA, Lila Maria  and  DELL'AGLIO, Débora Dalbosco. Women in domestic violence situation: vitimization and coping. Gerais, Rev. Interinst. Psicol. [online]. 2009, vol.2, n.2, pp. 151-159. ISSN 1983-8220.

Domestic violence, understood as all forms of violence practiced in private sphere by persons who live together or are connected emotionally with the victim, is a current subject, which has been widely discussed and investigated in the different areas of knowledge. This is a issue of high prevalence, considered a public health problem and a violation of human rights. This article presents a theoretical review on this topic, focusing on mechanisms aimed at minimizing the situation of victimization, such as public policies and specialized police stations. Also presents a brief overview of coping strategies of women facing violence. It discusses the need for research that may help in understanding the concept and broaden the understanding of the process developed by women in domestic violence situation.

Keywords : Domestic Violence; Family Violence; Public Policies; Coping.

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