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Psicologia Ensino & Formação

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SANTOS, Katia Alexsandra dos  and  ZARPELLON, Bianca Carolline Oconoski. Maria da Penha Nucleus: Challenges to Cope with Violence Against Women. Psicol. Ensino & Form. [online]. 2017, vol.8, n.1, pp. 97-106. ISSN 2177-2061.

This paper presents the activities developed by the project ‘Maria da Penha’ Nucleus (NUMAPE), maintained and supported by the Universidade Estadual do Centro-Oeste, in Irati, PR, Brazil. The project offers psychological assistance and follow-up procedures to women facing violence situations. The activities have been focusedon prevention, featuring campaigns, lectures and training on the theme, and on healing, offering assistance to women who have already experienced violence situations. This paper pinpoints achievements and limitations of a project which tries to implement a Network for facing violence against women in a small municipality in the central-southern region of the state of Paraná, Brazil.

Keywords : violence against women; psychological support; social services; gender.

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