Legal & psychological help Institutes for violence & crime victims in Germany



In this article the review of German publications concerning supporting resources for abused families & children is presented. The article related to the goals, tasks & different forms of institutes which render social-psychological victims support in Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. There are state, public & religious institutes. The characteristics of diagnostic & psychotherapy work with abused children in Germany are given from the practice & lections during the project "Childhood under the protection”. The recommendations for domestic violence victims were given by the public organization ArbeitskreisNeueErziehung.

General Information

Keywords: victim, help, supporting, legal help, social & psychological help, legal support, advice, tutorial, anonymity, prevention, conflict settlement, troubleshooting, children psychotherapy, home abuse.

Journal rubric: Legal Psychology of Childhood

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Chirkina R.V., Shevtsova N.A., Erastova A.S., Temeznikova O.B. Legal & psychological help Institutes for violence & crime victims in Germany [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2012. Vol. 2, no. 4 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

Information About the Authors

Rimma V. Chirkina, PhD in Psychology, Docent, Head of the Department of Legal and Forensic Psychology and Law, Faculty of Legal and Forensic Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Nina A. Shevtsova, Senior Teacher Branch of the State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education, "Stavropol State Pedagogical Institute" in Essentuki, Russia, e-mail:

A S. Erastova, Lecturer of foreign languages, International Institute for Humanities and Linguistics, DAAD scholarship holder, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

O B. Temeznikova, Lecturer, department of practical personal psychology and consulting, Faculty of Psychology, Academy of social administration (Moscow region), Chief Psychologist at Risk Monitoring & Social-Psychological Help Center, Russia, e-mail:



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