Domestic violence. Risk factors, diagnostic & psychotherapy



In this article theme of domestic violence & sexual abuse against children is being considered from the cultural-historical, social-economic & psychological paradigms. Foreign authors approaches specialized on the work with children’s abuse & their practical results are presented herein. The risk factors of impact of cruel treatment & different forms of child’s mental development abuse are analyzed. The examples of prevention & psychotherapy work with the abused children are given. The article is to show that problem of child’s abuse prevention in the socio-economic situation in Russia is of current interest. Nowadays cruel treatment & setting children at nought becomes the central problem of social health & main reason of children’s trauma & infant mortality in many countries. According to the quoted authors infant abuse increase correlates with the growth of domestic & personal violence.

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Keywords: cruel treatment, abuse, domestic violence, sexual abuse against children, risk factors

Journal rubric: Legal Psychology of Childhood

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Degtyarev A. Domestic violence. Risk factors, diagnostic & psychotherapy [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2012. Vol. 2, no. 4 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

Information About the Authors

Artem Degtyarev, Senior Lecturer, Chair of Law Psychology, Department of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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