Frauenhauskinder und ihr Weg ins Leben: Das Frauenhaus als entwicklungsunterstützende Sozialisationsinstanz

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Domestic violence in Germany is defined as a violent crime between adults in a partnership. It primarily affects women at the hands of male partners and also has an impact on the way affected children grow up and develop. Children who grow up in these violent families bear increased developmental risks, which can be counteracted by external protective factors in the sense of resilience strengthening in women’s shelters if appropriate financial and human resources are provided for this purpose. This article presents the key findings of the current study in order to illustrate the influence that temporary socialization of women’s shelters can have in supporting children affected by domestic violence. After the study was presented at various Australian universities, it aroused great interest there, so that attempts will be made to replicate it throughout Australia in order to be able to better address and support children and young people affected by domestic violence in Australia in the future through appropriate measures, as well as to call on politicians to ensure that appropriate resources are made available. Furthermore, cooperative relationships between women’s shelters and institutions of youth welfare and child protection should be established or expanded, taking into account the mothers’ experiences of violence.
Translated title of the contributionChildren in women’s shelters and their path back into life: Women’s shelters as a socialization agent supporting child development
Original languageGerman
JournalSoziale Passagen
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)131-146
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 06.2023