Overcoming Boundaries: A Cross-Cultural Inventory of Primary Prevention Programs Against Wife Abuse and Child Abuse

Overcoming Boundaries: A Cross-Cultural Inventory of Primary Prevention Programs Against Wife Abuse and Child Abuse

Overcoming Boundaries: A Cross-Cultural Inventory of Primary Prevention Programs Against Wife Abuse and Child Abuse

Overcoming Boundaries: A Cross-Cultural Inventory of Primary Prevention Programs Against Wife Abuse and Child Abuses

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Référence bibliographique [9988]

Godenzi, Alberto et De Puy, Jacqueline. 2001. «Overcoming Boundaries: A Cross-Cultural Inventory of Primary Prevention Programs Against Wife Abuse and Child Abuse ». Journal of Primary Prevention, vol. 21, no 4, p. 455-475.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«This paper attempts to overcome the English- and French-speaking barriers by making mutually available the contents and programs [against wife and child abuse] of each language area. We present exemplary prevention programs from the English-speaking parts of North America, France and the French-speaking regions of Canada side by side.» (p. 455)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«The data for this study were gathered on programs in existence during January to June 1997. […] The total number of programs in this study is 138 […].» (p. 456)

Type de traitement des données
Analyse de contenu
Réflexion critique

3. Résumé


According to the authors «[t]he compilation of this inventory and comparison of primary prevention programs against woman and child abuse show clearly that the vast majority of interventions have been developed in the English-speaking American context […]. Only recently have French-speaking regions (apart from Quebec) made efforts to take up the English-speaking American discussion, and to test answers to the prevention of domestic violence which have been adapted to their own cultural context. The models in use tend to make families and schools shoulder a large part of the responsibility for prevention. However, the efficacy of these actions depends on measures taken at other levels, especially in the macrosocial field. […] It is time to recognize that there are common aspects between the prevention of domestic violence against women and against children. Concretely, this means that prevention programs oriented towards the well-being of children and parents should go even further and propose services and counseling centered on the couple relationship. […]. There is still a need to integrate the prevention of violence into long-term strategies, to make them part of school programs, professional training, and continuing education, especially in France. The prevention of violence consists all too often of the multiplication of new projects, while proven effective programs are forced to discontinue their activities for want of funds.» (p. 472)
Note : Cette article présente aussi plusieurs informations sur les programmes du Québec.