L’effetto di stress e alleanza genitoriale su adattamento psicosociale del bambino e rischio di maltrattamento

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The effect of stress and parenting alliance on the child's psychosocial adaptation and risk of mistreatment

Sarah Miragoli, Paola Di Blasio, Elisa Stagni Brenca

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] In the United States, a recent survey on the characteristics and prevalence of child abuse (Child Maltreatment 2010, US Department of Health and Human Services, 2011) shows that the children reported to Social Services are about 3.6 million: the 78.3% for neglect, 17.6% for physical abuse, 8.1% for psychological abuse and 9.2% for sexual abuse. Once again it is the younger children (under the age of 4) who represent the most vulnerable and vulnerable group, collecting 34% of all reports. In particular, physical maltreatment, which is generally the most perpetrated form of violence after neglect, is also the most investigated in the literature and among the most considered by public opinion (Di Blasio, 2000), due to the significant consequences in the short term and long-term on the victims involved and of the intergenerational transmission of the abusive conduct. Effectively intervening to combat situations of child maltreatment and abuse substantially implies understanding the dynamics that motivate individuals to implement violence against children, through an overall analysis of the factors (individual, relational and contextual) that intervene both to determine the vulnerability of the family nucleus (distal risk factors) and to amplify / mitigate the risk (proximal risk and protection factors, Di Blasio, 2005). This chapter aims to analyze how two specific aspects of parenting (stress and parenting alliance) can be considered as important risk factors (stress) or protection (alliance) for the well-being of children and the risk of implementing abusive actions. Next to the analysis of the literature, the results of a study conducted with the aim of investigating the effect of stress and parental alliance on the psycho-social adaptation of the child and on the propensity of the parent to physically abuse them will be presented.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The effect of stress and parenting alliance on the child's psychosocial adaptation and risk of mistreatment
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationLa famiglia in Alto Adige. Indagini e studi interdisciplinari
EditorsA. FARNETI, M. SMORTI, R. TSCHIESNER
PagesN/A
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • alleanza genitoriale
  • child potential abuse
  • maltrattamento fisico
  • parenting alliance
  • parenting stress

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