In this minor, students will study in a multidisciplinary environment in which they will learn to approach violence within the family system within the latest insights.
Domestic violence has existed since the dawn of humanity. For a long time this theme was not talked about, it was and is a well-kept secret, a taboo and rarely did anyone find practical ways to deal effectively with it.
Domestic violence is the violence that is submitted by someone from the family system or roommates. Examples are violence within the relationship, child abuse and/or neglect, parental abuse or neglect of the elderly. Victims of domestic violence are in most cases women and children, but also men, parents and the elderly.
The environment surrounding these families sometimes have suspicions, but in many situations there are too little facts to act properly. Among other things, shame often plays a major role with victims and abusers, which in effect leads to keeping hidden what is going on. Based on various International and Dutch studies, it can be concluded that domestic violence occurs very regularly.