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The impact of sexual and physical violence on women’s learning processes: Implications for child and youth care workers in educational settings


The impact of sexual and physical violence on women’s learning processes: Implications for child and youth care workers in educational settings

Reilly, Rosemary C. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7274-4488 and D'Amico, Miranda (2002) The impact of sexual and physical violence on women’s learning processes: Implications for child and youth care workers in educational settings. Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, 17 . pp. 166-186. ISSN 0741-9481

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The issue of family violence transcends the four walls of the household. Recent studies suggest that it is now impinging on the classroom by influencing the learning process. This is especially true for young girls and adolescent women. This paper will present an extensive review of the literature concerning the impact of early abuse on learning. It will also discuss a series of case studies that investigated the learning styles, attributional patterns, and levels of post traumatic stress disorder in 10 women who had experienced physical, sexual, and verbal violence as children or adolescents. Extensive interviews elicited specific examples of the effects of childhood trauma on learning processes. Implications for child and youth care workers in educational contexts are discussed.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Applied Human Sciences
Item Type:Article
Authors:Reilly, Rosemary C. and D'Amico, Miranda
Journal or Publication:Journal of Child and Youth Care Work
  • This research was funded through the General Research Fund SSHRC, Concordia University.
Keywords:impact of violence, learning, childhood abuse, women, youth workers
ID Code:6921
Deposited By: Rosemary Reilly
Deposited On:26 Nov 2010 17:20
Last Modified:07 Dec 2020 20:37


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