Violence Affected Family – Possibilities and Forms of Assistance Based on the Research of Specialist Centers of Support for Victims of Domestic Violence in the Region of Lower Silesia
More details
Hide details
Karkonoska Państwowa Szkoła Wyższa w Jeleniej Górze, Lwówecka 18, 58-503 Jelenia Góra, Polska
Submission date: 2011-10-01
Final revision date: 2011-12-31
Acceptance date: 2011-12-31
Publication date: 2011-12-31
Corresponding author
Beata Świątek   

Karkonoska Państwowa Szkoła Wyższa w Jeleniej Górze, Lwówecka 18, 58-503 Jelenia Góra, Polska
Wychowanie w Rodzinie 2011;4(4):169-181
Family has always created an indispensable environment for a man to fulfill his needs and for his development. Family makes our lives meaningful, helps to put plans into practice and to assign goals. The need for belonging to a family constitutes a value dear to all communities. In the literature of the subject there exists a general division into functional and non-functional families. One of the factors determining a family's capability is violence. It influences the quality of the offspring upbringing, family relationships and bonds. In its air social competence of parents declines and their attitude to family-related responsibilities deteriorates. The issue of domestic violence is tackles by specialists of the area of law, psychology, sociology, pedagogy and medicine, who are studying sources and methods of fighting with this phenomenon. Its social damage is so devastating that its unambiguous definition is almost impossible. In the face of a serious threat generated by domestic violence in recent years, there have been held campaigns, workshops, local and nationwide conferences to promote assistance to violence-stricken victims. Preventive schemes have also been developed to restrain violence in schools and local community. Violence affected individuals can seek help in centers founded especially for this purpose and maintained by local councils (MOPS) or county councils (PCPR), as well as non-government organizations and associations. A comprehensive support for families suffering from domestic violence is provided by Emergency Intervention Centers and Specialist Centers of Support for Victims of domestic Violence. In the region of Lower Silesia there exist two institutions of such a character, one in Wroclaw and the other one in Walbrzych. Their activity involves therapeutic tasks, aid and provision for victims of domestic violence.
Drożdż A., Młodzież a moralne kontynuacje kulturowe. [w:] J. Stała (red.), Dzisiejsza młodzież, Kraków 2001.
Kawula S., Rodzina społecznego i indywidualnego ryzyka, [w:] (red.) S. Kawula, Pedagogikaspołeczna: dokonania– aktualność – perspektywy, Toruń 2001.
Kodeks karny, art. 207 § 1.
Kostrzęba A., Ingerencja sądu w wykonanie władzy rodzicielskiej, Warszawa 1978.
Lasok S., Profilaktyka przemocy domowej, „Niebieska Linia” 2001, nr 1.
Ustawa z dnia 29 lipca 2005 r. o przeciwdziałaniu przemocy w rodzinie (Dz. U. z dnia 20 września 2005 r.).
Wach T., Resocjalizacja nieletnich sprawców gwałtownych czynów zabronionych, Lublin 2009.
Ziemska M., Postawy rodzicielskie, Warszawa 1973.
Zmarzlik J., Organizowanie pomocy interdyscyplinarnej, „Świat Problemów” 2001, nr 7-8.
Journals System - logo
Scroll to top