Natalia Redondo Rodríguez

Autonomous University of Madrid

Victims of gender and family violence: associated risk factors

Participants: Rosa Carolina Ronzón-Tirado1; Ana Bellot Valenzuela1; Noelia Morán Rondríguez2

1Autonomous University of Madrid; 2Complutense University of Madrid

Symposium Summary

Introduction: Gender and family violence are two of the most important problems in today's society. Hence the need to develop assessment protocols and treatment programmes tailored to the specific needs presented by victims of this type of violence. The objective of this Symposium is to explore the risk factors and characterization of victims of family violence and gender violence, from childhood to adulthood. Method: Once the risk factors associated with this type of victim have been systematically reviewed, the need arises to develop psychological assessment protocols, based on these factors, that offer psychometric guarantees when evaluating this problem. Work financed by FEDER/Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities - State Agency for Research/Project (PGC2018-096130-B-100) where the speakers will focus on the exhaustive description of the risk factors associated with the victimization of minors (children and adolescents) and adult women, as well as the development of evaluation protocols for all ages. Results: The results show: (a) the need to take into account the diversity of risk factors associated with this type of victim and their implications throughout the various stages of development; (b) the appropriate psychometric properties of the psychological assessment protocols proposed and discussed at the Symposium. Discussion: These results represent an important advance in the understanding of the problem and the development of evaluation instruments and intervention programmes, adjusted to the needs of this population.

Short CV

PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Complutense University of Madrid and Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological and Health Psychology at the Autonomous University of Madrid. For years she has been teaching subjects of psychological evaluation, psychopathology in children and intervention with children and adolescents, both in the Official Degree and Master's Degree. Her lines of research have focused on gender violence and the treatment of aggressors. Throughout her research career, she has participated in R+D projects and different research contracts financed on victims of gender violence, psychological treatment of aggressors, violence in family relationships and clinical intervention with minor offenders. In recent years she has also focused on violence in dating relationships of young people and adolescents. She has directed 5 doctoral theses and belongs to the recognized research group of the Autonomous University of Madrid on "Abuse and violence in interpersonal relationships". She has also participated, for years, with an international network of expert researchers in gender violence.

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