Design, Implementation and Impact of the Interpersonal Violence Prevention Programme

Design, Implementation and Impact of the Interpersonal Violence Prevention Programme

Design, Implementation and Impact of the Interpersonal Violence Prevention Programme

Individual presentation96Ricardo Barroso, University of Porto, Portugal

Room 3AThu 10:30 - 12:00

Violent behaviours occur in everyday life and could result in physical or psychological harm, of greater or lesser severity. Research shows that these behaviours can arise early in the different types of relationships between young people leading to serious consequences for the development of prosocial behaviours. With the purpose of preventing the occurrence of violent behaviours, the Interpersonal Violence Prevention Programme (PREVINT) was developed in order to raise awareness and sensitise adolescents towards violence in interpersonal relationships and their functioning dynamics. The intervention is based on data from studies that reinforce the principle that by understanding how the processes of aggression work (initially psychological in scope, but which can move towards physical violence), we can increase individual’s capacity to anticipate and/or terminate these behaviors more quickly and effectively, thus avoiding their escalation.

Design and implementation of the Interpersonal Violence Prevention Programme (PREVINT)
The Interpersonal Violence Prevention Programme (PREVINT) was developed in order to raise awareness and sensitise adolescents towards violence in interpersonal relationships and their functioning dynamics. The aim is to promote the acquisition and development of skills to detect behaviors considered natural in everyday life and society (“just a joke”), but which are in fact personal attacks with an impact and often the beginning of an escalation process. Another aim is to train adolescents and young adults with response solutions in the event of such aggressions occur. In this first presentation we will show the characteristics, theoretical basis and contents of the programme.
Co-authors: Eduarda Ramião, Patrícia Figueiredo

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