The need for the presence of abused women after staying in a shelter

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Elida Jovine Eriksen
4. term, Social Work, Master (Master Programme)
This assignment is based on 3 battered women´s narratives about abusive relationships. The stories are about women’s lives with a partner who has been violent to them. The women break with the violent partner, but the violence does not stop for that reason. The women must go to shelters to be protected from the perpetrator. The Women receive help at the crises center as a part of social legislation. The women need help but do not receive targeted and adapted help, on the other hand the help is composed of the social workers who work at the shelters. The women live with great and different consequences from the violent relationship. Suffered from mental disorders because of the violent relationship. The purpose of thesis was to investigate whether, based on the women´s tales, the importance of the afterlife could be understood as an aid in establishing a satisfying life without violence.
The analysis in the thesis is phenomenological and based on the stories I have taken out the statements the women have made about abusive relationship and then I have taken out the statements that the women told about the help they had received. Then I have incorporated theory, which was psychopathology and recognition theory by Axel Honneth, because one can explain the experiences of women with this theory.
I conclude from the analysis that the work with battered women is complex that there are many differences but also many similarities when it comes to the consequences of violence and the need for help, and I also conclude that upgrading of the existing aftercare is needed. I propose various measures for improvement.
Publication date2 Jun 2020
Number of pages75
ID: 333444569