Current Research in Psychology and Behavioral Science
[ ISSN : 2833-0986 ]
Domestic Violence throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Brief Review of the Impacts and Possibilities for Intervention
The Covid-19 pandemic stimulated social isolation and, as a result, many health systems stopped offering face-to-face assistance to users. Among the affected public, there are women in situations of domestic violence. This review aimed at investigating the impacts of the pandemic on domestic violence, as well as identifying which means of intervention were used along the period. It was found that domestic violence increased during the pandemic, but the number of complaints decreased, as a result of the greater proximity between victim and aggressor, with both staying at home throughout the days. New researches are needed so that other possibilities for intervention beyond the remote environment may be established.