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Psychological Approach to. Gender-Based Violence in Schools: Implication for Youth .Empowerment

Ojo, Funmilayo Yemi and Evbuoma, I. K. (2016) Psychological Approach to. Gender-Based Violence in Schools: Implication for Youth .Empowerment. Journal of Applied Education and Vocational Research, 13 (2). pp. 89-103. ISSN 1597-8540

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Abstract , Vio~~~~ce in and around schools has been recognized asa ba~rier'td educational aclzzevement. Boys and girls· ·are . usually ' vic(ims oFGehder,-Ba'sed Violence (GBV), u:hether it is sexual abuse, bullying or corporal punishment. GenderBased. vzolence , in:~acts 'the soda!, economical, psyclwlogical, physical and .behavzoural.. transztzons of students to adulthood. · Interventions·! to decrease school-related gender:.bas~d violence therefore must ·i;u;lzide both victims and perpetrqtorf so that tlze gender 'nqrms and attitude ·that feed violence can be cl~anged i~1 childhood, thus breaking the intergenenttionallink .that perpetuates vzolence mto· adulthood based ·on childhood trauma·: Cognitive Behavioural Ther~py (CBT), a type of psychological therapy has been · recognized as an effectt?e counselling intervention for victims of GBV, it helps manage their negatzve thoughts and responses to those thoughts in order to empower them for future challenges. This paper suggested that there should be increased availability of trained counsellors/therapists in every school and there should be awareness among other agencies outside schools tlzat make referrals of victims of GBV to professionals in CBT. This will results in youth empowerment and enhance youth ability to handle life traumas and overcome emotional and behavioural problems following experience of violence and other childhood challenges. ·

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gender-based violence, Cogilitive-behavioura1 therapy, Yot1th 'empowerment
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2017 13:14
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2017 13:14

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