Academic Year 2022/2023

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Social Work (cod. 8040)

    Also valid for Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Sociology and Social Work (cod. 8786)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student: knows the phenomenon of gender-based violence, its evolution and specific legislation; knows the types of violence against women and the multicultural aspects; services involved in violence; knows the legislative framework as a protective context; knows the professional role of the social worker and the network of services against violence against women.

Course contents

The Laboratory intends to address the issue of domestic violence: the regulatory framework, the main references and provisions on national, European and international violence against women; the continuum and cycle of violence; witnessed violence: maltreatment of mothers; services involved in violence against women.


L. Lambertini (a cura di), La responsabilità della violenza. Un modello di intervento socioeducativo nel contrasto alla violenza contro le donne, il Mulino, Bologna, 2019 (alcuni capp)


D. Galli, F. Mantovani (a cura di), Violenza di genere e violenza assistita: percorsi di accompagnamento, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2022 (open access scaricabile al link: https://series.francoangeli.it/index.php/oa/catalog/book/876)

Teaching methods

lectures with in-depth analysis of case studies, practical exercises and group work

Assessment methods

Credit recognition takes place where the following conditions are met:

1. frequency of seminar meetings (6 out of 7)

2. final exam (the procedures will be communicated at the beginning of the Laboratory).

Teaching tools

The material will be made available on the teacher's website during the course

Office hours

See the website of Francesca Mantovani