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Domestic violence has a lasting effect on the psychological and physical health of children who are exposed to it. In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, the authors explore the internal psychic world of mothers and their children in a one-year longitudinal study, identifying the issues at stake in the health crisis. The methodology involved semi-directive interviews and projective tests, including the test-retest Thematic Apperception Test (tat), Children’s Apperception Test (cat) and family drawings, to assess how the children and their mother evolved within the framework of educational assistance in an open environment. Among the first results, the protocols adopted by Jeremy and his mother echoed each other, revealing the eviction of the father. Cross-exploration shows an anxiety-provoking symbiosis between mother and son, reinforced by confinement and depriving them of a family and social third party. These results indicate the need for educational and therapeutic care.

  • Domestic violence
  • pandemic
  • mother-child relationship
  • open educational action
  • projective test
Claire Metz
Daria Silhan
Anne Thévenot
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This is the latest publication of the author on cairn.
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