Teen Violence Towards Parents

Increasingly, violence experienced by adults perpetrated by their adolescents is being recognised as a significant issue that requires specialist intervention.Course AimsThis day is designed to be both an interactive and practical day on Adolescent to Parent Violence (APV), designed to raise awareness of the topic and provide participants with an opportunity to explore the dynamics of the issue as a profile of domestic abuse. Information will be provided on definitions, background theories, prevalence, risk factors, case studies and behaviour patterns. Consideration will be given of the problems of engaging with families around this issue and an overview of current service provision (models of work) will be provided.

The day aims to increase knowledge of this issue and ways to respond, although it is not a training to deliver a specific intervention model, some useful activities for both parents and young people will be provided.

 Learning Outcomes

  • To gain an understanding of the dynamics and contexts of APV
  • To explore patterns of abusive behaviour and family case studies
  • To gain an overview of background theory, sector statistics and risk factors
  • To learn about the barriers and approaches to engage with young people and parents in relation to this issue
  • To increase knowledge about current service provision and developing practice

Who Should Attend

This 1 day course is suitable for all those who currently work with young people or families and wish to further their knowledge in relation to APV. It is suitable for both frontline practitioners and service managers including domestic abuse specialists, youth offending teams, social care & children’s services, youth workers, parenting workers, educationalists etc. It is assumed that those attending have prior knowledge and understanding of domestic violence.

The number of delegates is limited to 20 to ensure time for sufficient discussion and issues to be addressed.

For an initial discussion please go to our contact page.