Teen to Parent Abuse

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Course Description

Teen to Parent abuse is an issue which affects many families. This briefing aims to explore this issue.

The first large scale study of adolescent to parent violence and abuse in the UK was conducted by the University of Oxford (http://apv.crim.ox.ac.uk/) between 2010 and 2014. Practitioners, including some from Wakefield, and parents were interviewed in this study and described the abuse as often involving a pattern of aggressive, abusive and violent acts across a prolonged period of time. As well as physically assaulting their parents, those interviewed said their teenage children had smashed up property, kicked holes in doors, broken windows, thrown things at their parents and made threats. Verbal abuse and other controlling behaviors were also commonly present.

Practitioners will also learn about the DID intervention which is offered in the Wakefield District as an early intervention for families affected.

Target Audience

This briefing is recommended for anyone who works with young people and their families.

Upcoming Course Dates:

  • Tuesday 20th November, 2018 - FULL

Course Highlights

Learning Outcomes

* Understand what ‘APVA’ Adolescent to Parental Violence Abuse is

* Hear about Wakefield’s response to the issue and the support available

* Have an understanding of the ‘DID’ program

* Do It Different’ for boys and girls and their parents/Carer

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Target Audience

This briefing is recommended for anyone who works with young people and their families.

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