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Adolescent to Parent Violence

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:05 pm
by Jacinta, FRG Adviser
A 14 year old boy is controlling his family through his bullying, threatening behaviour and assaults on his mum. His younger siblings are scared of him and for their mum. The boy witnessed his father's extreme violence before he was sent to prison.

What can we put in place to help keep everyone safe and to help this teenage boy stop his violence and also get the help and support he needs to deal with his own experiences?

Re: Adolescent to Parent Violence

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:39 pm
by Jacinta, FRG Adviser
Below are some links to resources and programmes that address Adolescent to Parent Violence:

The Home Office produced guidance on this subject in 2015. This sets out how children’s services and other agencies should respond and makes it clear that it is a whole family issue. The document also provides examples of different therapeutic approaches which are used nationally and internationally and contact details for local services.

Holes in the Wall is a useful blog which collates research and information about this issue and has links to programmes such as ‘Who’s in Charge? and ‘Non-Violent Resistance’ on their website.

Specialist services that can help include:

Yuva - developed by the Domestic Violence Intervention Project (DVIP) to work with young people and their families to help them improve their relationships.

Yuva offers separate but integrated services to young people and their parents/carers and can deliver services in any London borough:

The Yuva Programme for 11 to 25 year olds which works with young people who have used or are using violence in their close relationships or with their parents/carers and/or siblings.

The Parent Support Service which works with parents who have been affected by their child’s violence or abuse towards them.

Buttle UK can help children and young people in London who display emotional or behavioural difficulties due to their experience of domestic violence to access packages of support and so may be worth contacting if you are trying to arrange funding for a programme to help them to improve relationships.

Respect Young People Programme which focuses on adolescent to parent violence and abuse and offer contact details for programme providers.

Adolescent to Parent Violence

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:54 pm
by Jacinta, FRG Adviser
Respect Young People's Programme:

You can find out about the impact evaluation of the Respect Young People’s Programme here . The Realising Ambition project, where Respect supported external partners to deliver the programme, worked with 562 young people, aged 10 – 15 during a 4 year period, to address their use of violence against their parents. The programme focused on structured sessions with young people, their parents/carers and whole–family sessions. One finding of note is that two–thirds of parents reported that their children’s mental health and behaviour improved by the end of the programme.

Click to read the full report .