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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.