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Managing Challenging Behaviour Understanding Child to Parent Violence and Aggression

Date of event: 25 February 2020


We are aware that for many families child to parent violence is a significant issue.


In response, we hold a workshop to share with parents and professionals our acquired knowledge. This is a situation that is increasingly recognized within adoption and we know to be a particularly difficult  aspect to manage within family life.


Child to Parent Violence is any behaviour used by a young person to control, dominate or coerce their parents.  It can be intended to threaten and intimidate and can put family safety at risk.  Whilst it is normal for adolescents to demonstrate healthy anger, conflict and frustration drawing their transition from childhood to adulthood, anger should not be confused with violence.  Violence is about a range of behaviours including non-physical acts aimed at achieving ongoing control over another person by instilling fear.


Domestic violence and abuse is defined as any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse. This can encompass, but is not limited to: Psychological abuse, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Financial abuse and Emotional abuse.


In this workshop we acknowledge the challenges together and look at ways of managing, living with and reducing aggression within the family home.


Cost: £75.00 per person

Adoption Matters approved families – free of charge


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