How social workers can support families experiencing child and adolescent to parent violence and abuse

10/13/2020 14:00 - 15:00

Children behaving abusively to their parents can often be a hidden problem because of shame and fear of stigma. The increased tensions on families during coronavirus – home-schooling; the intensity and isolation of lockdown; financial pressures; fear and uncertainty – and increase in all forms of domestic abuse have led to more people speaking out about child to parent violence. This session will cover:

  • Understanding what child to parent violence is and how to distinguish between normal behaviour concerns and abuse
  • Differences and similarities between responding to child and adolescent to parent abuse, and other safeguarding concerns  
  • What does good social work practice look like in different scenarios?

Helen Bonnick, social worker and trainer, Helen Bonnick Associates/Holes in the Wall