Adolescent Violence in the Home examines a form of violence that has a profound impact on families but is often overlooked and frequently misunderstood: teen aggression and violence toward members of their family—especially parents. Violence in adolescents is often seen as the result of a mental-health diagnosis, delinquency, or as a response to dysfunctional parenting, and though understanding a youth’s mental-health status or a parenting style can be helpful, complete focus on either is misplaced. Adolescent Violence in the Home uses a restorative framework, developed by the authors and in use in court systems and organizations around the world, to situate violent behaviors in the context of power and the intergenerational cycle of violence. Readers will come away from this book with a profound understanding of the social and individual factors that lead youth to use violence and how adolescent violence affects parents, and they’ll also learn about a variety of interventions that specifically address teen violence against parents.
"Adolescent Violence in the Home provides a compelling and comprehensive overview of the challenges inherent in addressing abuse by youth. Based on decades of hands-on, extraordinary work, Routt and Anderson offer specific intervention models proven to be highly effective. This enormously rich book will guide families and practitioners who seek to understand and help troubled, violent youth." —Sarah Buel, clinical professor of law at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and domestic violence survivor
"This is an excellent and original book that should be essential reading for anyone who wants to understand more about this form of family violence. Routt and Anderson are world-leading authorities on adolescent violence in the home, having co-developed the longest running and most established specific program. Here they share the depth and breadth of their experience, knowledge, and understanding to provide an outstanding text that offers powerful insights into how the problem might best be understood and addressed. Highly recommended for practitioners, policy makers, and academic audiences." —Rachel Condry, associate professor of criminology at the University of Oxford
"This book is an important and highly readable addition to the growing library of work on adolescent violence in the home. I would recommend it to anyone interested in developing their knowledge further, whether as an academic or a practitioner in the field." —Helen Bonnick, Holes in the Wall blog
Chapter 1: Adolescent Violence in the Home: An Uncharted Territory. Chapter 2: Physical Abuse. Chapter 3: Emotional Abuse. Chapter 4: Understanding Parents and Families. Chapter 5: Understanding Teens. Chapter 6: An Intervention Model for Youth Violence in the Home. Chapter 7: Foundation for Change: A Safe Environment. Chapter 8: A Restorative Practice Approach. Chapter 9: A Pathway to Nonviolence: Helping Youth Develop Skills for Success. Chapter 10: Helping Parents Restore Leadership in the Family.