1st Edition

Working with Adolescent Violence and Abuse Towards Parents Approaches and Contexts for Intervention

Edited By Amanda Holt Copyright 2016
    216 Pages
    by Routledge

    216 Pages
    by Routledge

    Adolescent violence and abuse towards parents is increasingly recognised as a global problem. Inverting how we normally understand power to operate in abusive relationships, it involves actors who cannot easily be categorised as victims or perpetrators, and often impacts families who are experiencing multiple stressors and hardships and may be experiencing other forms of family abuse. This unique book draws on an international selection of contributors to identify, present and explore what we know about what works when supporting these families.

    Exploring conceptual and theoretical challenges produced by this emerging social problem:

    • Part 1 discusses some well-established intervention approaches and programmes, looking at their theoretical base and relevant assessment, delivery and evaluation issues. It provides readers with a theoretical framework and toolkit for use in their own intervention work.
    • Part 2 presents examples of innovative practice, with an emphasis on diverse institutional settings, geographical locations and other important contexts that shape practice. It provides readers with an understanding of some of the complexities involved in this kind of intervention work, offering tools and strategies to be applied in their own work.

    This interdisciplinary guide provides an essential resource for students and practitioners with an interest in domestic and family violence, youth studies, child protection, drug and alcohol work, and youth justice from a wide range of professional backgrounds.

    Introduction: Working with adolescent violence and abuse towards parents Amanda Holt  Part 1: Therapeutic Approaches  1. Building Respectful Family Relationships: Partnering Restorative Practice with a Cognitive Behavioural Skill Learning Greg Routt and Lily Anderson  2. Empowering Parents: The Who’s In Charge? programme Eddie Gallagher  3. Helping Abused Parents by Non-Violent Resistance Haim Omer  4. Trauma-based Approaches to Working with Parent Abuse Jane Evans  5. Responding to Filial-Parental Violence: Family Dynamics and Therapeutic Intervention Roberto Pereira  Part 2: Contexts for Intervention  6. Parent Abuse in South Island, New Zealand: Delivering Interventions in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Latesha Murphy-Edwards  7. The Yuva Young People’s Service: A Holistic Approach to Addressing Child-to-parent Violence in London Ester McGeeney, Fiona Barakat, Gjori Langeland and Shem Williams  8. The Youth Offender Diversion Alternative (YODA): A Community Based Project for Youth-to-Family Violence in Texas, USA Kristin Whitehill Bolton, Peter Lehman and Catheleen Jordan  9. Gender and Adolescent-to-Parent Violence: A Systematic Analysis of Typical and Atypical Cases Kathleen Daly and Dannielle Wade  10. Special Considerations When Working with Adolescent-To-Parent Abuse and Violence in the Home Jo Howard and Amanda Holt  11. Reflections and Concluding Thoughts Amanda Holt 


    Amanda Holt, PhD, is Reader in Criminology at the University of Roehampton, London, UK. She works from an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing on ideas from psychology, sociology, social policy and social work. Her research interests primarily focus on families, identity and harm and she has published widely on the topic of adolescent violence and abuse towards parents, including the book Adolescent-to-Parent Abuse: Current Understandings in Research, Policy and Practice (2013). She has also published empirical and theoretical research on a number of other criminological topics including anti-violence strategies in schools, parenting and youth justice, and qualitative methodologies.

    "With such a diverse group of contributing authors from a range of backgrounds, each wedded to their own appraoch, it is not suprising that there are differences of opinion, and yet these do not jar but rather add to the value of this volume, because ultimately waht comes across is the similarities which bind together, rather than those differences [...]  Of particular interest and use are the many case studies, tables, tips and techniques as well as resources, which are made available throughout this volume, both in the text itself and in the footnotes and appendices. As a result it is immensely readable, hugely informative and reassuringly straightforward. In a world where this area of work is still so new that many people are making it up as they go along, this book provides an important resource on the shelves of practictioners, as well as adding to the body of knowledge for other researchers and academics. [...] [This] volume will provided much needed guidance and support" -Hellen Bonnick, Holesinthewall.co.uk