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:
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