Child to Parent Violence & Abuse


A unique opportunity to gain insight and understand child to parent violence (CPV).

CPV one day workshop flyer

CPV has emerged significantly as an issue for families in the UK over the past five years. The research on this neglected form of family violence is confusing and often contradictory and there is little practical information available. Through this one day workshop we are keen to raise the profile and inform practitioners of the context of CPV in the UK, enabling them to identify and support parents who are battling with CPV.

The workshop is specifically aimed at practitioners working with families where children are being abusive towards their parents or who are completely out of control. The learning is based on our own experince of working with families and working with Eddie Gallagher (founder of the Who’s in Charge? programme). Practitioners who have attended our workshops come from: domestic abuse agencies, probation, youth offending, health, therapeutic services, legal services, Citizens Advice Bureaus, education, community groups, housing, police, social services, early help teams, youth services, adoption & fostering services.

Benefits of attending:

  • To increase understanding of the reasons that CPV can happen
  • Dispel the myths surrounding CPV
  • Explore approaches to working with parents experiencing CPV
  • Tips & Tools to support parents

Issues to be explored:

  • Introduction to CPV including national context
  • an overview of the Who’s in Charge? approach
  • How to identify CPV as opposed to other forms of familial abuse
  • How to discuss CPV in the face of shame & embarrassment
  • Impact of differing parenting styles for parents of uncooperative children
  • Supporting parents to develop creative consequences
  • Empowerment of parents

This approach aims to:

  • Reduce parental guilt, build hope and get parents past “we’ve tried everything!”
  • Explore realistic consequences for non-cooperative kids
  • Encourage improved engagement between parent & child/adolescent

The workshop uses PowerPoint, group discussion, videos and exercises.

This workshop can also be provided in-house.

Please see our Events page for forthcoming dates.

For more information contact:

Cathy Press [email protected]
Cathy Press [email protected]
Carole Williams [email protected]

Please visit our Who’s in Charge? page to learn more about the programme and how to further support parents.

Please see our Events page for forthcoming dates.