discussions and increase awareness about violence and abuse in families by
examining the use of violence by children and young people at home towards
responding to child-to-parent violence in practice raises a variety of
dilemmas and questions for clinicians and practitioners, some of which will
be explored during the workshop.
for the adaptation in Ireland
and United Kingdom
contexts of the innovative Non Violent Resistance (NVR) approach to working
with parents who have been abused by their children will be considered from
agency and practitioner perspectives.
workshop will focus on a review of the research (esp. Weinblatt & Omer
2008) and clinical practice papers on Non-Violent Resistance and on practice
examples introduced by the facilitator and by delegates.
be made to the “Tackling Violence at Home” Strategy (DHSSPS 2005) in Northern
Ireland and the “National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based
Violence 2010-2014” (Cosc 2010) in the Republic of Ireland in relation to
policy and practice guidance on child-to-parent violence.
be introduced to the potential for practice and policy development offered by
a new approach to working with families where child to parent violence takes
will be shared and delegates will be invited to take part in discussions
about how best to respond to this emerging issue in policy and practice.
uncertainty faced by policy makers, researchers and particularly
practitioners in relation to developing effective responses to this
under-recognised form of family violence will be addressed and innovative
models of practice will be explored.