This one day workshop will explore the determinants and contexts that underpin the use of violence by adolescents against parents/carers. It will then explore how systemic ways of working with the adolescent, parent/carer and other family members can support positive change and enhanced family trust, respect and safety.

Theoretical frameworks that will be covered include:
- Systemic family work
- Trauma informed practice
- Feminist (accountability for the use of violence)
- Nonviolent resistance
- Psycho education
- Skills development

Participants will have the opportunity to practice key concepts and strategies.

This event will cover:

  • Identify the determinants which contribute to the use of violence by adolescents against parents/carers, including their own exp
  • Understand the systemic context to adolescent family violence
  • Articulate the principles that underpin best practice approaches in promoting family safety, trust and respect
  • Learn and practice a model of intervention that is trauma informed, systemic and enhances adolescent accountability.


  • Jo Howard — The Bouverie Centre
  • Kate Cordukes — The Bouverie Centre

Eligibility criteria

Individuals who will benefit from the training (i.e. therapists, case workers, direct care workers seeking to build their confidence in working with young people and their parent/carers)
Youth and family services, youth AOD and mental health services
Those working with relevant client group (adolescents who use violence in the home and their parent/carer)

Categories: Families & carers, Younger persons mental health
Disciplines: Other
Levels: Intermediate
Lifespans: Adolescent

Wednesday 19 February 2020
09:00 to 16:00
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