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.


  • Greg U'Ren — The Bouverie Centre
  • Jo Howard

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, Therapeutic theory & practice, Trauma informed care, Younger persons mental health
Disciplines: Allied Health
Levels: Intermediate, Advanced

Tuesday 24 November 2020
09:30 to 16:30
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