Child to Parent Violence : skills, tools and awareness (CPD)

Child to Parent Violence: Skills, tools and awareness (CPD)


Child to Parent Violence (CPV) has emerged significantly as an issue for families in the UK over the past five years. This course is specifically aimed at practitioners working with families where children are being abusive towards their parents or who currently appear to be out of parental control.


This course will help you to:

Ø  Increase your understanding of the reasons that CPV may arise

Ø  Dispel the myths surrounding CPV

Ø  Explore approaches to working with parents experiencing CPV

Ø  Gain tips & tools to support parents experiencing CPV


The CPV Course covers: 

- An 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 and domestic abuse

- How to discuss CPV in the face of shame & embarrassment

- The impact of differing parenting styles for parents of uncooperative children

- Supporting parents to develop creative consequences

- How to empower parents. 



Who should attend:


·         domestic abuse agencies

·         probation services

·         youth offending teams

·         health and therapeutic practitioners

·         legal services

·         Citizens Advice Bureaus

·         education staff

·         community groups

·         housing

·         police

·         social services

·         early help teams

·         youth services

·         adoption & fostering services. 



Bristol – 31st October 2017

London –  7th December 2017

Manchester - 16th March 2018



Full Women’s Aid Members: £150
Non Members: £175


Trainer Profile: Cathy Press, Therapist & Trainer

Cathy is a MBACP Snr. Accredited Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor working in private practice, specializing in domestic and sexual violence & trauma related issues for over 20 years, having spent many years working as Clinical Lead/Service Manager for several Women’s Aid organisations across East Anglia.

Cathy regularly runs facilitator training across the UK for the Freedom Programme; Who’s in Charge? Programme (Child to Parent Violence & Abuse); Stronger Families Programme (Recovery after DA for mothers & children) and the Escape the Trap programme (Teenage Relationship Abuse) which Cathy developed in 2013.



Please note that submitting an application form will automatically generate an invoice so please only apply if you wish to attend the course. If you have any questions please email: