Our researchers lead this pan-European collaboration, which aims to raise awareness of child to parent violence, examine intervention models currently in use in countries across Europe and develop resources for practitioners working with families experiencing this problem. We are working with five partners in different EU countries.
Break4Change (Brighton and Hove City Council, UK and partners)
Break4Change is a programme for young people who are abusive or violent to their parents or carers. The programme is run in partnership between Youth Offending Team (YOT), Targeted Youth Support (TYS) Crime Prevention workers, RISE (a domestic abuse charity) and the Family Intervention Project (FIP). Programmes for both parents and young people are run alongside each other over a 12-week period to initiate and support change.
National University of Galway, Republic of Ireland
Researchers within the School of Political Science & Sociology at the National University of Galway in the Republic of Ireland explore child to parent violence and have contributed research into Non Violent Resistance (NVR), an approach rolled out by Parentline Ireland and being considered by the Young People’s Probation Service. The University of Galway hosted the DAPHNE RCPV conference in June 2014.
Instituto de Investigación Polibienestar, Universitat de València, Spain
The Research Institute on Social Welfare Policy in València focus on research, innovation and social technology, technical advice and training in the field of social policy, with the aim of improving wellbeing and quality of life in society.
Åmål Municipality, Sweden
Åmål Municipality is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden, about 17 miles north of Gothenburg. The municipality employs over 1,200 people across five administrative departments: Childcare and Education, Integration and Labour Management, Healthcare, Technology and Recreation. Representatives from the municipality are engaged with the RCPV work and are rolling out programmes and testing their effectiveness.
National Association XXI Century Rhodopa Mountain Initiative, Bulgaria
This independent, voluntary social non-profit organisation is based in Sofia. It includes 15 permanent members and 110 volunteers from various social, educational, ethno-cultural and ethno-religious backgrounds, representing communities throughout the region. The association has developed and implemented programmes aimed at preventing anti-social behaviour in young people, supporting and reintegrating groups at risk within society and enhancing social engagement.
By pooling resources, we can learn more about the extent of this problem, measure intervention effectiveness, consider ways of addressing gender inequalities and power relations and identify gaps in provision. Making cross-country comparisons, disseminating research findings widely and feeding them into ongoing policy discussion are key to our success.