Supporting research into child to parent violence

From time to time I am approached by individuals conducting research in this field, with a view to broadening their reach in attracting participants, or in assistance in completing surveys. I am always happy to help where I can, and to this end, I want to bring your attention to some work being conducted by Fiona Creevy, a PhD Researcher at the University of Huddersfield.

Fiona is investigating “child-initiated family abuse” from the parents’ perspective. Her work is concerned with the views of parents (and those in a parenting role) experiencing violent and/or abusive behaviour from their children under the age of 18. She is using an online questionnaire, accessed via a number of websites which offer advice and support to parents and families.

The research has been approved by the University’s ethics panel and participants remain anonymous. There is an option at the end to volunteer to take part in an interview to further the research. Fiona hopes it might bring about a deeper understanding of the individual factors involved, and perhaps find a definition that people feel comfortable with.

If this sounds interesting to you, you can find more information (including contact names if you have further questions), consent forms, and the full questionnaire by following this link.

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