A parent campaigning for recognition of child to parent violence and abuse within the legal system in the state of Florida, recently posted this video on youtube.
I am told that the animation was made with the full knowledge of the young person concerned, and that her mother, Heather, is keen that as many people view it and hear her story as possible. She would also like to hear from people who recognise her position and would like to join with her in lobbying the state legislature. Continue reading
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The APV (Adolescent to Parent Violence Project) website has two new films on the home page, which were created to publicise and promote the research project and findings from Rachel Condry and Caroline Miles.
The first, Investigating Adolescent Violence towards Parents, charts the journey of the three year project from inception to publication of the Information Guide in conjunction with the Home Office. The second, Designing in Impact, looks at the importance of having an end goal from day one.
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Reading around, and attending conferences recently, I have been impressed with the work of practitioners in the area of early childhood trauma, such as Jane Evans and Kate Cairns. Understanding of the physiological impact of stress, fear and uncertainty makes sense of children’s later behaviour, when apparently innocuous events can trigger responses which may not even be understood by the child themselves. This is particularly pertinent to the field of parent abuse where it has been suggested that almost half of abusing young people have experienced domestic violence in their past or current home life.
Watching film such as this, makes it all the more real. Originally made to raise awareness in the training of foster parents, ReMoved shows the devastating emotional impact on children of living with domestic violence.
ReMoved stands as a powerful and eloquent call for early intervention to enable children to be safe, and to come to terms with their experiences.
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I was very moved to hear the Teens’ Speech on the radio last weekend and thought it worth linking to here.
Kate Tempest, performance poet, presents her specially commissioned piece which was written for the 2009 Barnardo’s Teens’ Speech project.
The full 17 minute film from the project can also be viewed here.
A reminder that each one of us is individual, complex and sensitive in our own way.
A positive story to start the new year.
Every so often I come across something completely different in my searches regarding parent abuse. One such find was the company Paramita Entertainment, which I first encountered tweeting about the development of a film, THE LOST SOUL.
Paramita Entertainment was established to create films that have a positive impact on important issues that need to be brought to life. It was created by two Buddhist Lamas, Emilia Henriques da Silva and Jacques-Yves Mistretta, after they had been consulting on a film project in France. They saw the positive and powerful impact that films can have and decided they could address important topics through the medium of film. The company has been set up with the initiative to not only create films that are powerful on topics that might have been taboo in film before, but also to undertake direct action towards assisting those facing the issues they are addressing. Continue reading