There are a number of leaflets and booklets with advice for parents and carers, which can easily be accessed on line. These range from very basic information to encourage recognition of a problem, through to comprehensive advice and support numbers. Some of these include phone numbers or service information that are specific to the area of original publication, but much of the detail is helpful to all.

In choosing resources please remember that it is important to check them for yourself first.

Walking on Eggshells, Child and adolescent violence in the family: booklet and wallet information card available from the Flinders University (S. Australia) website (here)

Adolescent Violence to Parents: a resource booklet for parents and carers, 2008, Inner South Community Health Service, South Melbourne, Australia  (Available here) Very full general information, with list of resources specific to Victoria State

Adolescent Violence to Parents: a resource booklet for parents and carers, 2014, Kent and Medway domestic abuse strategy group (Available here) A brilliant booklet adapted from the Inner South Community Health Service resource for use in Kent, England.

Violence towards parents, Parenting SA, Parent Easy Guide 17    (Available here)

Tips and hints for parents, From “You cant say go and sit on the naughty step because they turn round and say make me” Parentline Plus, 2008   (pdf here)

When your teenager is being violent to you …., a handout from Respect

Parent Abuse: The abuse of parents by their teenage children, prepared by Barbara Cottrell for the Family Violence Prevention Unit, Health Canada, 2001    (pdf here)

Over the top behaviour in the under tens, Family and Parenting Institute 2007     (Available here)

The Seven Cs (with difficult to control children), an advice sheet for parents from Eddie Gallagher (here)

Adolescent to parent abuse: the facts. A fact sheet from Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, including details of local services   (available here)

What is Family Violence? an information sheet from Lifeline in Australia (here)

In 2015 Darton, Longman and Todd published a book by Islay Downey and Kim Furnish. Parenting a Violent Child presents the reader with a twelve session “virtual parenting group” in a highly accessible form. The authors aim to offer steps to taking back control and creating a happier home.


There are now a number of Facebook and website groups set up to support parents experiencing violence and abuse from their children. They vary in what they offer. Through them you may obtain support and advice from peers or learn more and hear about “local” events and resources.(Country of moderation given for information)


Adolescent Violence in the Home Community


Breaking the Cycle Child to Parent Abuse and Violence


PAARS (Parents advice and reconciliation service)

The Silent Suffering of Parents and Carers Abused by Children (log in to Facebook, search for the link and subscribe)

The POTATO Group (parenting adopted teens)

Family Lives have a section on their website (updated in April 2018) offering advice to parents when teenage anger turns to violence.

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