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Emerging themes 1: CPV and IPV

In my last post I referred to the emergence of a number of themes through the day as we met last week in Nottingham. I want to return to one of these now, namely the issues around conceptualising child to parent violence as domestic violence.

This is something that has been covered by a number of people in the past (e.g. Holt or Hunter, Nixon and Parr), but it keeps re-emerging for a number of reasons. Firstly, much of the work being developed in Britain at the moment is taking place within agencies also dealing with adult intimate partner violence, forcing the issue as adjustments are made to approaches or expectations. Secondly, the change in definition of domestic violence within Britain to include perpetrators aged 16 upwards, has been hailed by some as a positive move, allowing the open discussion of the topic in a new way, and the recognition within policy of the reality of parent abuse. Continue reading


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Parent abuse themed issue, Social Policy and Society

The journal, Social Policy and Society, is carrying a themed section entitled Exploring Parent Abuse, in the April 2012 issue (Vol. 11, issue 2),  with a series of nine articles.

Introduction: Exploring Parent Abuse – Building Knowledge across Disciplines, Caroline Hunter and Judy Nixon

Parent Abuse: Can Law Be the Answer? Caroline Hunter and Christine Piper

Practitioners’ Constructions of Parent Abuse, Judy Nixon

Adolescent to Parent Violence and Youth Justice in England and Wales, Rachel Condry and Caroline Miles

Parent Abuse by Young People on the Edge of Care: A Child Welfare Perspective, Nina Biehal

Problematising the Relationship between Teenage Boys and Parent Abuse: Constructions of Masculinity and Violence, Helen Baker

Is Parent Abuse a Form of Domestic Violence? Paula Wilcox

Researching Parent Abuse: A Critical Review of the Methods, Amanda Holt

Some Useful Sources, Caroline Hunter and Judy Nixon

It is certainly good to see the growth in interest and research in the field of parent abuse within Britain.

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