Eddie Gallagher has drawn my attention to an article in www.dailylife.com.au, commenting on an apparent rise in domestic violence crimes in New South Wales involving juveniles as the aggressor. (A 6.5% increase between 2008 and 2012 in the 10 -17 age group) This increase comes at a time when overall figures from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research show a decline in juvenile crime in every other area, and has sparked concerns that teens now see aggression as a normal part of life. Continue reading
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I have come to anticipate a stimulating and informative experience from Respect’s Practitioner Seminars. Yesterday’s, in the London Borough of Haringey, was the 6th national conference, the first to be held in partnership with a local authority, and it certainly lived up to all expectations. Continue reading
More information is now available about the workshops and presentations planned for the Respect National Practitioners’ Seminar on July 4th. This is the sixth seminar of its kind, for those addressing young people’s use of violence in close relationships, and will be held this year in London.
Of particular interest to those in the field of parent abuse will be a presentation about the Yuva Project. Shem Williams, from DVIP, will be talking about their work on adolescent to parent violence. Peter Misch also returns after a successful presentation last year. This year he discusses Empathy Deficits from a mental health perspective. And there are two presentations about the work of Respect and the young people’s project itself.
The full programme of speakers and booking forms are available on the Respect website.