Yuva Young Peoples Service Positions
“The Yuva service is our service for young people. We offer targeted programmes to young people aged 11 – 18 who are using abusive behaviours in close relationships to help them change and develop positive relationship skills. Alongside the programme for young people we also offer a support service to parents and partners of the young person and collaborate with a wide array of local agencies to support positive change for the young people we work with and their families.”
DVIP are advertising for a YUVA Young People’s Service Manager and Yuva Young People’s Service Administrator.
Closing date 7th December. See website for more details.
DVIP currently have a vacancy for a part-time Young People’s Service Practitioner (female only), working across London.
The service offers support and interventions to young people using abuse alongside a parallel support service for parents and partners.
You will primarily work with parents experiencing young people’s abuse to help re-establish safe boundaries within the home and to develop improved family interactions. You will also work with young people.
There are also opportunities for sessional work and volunteering. Full details can be found on the DVIP website.
The recent Respect National Practitioners Seminar, held in London, featured a keynote speech from Professor David Gadd, of the Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice at Manchester University. David reported on the findings of the three-year ESRC From Boys to Men project, in his speech: The Making and Unmaking of Domestic Abuse Perpetrators.
Essentially, the research has been examining why some young men go on to become domestic abuse perpetrators and others not; and then what can be done about it. Work such as this is incredibly important in a field such as parent abuse, where a significant amount is known about correlation, but less about causation. Continue reading
You may have caught the controversial coverage of comments made a few weeks ago by a mother of 4 children with ADHD, the youngest of whom is violent to her on a daily basis. (Here and here) Jenny Young, herself diagnosed with ADHD, stated that if her husband had been violent in the same way she would have left him, and if her son were a dog she would have had him put down. But for parents like her there is no choice: “There isn’t a refuge for battered Mums”. Cue national outrage. Continue reading
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.