Parenting Programme for parents experiencing child to parent abuse/violence

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New dates have been added for our new Early Help Parenting Support Programme 'Who's In Charge?' This is a 9-week child to parent violence (CPV) programme aimed at parents whose children are being abusive or violent toward them or who appear out of parental control.

Places for Who’s in Charge? programme are now available for the cohorts commencing on:

Tuesday, 12 July at 12.30 – 15.00 (online)

Thursday, 14 July at 12.00 – 14.30 Location: Margaret McMillan Tower, BD1 1NN

Tuesday, 2 August at 18.00 – 20.30 (online)

Wednesday, 7 September at 10.00 – 12.30 (online)

Who’s In Charge? aims to reduce parents feelings of isolation; challenge parents feelings of guilt; loosen deterministic thinking about causes (e.g. “he can’t help it because he has ADHD or saw his father being violent”); create a belief in the possibility of change; clarify boundaries of what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour; examine strategies for creating meaningful and practical consequences for unacceptable behaviour; reinforce progress and provide emotional support while they attempt to become more assertive parents; explore anger, both child and parents’; encourage assertiveness; and encourage self-care.

The structure of the programme consists of 8 two and a half hour sessions with a two-month follow up.

The programme is designated to parents of children aged 8-18 living in Bradford District.

Programme Outline:

Session 1 Introductions, questionnaires and genograms

Session 2 Cause and influences of abusive behaviour

Session 3 What is abuse?

Session 4 What can I control in my child’s life?

Session 5 Consequences

Session 6 Anger and breaking the myths of anger

Session 7 Assertiveness

Session 8 Self-care, future goal setting and evaluation

Session 9 Two month follow up on goal achievement, evaluation and further goals

To make a referral for parents who are ready to attend and engage with this programme, please complete the Parenting referral form and email this, with signed consent from the parents to:


Published: 20/06/2022
Audience: Heads, deputy heads, DSL, SENCO, School nursing, Pastoral, Lead Practioner
Contact: Emma Richardson

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