Whilst it is normal and healthy for children and teenagers to demonstrate their anger and frustration; anger and frustration should not result in violence or the abuse of other family members.
There is very little community/professional awareness around child and adolescent to parent violence and abuse. This can make it difficult for parents to talk about their experience, often feeling like they are the only one experiencing this.
You are not alone.
Here is a booklet designed by our partners in Northumbria about Child and Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse and more information from Respect Young People’s Service to help when your child or adolescent is violent or abusive to you. It provides useful strategies to keep yourself and your family safe.
Some areas of the country provide the Respect Young People’s Programme (RYPP) to support families experiencing CAPVA.