Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse

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Date(s) - 21/11/2019
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

University of Canterbury, Meremere Building, Room 108,


Issues for Parents, Caregivers and Professionals

This two-hour continuing professional development seminar will explore an area of family violence that is ‘almost taboo’ in our society, but very real for families and those attempting to offer support and interventions.

This seminar includes:

  • exploring the phenomena of adolescent to parent and caregiver violence and abuse
  • the impacts on different family members
  • the responses of professionals and strategies that might be effective in managing and reducing family distress and misery
  • allowing time for question and interactions and collaborative participation and problem solving.

Presented by Associate Professor Anita Gibbs, University of Otago.

Anita is a registered social worker who has taught social work, sociology and criminology courses for 20 years.  Her research interests include Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and complex disabilities, especially identifying best practice in helping families and best evidence for professionals in their interventions with families.

Visitor car parking is available outside the Meremere building.  Parking coupons can be purchased from the pay-and-display unit