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Child and Adolescent Family Violence: Current Research and Recommendations

October 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Dr Amanda Holt will draw on her research on child and adolescent family violence, exploring children’s use of violence towards grandparents

About this event

The Yorkshire and Humber Multi-Agency Safeguarding Trainers Group (YHMAST) are excited to offer this webinar, as part of its Domestic Abuse from a Child’s Perspective series, for those working in the Yorkshire and Humber areas.

This webinar will be presented by Dr Amanda Holt, Reader in Criminology at the University of Roehampton, London. In this presentation, Amanda draws on her research on child and adolescent family violence. She will provide an overview of the field before focusing on findings from a recent research project which explored children’s use of violence towards grandparent kinship carers. In many cases, the kinship care arrangement had been put in place following domestic abuse in the child’s home, and this project explores the grandparents’ experiences and responses to the children’s use of violence, as well as their experiences of how other services responded to them. This will be concluded by a discussion of recommendations for better practice.

Biographical Details:

Dr, Amanda Holt is a Reader in Criminology at the University of Roehampton, London. Amanda’s research broadly addresses issues concerned with families, young people and harm, and for the past ten years much of her research has focused on adolescent family violence. Amanda is the author of the UK’s first book on the topic, Adolescent-to-Parent Abuse: Current Understandings in Research, Policy and Practice (Policy Press, 2013) and is also the editor of Working with Adolescent Violence and Abuse towards Parents: Approaches and Contexts for Intervention (Routledge, 2016). Amanda has completed several research projects on adolescent family violence and has worked with the UK Home Office to produce the first national policy guidance on the issue.

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October 14, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
East Riding Voluntary Action Services - ERVAS