Adolescent Family Violence

Systemic Interventions with Families

Explore the determinants and contexts of the use of violence by adolescents against parents/carers, and the systemic ways of working with them to support positive change and enhance accountability.

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Location Live Online via Zoom
Date/s 18th November 2021
Time/s 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Duration 1 day
Registrations close The day before the commencement of the course
Prerequisites/s There are no prerequisites for this course.
Certification Certificate of Attendance
Fee/s 1 Day Live Stream $210.00 (GST Inc.)

This one-day workshop will explore the determinants and contexts that underpin the use of violence by adolescents against parents/carers. It will then explore how systemic ways of working with the adolescent, parent/carer and other family members can support positive change and enhanced family trust, respect and safety.

Theoretical frameworks that will be covered include:

  • systemic family work;
  • trauma informed practice;
  • feminist (accountability for the use of violence);
  • non-violent resistance;
  • psycho-education;
  • skills development.

You will have the opportunity to practice these key concepts and strategies.

Course content

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • identify the determinants which contribute to the use of violence by adolescents against parents/carers, including your own experience of family violence;
  • understand the systemic context to adolescent family violence;
  • articulate the principles that underpin best practice approaches in promoting family safety, trust and respect;
  • learn and practice a model of intervention that is trauma informed, systemic and enhances adolescent accountability.

Who should attend

Therapists, case workers, direct care workers seeking to build their confidence in working with young people and their parent/carers. Workers from youth and family services, youth AOD and mental health services, those working with relevant client groups (adolescents who use violence in the home and their parent/carer) will also benefit from the training.

Additional requirements

  1. Broadband internet access and an active email address that can be accessed during the workshop.
  2. A webcam, mic and headset/speaker is required.  All workshops are conducted in small groups and are interactive.

Further information


T: 03 8481 4800