Adolescent Violence in the Home: Systemic Interventions with Families

Understand the systemic and relational context to adolescent family violence and explore trauma-informed interventions

Learn about working with the family system to ensure safety planning and positive change while maximising engagement with adolescent family members who  use violence.

Adolescent Violence in the Home: Systemic Interventions with Families

This two-day workshop provides participants an understanding of family history, context and dynamics in relation to adolescent violence in the home (AVITH). The training covers assessment and safety planning for all family members; explores how to maximise engagement with adolescents and parents/carers; and provides a methodology for working with the family system to support positive change and enhance family trust, respect and safety.

Theoretical frameworks covered include:

  • Systemic family work
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Trauma-informed practice

What Will You Learn?

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

  • Identify the determinants which contribute to the use of violence by adolescents against parents/carers, including their own experience of family violence
  • Understand the systemic and relational context to adolescent violence in the home
  • Consider assessment and safety planning
  • Learn skills to enhance engagement in change with adolescents and parents/carers
  • Learn and practice a model of intervention that is developmental, trauma-informed and relational

Relevant Audience

Therapists, youth and family services practitioners, as well as other direct care workers supporting young people, parents or families, who are seeking to build their confidence in working with young people who use violence and their parent/s or carers.

Workshop Style

This workshop is led by a subject matter expert, who will help you explore key concepts and theoretical and practical frameworks. Small group activities including discussions, case studies and roleplays are aimed at ensuring the workshop material is relevant to you and your specific work context.

Upcoming workshops


DateWednesday, 27th March & 3rd April 2024
FormatIn person
Time9:30am - 4:30pm (AEDT)
CPD12 CPD hours
Cost$627 (incl. GST)
TrainerJo Howard

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Training at Your Workplace

We can customise this training to the needs of your team and deliver it to your workplace. See here for more information.