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Time: 4.30pm - 6.00pm
Venue: Frank lampl building, Room: FL2006, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Speaker(s): Helen Bonnick
An event part of the Department of Social Work and Social Care seminar series
Child to Parent Violence and Abuse Seminar
Child to parent violence and abuse (CPVA) has been described as the most hidden aspect of family violence, but it is now receiving significant attention both across the media and within academic circles. There are few reliable statistics, yet practitioners report that it is an issue that affects a large part of their caseloads, and it is likely that each of us knows at least one family affected personally. Despite this, services have been criticised for failing to respond in a way that is either sensitive or effective. Why is this, and what can we do about it? Based on fifteen years of work in this field, Helen will lead us through the myths, traps and stumbling blocks of CPVA, and suggest some ways forward for the future.
Helen's book, Child to Parent Violence and Abuse: A Practitioner's Guide to Working with Families, published in May 2019, will be available to purchase at a 20% discount.
Helen Bonnick bio
Helen Bonnick is a social worker with over 30 years of experience in the field of family work, at both practitioner and supervisory levels, based first within local authority social services teams, and then within schools for around 16 years. Most recently she has been involved in training and supporting social work students on degree placements.
Since pursuing a Masters qualification in 2004, Helen has devoted increasing amounts of time to the hidden issue of parent abuse, or child to parent violence and abuse. She has a website, www.holesinthewall.co.uk, which acts as an international resource hub; has been a member of a number of working groups; and regularly speaks on the radio and at training events and conferences. She has been engaged in a project to map specialist provision for families experiencing child to parent violence around the country. Her book, Child to Parent Violence and Abuse: a practitioner's guide to working with families, was published in May 2019 by Pavilion, and offers advice and guidance to all those engaged in work in this developing field.
Booking is essential to attend this event.
For further information about this event:
Contact: Anastasiya Stravolemova, FHSCE Events Team
Tel: 0208 725 4735
Directions to Frank lampl building, Room: FL2006, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB:
Anastasiya Stravolemova, FHSCE Events Team
Tel: 0208 725 4735