Program Success April 2015 Magazine | Page 23

Families Experiencing Teen Abuse and Violence within the Home
Families Experiencing Teen Abuse and Violence within the Home
Hope Families Experiencing Teen Abuse and Violence within the Home Laurie Reid Orlando , Florida April 2015

Child to Parent Violence

The silent topic of teen abuse and violence toward a parent or guardian is an all too common family secret requiring an understanding that is different from traditional domestic violence theories . Adolescent to Parent Abuse , internationally known as Child to Parent Violence is a complex family and public health domestic violence problem . Stories from parents who are willing to speak about their abuse reveal the pain of victims who must by law care for their abuser . Understandably so , parents are often exhausted , carry deep grief as victims , feel shock at experiencing their child ' s abusive lashing out , and become isolated in shame and blame with nowhere to turn for understanding or help .
Our daughter has taken away our basic human need of safety within our home . We sleep behind locked doors because of her parental abuse ." -Breaking the Cycle Parent
Our Breaking the Cycle Family Program provides both parents and youth the time to grow together in their understanding of abuse . Together through 10 highly relational , psychoeducational group sessions , both acquired a variety of skills and concepts that strengthen them in this challenging area of life . BTC acknowledges parents as experts in their own families . Youth face their behaviors with accountability and without minimizing , justifying or denying their disrespectful and abusive actions . Participants forge the bonds of familial respect as they face their struggles of disrespect , abuse and violence . Together , parents and youth create shared goals for improving respect and decreasing abuse .
Our current work brings healing to families suffering from parental abuse by adolescent and equips parents , juvenile justice and child welfare agencies with research-based practices that provide results . Ultimately , our innovative approach transforms lives of families who once feared for their safety by their aggressive teen .
We believe Child to Parent Violence is a form of domestic violence requiring an understanding that is different from traditional intimate partner theories .
Breaking the Cycle Consulting , Inc . is certified by the State of Florida as Minority , Women and Service disabled Veter- an Small operating in Central Florida .


We envision HOPE for families and communities impacted by this silent epidemic .
We offer private , consultative , collaborative , and experience professional services to agencies , communities and parents .
Laurie Reid ( 954 ) 299-9926 lreid @ childto´┐Żarentviolence . com
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