Current Understandings in Research, Policy and Practice
Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol
"Holt has delivered a thought-provoking and well-structured summary of the largely uncharted territory of adolescent-to-parent abuse."
"The abuse of parents by young people has until recently been a hidden topic. This book breaks new ground by describing the extent of the problem, and by providing a thoughtful review of the research, policy and practice in this area. The book includes resources for professionals as well as for parents themselves. I recommend this book as an outstanding text for all interested in families and in family dysfunction."
“Amanda Holt has produced a compelling and pioneering study of an issue that is often overlooked. She shows how parent abuse can be better understood and, by situating its dynamic of intimate violence within a wider social and cultural context, she shows why it must be addressed more effectively.”
Introduction: the problem of adolescent-to-parent abuse
1. Abuse in families: commonalities, connections and contexts
2. Experiences of parent abuse
3. Explaining parent abuse
4. Parents, children and power relations
5. Frontline service responses to parent abuse
6. Working with parent abuse
7. Adolescent-to-parent abuse: future directions for research, policy and practice
Resources for Practitioners, Researchers, and Parents
Appendix: Adolescent-to-parent abuse: initial assessment