Adolescents Who Use Violence in the Home

Working with service providers to build evidence on what works

"Studies show that between 1% and 7% of violence in the home reported to police involves adolescents using violence toward parents. In Victoria, police statistics demonstrate that every year for the past five years, over 7000 incidents of youth violence occurred in the home"

The Adolescent Family Violence Project, managed by the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare and funded by Family Safety Victoria, brings together service providers from across Victoria to develop developmentally appropriate approaches to responding to young people who use violence in the home.

There are three major phases of the project:

1) Cross Sector-Consultation

Extensive cross-sector consultation with family and specialist family violence services on current responses to adolescent violence in the home, identifying shared practices and what works

2) Co-Hosted Symposium

2) Co-Hosted Symposium

A co-hosted symposium in early 2020 on managing adolescent violence in the home (presented by the Centre and Family Safety Victoria)

3) Solutions & Resources

A series of practice forums with associated tools and resources for practitioners working with these young people.

The project aligns with recent recommendations made by the Royal Commission into Family Violence and Roadmap for Reform: Strong families, safe children around bridging current knowledge gaps in managing adolescent family violence in the home and providing appropriate supportive intervention to children and young people as needed.

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