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  • Sarah O'Toole
    University College London
  • Stella Tsermentseli
    University of Thessaly
  • Claire Monks
    University of Greenwich
  • Athanasia Papastergiou
There has been limited research and policy directed toward defining and understanding child-to-parent aggression (CPA), resulting in inconsistent definitions, understandings, and responses, which has a detrimental impact on families. In particular, there have been limited qualitative studies of those working on the frontline of CPA, hindering the development of effective policy. The present qualitative study therefore aimed to explore practitioner perspectives of CPA. Twenty-five practitioners from diverse fields (e.g. youth justice, police, charities) participated in four focus groups relating to their experiences of working with CPA in the UK. Thematic analysis of focus groups revealed three key themes: definitions of CPA, understanding of CPA risk factors, and responding to CPA. Practitioners understood CPA to be a broad use of aggression to intimidate and control parents and highlighted a range of individual (e.g. mental health, substance abuse) and social (e.g. parenting, gangs) risk factors for CPA. Further, practitioners felt that current methods of reporting CPA were ineffective and may have a detrimental impact on families. The findings of this study have implications for CPA policy and support the need for a multi-agency and coordinated strategy for responding to CPA.

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CyfnodolynJournal of interpersonal violence
Dyddiad ar-lein cynnar26 Hyd 2020
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StatwsE-gyhoeddi cyn argraffu - 26 Hyd 2020

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