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Resources for Parents

If you are a parent or carer that is concerned about violence or abuse in your home you may find some help here. You can also contact Parentline who has volunteers trained in NVR. This is a link to their website for more information. https://www.parentline.ie/
You may also want to contact family support agencies in your area that may be able to offer support. Lastly, there are Service Providers that take referrals from the public and can be found here: Service Provider Map

On this page we will post materials relating to child to parent violence and abuse. This page is geared for parents. You are welcome to view the Resources for Practitioners if you like.

Child to Parent Violence and Abuse: Family Interventions with Non Violent Resistance by Dr. Declan Coogan

Coogan, D (2018) Child to Parent Violence and Abuse – Family Interventions with Non Violent Resistance, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers www.jkp.com. You can also click on the cover to order a paperback copy from Amazon UK.

Links to Media




Journal Articles

Lauster, E., Quinn, A., Brosnahan, J., Coogan, D. (2014) Practical Strategies for Coping with Child-to-Parent Violence: The Non Violent Resistance Programme in Practice. Irish Probation Journal, 11, pp. 208-221. You can download this article in the sidebar.

Coogan, D & Lauster, E (2014a) Restoring competence and confidence-non-violent resistance as a response to child-to-parent violence in Ireland. Context– the Magazine for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice in the UK. Vol. 132, April 2014: 29-31. Link to article: Restoring competence and confidence- non-violent resistance as a response to child-to parent violence in Ireland

Coogan, D. (2012) Marking the Boundaries- When Troublesome becomes Abusive and Children Cross a Line in Family Violence, Feedback- Journal of the Family Therapy Association of Ireland, pp.74-85. You can download this article in the sidebar.


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