“Who’s in Charge?” – Child/Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse (APVA)

An 8 week course providing a therapeutic approach for Berkshire parents/carers of children and young people (aged 8 – 18) who are violent or aggressive.


  • Provide a supportive environment to share experiences and ideas
  • Reduce the guilt and shame which most parents feel
  • Offer ideas to help you develop individual strategies for managing your child’s behaviour
  • Explore ways of increasing safety and well-being
  • Help parents feel more in control and less stressed

We would encourage partners to attend the course together where possible. Accompanying partners receive a free place on the course.

If you feel that you need the support of your family worker/social worker, or another professional, to attend with you, you must add their details to the booking form.


1)     Introductions and “Who’s in Charge?” course outline

2)     Influences and “Causes” of violent and abusive behaviours

3)    Child: Controlling and Abusive Behaviours

4)    Parent: Behaviour Management Options

5)    Styles of Parenting

6)    Child & Parent: Exploring the Concept of Anger

7)    Assertiveness

8)    Self-care, Resilience and Maintenance

9)    One session review after 3 months (date to be decided during the course)

Please note: This course is only suitable for Parents/Carers. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide childcare, or accommodate children unless otherwise stated.

Covid Precautions
Please do not attend if you/your child or any other member of your household is unwell.
All adults and secondary school age children are required to do a lateral flow test 48 hours prior to attending a PSC event, and test negative.
Please note we will check your temperature on arrival. Anyone found to have a high temperature or displaying signs of being unwell will not be able to join in.
  • COST £20 per person (plus Eventbrite booking fee)
  • DURATION 8 weeks
  • DELIVERED BY Specialist Parenting Practitioners
  • FREQUENCY Termly - dependent on funding

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