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

An 8 week course providing a therapeutic approach for Berkshire parents/carers of children and young people with special needs (aged 8 – 16) 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


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)


Dates: All Monday evenings: 7-9pm: 25th January, 1st and 8th February, break for Half Term, 22nd February, 1st, 8th,15th and 22nd March. (Follow up session: expected June 2021).

Cost: £20 per person. Please note we can only accept bookings from parent/carers with a child who lives, or attends a school, in Berkshire.


This workshop will be lead by PSC specialist parenting practitioners Denise Challis and Helen Cattermole.

We are very grateful to Berkshire Community Foundation for funding this event.



You will need a Zoom account to access this event. You can sign up here: https://zoom.us/freesignup/

Zoom will ask you to register/sign in so please allow time for this before the event starts. The event link, ID and password will be in your Eventbrite registration confirmation email – click the red event button. Please check your junk folder! A reminder will be sent on the morning each session.

The events are best viewed on a PC or laptop. Please have the latest version of Zoom installed. You can download the software here: https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting 


Monday 25 January 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Online Event
United Kingdom
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