Child to Parent Abuse Befriender Training (Family Members) - 20 October
Adfam has been funded by Comic Relief to support people affected by abusive behaviour from their drug or alcohol using children, and to train and empower them to go on to help their peers – other parents and guardians. Abusive behaviour from children is a subject that has often not had the attention it deserves – yet we know from research that thousands of parents and guardians around the country are affected by it.
Project objectives
We want you, and other people facing child to parent abuse, to experience less harm, feel more informed about the issue, safer and less isolated.

By being part of the project you will learn more about the extent and impact of child to parent abuse; have more support networks; and be in a position to support other parents and guardians faced by similar issues.

We also want practitioners (workers in drug and alcohol treatment and family support services) to have a greater awareness and understanding of the nature and extent of child to parent abuse and be better able to support you and other parents and guardians facing similar issues.

What we mean by…
CHILD: Includes adult children (those over the age of 18)

PARENT: Includes grandparents, kinship carers, step-parents, foster parents etc.

ABUSE: Includes physical, emotional, financial abuse and coercive control

What does the training day involve?
We will bring together parents and guardians affected by this issue for a one-day awareness and skills workshop. This will be a safe space to think and talk about these issues and will increase attendees’ knowledge of the topics. We will also equip you with the skills you need to befriend others experiencing these issues.
Who should attend the training day?
This training day is open to any parent or guardian who is currently struggling, or has previously at any point struggled, with any form of abusive behaviour from their substance-misusing child (of any age). This includes anyone who has parental responsibility for a child, for example grandparents, kinship carers, step-parents and foster carers.

Attendees should be a position where they are willing and able to offer informal befriending support to other people experiencing similar issues.

What is the purpose of the training day?
By attending this training day, you will gain the skills and knowledge to befriend other parents and guardians experiencing these issues - this can be just by going for a coffee or having a phone call! Adfam will support you through the whole process.
Training details
Date: Friday 20 October 2017.

Time: 10am - 5pm (registration from 9:30am)

Venue: Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA

Any questions?
If you have any questions about the project or the training day, please contact Alison Hill on a.hill@adfam.org.uk or 020 3817 9410.
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