What is “Introduction to CAPVA”?

This self-paced, online training course will give learners an increased understanding of the causes, effects and risks associated with CAPVA, child or adolescent to parent violence and abuse. CAPVA is used to describe the dynamic where a young person (8 years -18 years) engages in repeated abusive behaviour towards a parent or adult carer. Abusive behaviour can include physical violence; emotional, economic or sexual abuse; and coercive control. It may also include damage to property and abuse towards other family members, particularly siblings.

CAPVA is an under-recognised hidden harm that affects a significant number of families within the UK. Experiencing it can be devastating, with families reporting high levels of distress, and a negative impact on the mental health of all those involved. 

Who is it for?

This course can be taken by anyone looking to increase their knowledge of CAPVA, but it may be particularly useful for:

  • professionals working with families particularly early help services
  • domestic abuse agencies
  • education support staff
  • youth offending professionals
  • targeted family support
  • those working in children’s social care

What will participants learn?

  • How to identify CAPVA
  • What the data tells us about CAPVA
  • Who experiences CAPVA and why 
  • Safeguarding, risk assessment and safety planning  

How is the training delivered?

Self-directed learning via the Moodle online learning platform. This course should take approximately 3 hours  to complete.

Who delivers the training?

This training was developed by  experts from the Respect Young Peoples’ Service, who have been delivering specialist interventions addressing CAPVA since 2008 and are recognised as leading experts in CAPVA sector. 

CPD accreditation pending, decision expected by 1st November 2023

How much does the training package cost?

£75 + VAT=£90 per person

How can I book places?

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Respect is a registered charity in England and Wales, number 1141636, in Scotland, number SC051284 and a company, number 7582438. Registered address: VAI Second Floor, 200a Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP
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