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Adolescent to Mother Violence, Trauma and Attachment

Adolescent to Mother Violence, Trauma and Attachment

Date: 1st May 2019

Facilitator: Dave Burck

This workshop is now fully booked

Please email your details to be added to a waiting list

Workshop Duration

2 consecutive days (Wednesday & Thursday  1 - 2 May 2019)

Workshop Time

09:30 – 16:30 each day


Early bird rate: $430.00 for registration and payment received by 03/04/2019

Full fee: $450.00

Including morning tea, a certificate of attendance, a USB containing all handouts, activity outlines and presentation which can be used at your practice / organisation.


Workshop Venue

Lighthouse Resources Upstairs Training Room

Kyabra Street RUNCORN, QLD. 4113

Target Group

For professionals working with young people, DV and / or trauma


Experience working in DV and basic knowledge of trauma and attachment

Workshop Outline

Day one of the workshop will review research in:

  • Trauma
  • The impact of DV on children and parenting
  • Adolescent / Child – to – Parent Violence (APV)
  • Links between DV and APV
  • Attachment
  • How DV, attachment, trauma and APV connectDay one will also have activities you can use with families and / or groups who have experienced DV or APV.

Day two will focus on:

  • How to facilitate a group for young people and APV
  • Case planning for this group
  • How to manage group dynamics
  • How to intake families with DV and APV
  • More in depth activities
  • How to time activities within a multi – session group to ensure they have the most impact and are most effective

Workshop Outcome

At the end of this workshop you will have a better understanding of APV, its links to DV and how attachment plays a role in working with this phenomenon. Also, you will have practical activities and interventions to use with families and basic skills you can use to work with groups.

Workshop format

2 consecutive days




New for 2019

Facilitator Bio

Dave Burck is a child and family counsellor at YFS in QLD. Courage is his private supervision, consultation and training business. He is also the co – facilitator / co – author of the ReNew program, which is a joint program with the Domestic Violence Action Centre in Ipswich, QLD. ReNew is a group therapy program that works with mothers who have experienced domestic violence and sons who have witnessed domestic violence and are now using violence against their mothers. 

Dave has a Masters of Counselling degree from the University of QLD and he is currently researching adolescent – to – mother abuse at the University of QLD.  He has experience working in domestic violence and child trauma.

Workshop Cancellation

By completing and submitting this registration form, you are indicating your intention to attend the workshop and you will be liable for the full fee as indicated. If you are unable to attend the workshop for any reason, fail to attend without notice or cancel your registration payment will not be refunded. Workshops occasionally need to be cancelled due to insufficient participant numbers. Should this be necessary, we will notify you as soon as possible and a full refund will be given.