Parallel Lives aims to prevent APVA (Adolescence to Parent Violence / Abuse), the 7-week intervention that provides a therapeutic environment for those that have been subjected to APVA; be that parents, carers, siblings, peers or extended family members. The program aims to tackle APVA through recognising challenging behaviours and offering techniques that allow children / young people and their families towards making positive change repairing / building stronger relationships through expressing feelings and emotions without aggression.
“Going through probably the toughest of times in recent years this service has managed to bring normality back into our home. I was on the brink in February of giving up my son to child services. They have helped me gain my parental strength back. They have helped our family rebuild our structure to start again. We have a long journey ahead but I have the tools that I need now to help my son through his turmoil and trauma.”Mother of male, aged 14