Annual Conference 2022: From Harm to Hope – Youth Interventions against Domestic Abuse

Why Youth Interventions?

Adolescence and early adulthood are formative periods where young people develop strategies for dealing with disputes, both in early relationships and within the family. It is, therefore, a critical stage to address early abusive or violent behaviour. Indeed, child/adolescent violence towards parents can later become violence in intimate partnerships.

As most perpetrator programmes target adult men, there is often a lack of specialised interventions for working on intimate partner violence with a younger age group. This leads to young men being referred to adult programmes that often cannot adequately respond to their particular needs. Likewise, youth interventions may not be specialised in dealing with violence committed toward the parents.

Watch the conference

Welcome and institutional greetings

Words of welcome by Alessandra Pauncz, WWP EN Executive Director, Sean Cooke, Chief Executive Officer at the Men’s Development Network and Padraig O'Donovan, MOVE Ireland Board Member. Institutional Greetings by Kirsten Leube, Gender Equality Unit, DG Justice and Consumers, European Commission and Carmel Donnelly of the Irish Probation Service.

Speech on the "Digital Dimensions of Violence against Women"

Speech by Iris Luarasi, President of the GREVIO Committee, on the GREVIO General Recommendation No. 1 on the "Digital Dimension of Violence against Women" held on 18 August 2022 at the WWP EN Annual Conference "From Harm to Hope – Youth Interventions against Domestic Abuse" in Dublin.

Keynote on Early Intimate Partner Violence

Keynote by Professor Carolina Øverlien (Stockholm University, Norwegian Center for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS)) on "Violence and Abuse in Young People's Romantic Relationships - A contextualised understanding of the violence, its consequences and perpetration through the eyes of the victimised" held on 18 August 2022 at the WWP EN Annual Conference "From Harm to Hope – Youth Interventions against Domestic Abuse" in Dublin.

Panel on Early Intimate Partner Violence

Panel Discussion and Q&A on Intimate Partner Violence in Early Relationships with panellists Lena Berg (MÄN, Sweden), Sylvia Fein (DGfPI, Germany), Iris Luarasi (CLWG, Albania), Sabrina Meechem (SafeLives, UK).

Keynote on CAPVA

Due to technical issues, we only recorded the second part of the keynote. For more information on the topic, watch our interview with Justine Dodds and/or download the keynote slides.

Keynote by Justine Dodds, Practice Development Lead for Respect, UK, held on 18 August 2022 at the WWP EN Annual Conference "From Harm to Hope – Youth Interventions against Domestic Abuse" in Dublin.

Panel on CAPVA

Panel Discussion and Q&A on Child/Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse (CAPVA) with panellists Hanne Kristin Hop (ATV, Norway), Kris Decraemer (Interactie Academie, Belgium), Dr Declan Coogan (National University of Ireland).

Last changed: 29.09.2022