Child and Adolescent to Parent Violenc and Abuse (CAPVA)

When doing research or getting informed on a subject, good-quality literature is invaluable. To make your life easier, we have compiled some relevant works on CAPVA.

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Understanding the phenomenon

Baker, V. & Bonnick, H. (2021). Understanding CAPVA: A rapid literature review on child and adolescent to parent violence and abuse for the Domestic Abuse Commissioner’s Office, Respect. Full review, Executive Summary

Holt, A. (2016). Adolescent-to-Parent Abuse as a Form of “Domestic Violence”: A Conceptual Review, Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 17(5), 490–499. https://doi.org/10.1177/1524838015584372

McCloud, E. (2017). Adolescent-to-Parent Violence and Abuse (APVA): An Investigation into Prevalence (doctoral thesis), Associations and Predictors in a Community Sample. University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth. https://pure.port.ac.uk/ws/portalfiles/portal/10501192/Elizabeth_McCloud_DCrimJ_Thesis.pdf

Sanders, R. (2020) ESSS Outline: Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse. Iriss. https://doi.org/10.31583/esss.20200311 (PDF)

Research and Literature Reviews

Gallego, R., Novo, M., Fariña, F., & Arce, R. (2019). Child-to-parent Violence and Parent-to-child Violence: A Meta-analytic Review, The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context, 11, 51-59. https://doi.org/10.5093/ejpalc2019a4

Hong, J.S., Kral, M.J., Espelage, D.L. et al. (2012). The Social Ecology of Adolescent-Initiated Parent Abuse: A Review of the Literature, Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 43, 431–454. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-011-0273-y

Toole-Anstey, C., Keevers, L., & Townsend, M. L. (2021). A Systematic Review of Child to Parent Violence Interventions. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/15248380211053618

Policy

Miles, C. & Condry, R. (2015). Responding to Adolescent to Parent Violence: Challenges for Policy and Practice, The British Journal of Criminology, 55(6), 1076–1095. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azv095

Gender and CAPVA

Condry, R., & Miles, C. (2014). Adolescent to parent violence: Framing and mapping a hidden problem. Criminology & Criminal Justice, 14(3), 257–275. https://doi.org/10.1177/1748895813500155

Profiling CAPVA Perpetrators, Risk Factors and Family Context

Loinaz, I. & Sousa, A. M. D. (2019). Assessing Risk and Protective Factors in Clinical and Judicial Child-to-Parent Violence Cases. The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context, 12(1), 43-51. https://doi.org/10.5093/ejpalc2020a5

Ibabe, I., Jaureguizar, J. (2010). Child-to-parent violence: Profile of abusive adolescents and their families, Journal of Criminal Justice, 38(4), 616-624. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0047235210000899?via%3Dihub

Beckmann, L., Bergmann, M. C., Fischer, F., & Mößle, T. (2021). Risk and Protective Factors of Child-to-Parent Violence: A Comparison Between Physical and Verbal Aggression. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(3–4), 1309-1334. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260517746129

Contreras, L., del Carmen Cano, M. (2016). Child-to-parent violence: The role of exposure to violence and its relationship to social-cognitive processing, The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context, 8(2), 43-50. https://journals.copmadrid.org/ejpalc/art/j.ejpal.2016.03.003

Suárez-Relinque, C., del Moral Arroyo, G., León-Moreno, C., Callejas Jerónimo J. E. (2019). Child-To-Parent Violence: Which Parenting Style Is More Protective? A Study with Spanish Adolescents. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16(8), 1320. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16081320  

Calvete, E., Orue, I., & Gámez-Guadix, M. (2013). Child-to-Parent Violence: Emotional and Behavioral Predictors. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28(4), 755–772. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260512455869

Cottrell, B., & Monk, P. (2004). Adolescent-to-Parent Abuse: A Qualitative Overview of Common Themes. Journal of Family Issues, 25(8), 1072–1095. https://doi.org/10.1177/0192513X03261330

Ibabe, I. (2019). Adolescent-to-Parent Violence and Family Environment: The Perceptions of Same Reality? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(12), 2215. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16122215  

CAPVA Interventions/Programmes

Rutter, N., Hall, K., & Westmarland, N. (2022). Responding to child and adolescent-to-parent violence and abuse from a distance: Remote delivery of interventions during Covid-19, Children & Society, 0(0).  https://doi.org/10.1111/chso.12622

Last changed: 25.11.2022