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Adolescent to Mother Violence First Aid

Adolescent to Mother Violence First Aid

Date: 5th August 2020

Facilitator: Dave Burck


Please email your details if you would like to be added to the waiting list

Delivered via ZOOM


2 sessions - delivered via zoom

(Wednesday 5 & 12 August, 2020)


9:00 – 12:00 each session




Your place (Zoom)

Target Group:

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


Experience working in DV and basic knowledge of trauma and attachment


Session 1:

  • What is adolescent violence
  • How does it relate to DV
  • How does it relate to attachment
  • How to assess risk
  • Use an intake / risk tool with a case study
  • How to work in an attachment based trauma informed way
  • Safety planning

Session 2:

  • Attachment activities
  • A focus on practical interventions
  • Case plan a family for the first 6 or so sessions
  • How to work with mothers to reduce shame
  • How to engage young people
  • Advanced activities
  • Final questions / goals for practice


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.

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.


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.