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Special Issue "Adolescent-to-Parent Violence: Psychological and Contextual Influences"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2023 | Viewed by 161

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Ana M. Martín
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Guest Editor
Departamento de Psicología Cognitiva, Social y Organizacional, Universidad de La Laguna, 38200 San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Spain
Interests: psychology and law; child-to-parent violence; environmental crime; animal abuse; juvenile offenders; risk/protective factors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the last few decades, child-to-parent violence has become a cause for great concern among both the public and academics in several countries. Cases tried by the courts in relation to CPV are on the rise, in spite of the judicial system’s efforts to control the situation. Families with CPV cases require intervention not only by judicial but also social and/or mental health services. In order to achieve this, professionals are requesting the development of specific CPV programs as generic interventions for conduct disorders have not proven effective. These programs should be based on evidence of the risk and protective factors whose impact may be different in judicial, clinical and community samples. The risk factor most consistently related to CPV is exposure to violence, particularly at home. However, research also indicates that CPV occurs in a cultural context in which the victim is always blamed, and in which CPV is considered solely the result of a parenting failure. These social beliefs are internalized by abusers, victims, and the professionals to whom they turn for help. CPV is a social issue that should be addressed from different levels of analysis, and social policies may benefit from a combination of interventions at the individual, family and community level.

This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) aims to gather systematic research on CPV, performed from different levels of analysis. Papers combining high academic standards and implications for intervention and assessment are welcome. A special call is made for longitudinal studies, given their relevance in the research of causal relations between risk/protective factors and CPV.

Prof. Dr. Ana M. Martín
Guest Editor

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  • child-to-parent violence
  • adolescent-to-parent-violence
  • parent abuse
  • parent blaming
  • CPV intervention
  • protective/risk factors

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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