In this session, Thien Trang shares learning from her recent doctoral research on mothers’ experiences of abuse by their (now) adult children.
- how they experience their children’s abusive behaviours
- how they seek help and the barriers they face in doing so
- what effective support looks like.
These findings have important implications for practice, especially for primary care professionals.
Thien Trang has recently completed her doctoral research at the Policing Institute for the Eastern Region (PIER), Anglia Ruskin University. She has over 12 years of experience working in the field of domestic abuse and violence against women. She is currently a Research Assistant with the National Policing Vulnerability, Knowledge, and Practice Programme (VKPP) Domestic Homicide Project, and a Board Member of PEGS (Parental Education Growth Support), a charity which supports parents and professionals in dealing with child to parent abuse. She has delivered training and presentations on adult family violence and adult child to parent abuse to a wide audience.