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Child-to-parent abuse: how nurses can identify it and offer help

The signs to look for in parents who are abused by their own children, plus how to listen to, support and empower families to seek help

The signs to look for in parents who are abused by their own children, plus how to listen to, support and empower families to seek help

Would you know what to do if you suspected a parent was being abused by their own child?

Here, Michelle John of social enterprise PEGS (Parent Education Growth Support), which provides education to healthcare professionals on the issue of child-to-parent abuse, explains what nurses need to know about this form of abuse and how they can support patients who are experiencing it.

What is child-to-parent abuse and is there a standard definition of it?

There is no standard legal definition of child-to-parent abuse (CPA), but behaviours can

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