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Project name:

RISE: Child to Parent Violence Programme



Evaluation type:

Feasibility & Pilot study

Activity Type:

Parenting programmes




University of Hertfordshire

About the project – Child and Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse (CAPVA)

Child and Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse (CAPVA) programme is focused on changing the behaviour of young people (aged 9-17) showing violence towards their parents/carers.

It comprises of up to 18 weekly sessions with families. The 18 sessions will include 12 sessions with the parents and carers.  The sessions will be first aimed at changing the ways in which parents and carers respond to the young people’s behaviour.

The CAPVA intervention delivery centres around a non-violent resistance approach (NVR). If the parents and carers subsequently engage, then work with the children and young people will adopt a flexible skills-based approach using trauma-informed care alongside cognitive behavioural therapy techniques and mindfulness. The intervention will be delivered by CAPVA practitioners who are trained to deliver in these approaches. 


After successfully completing a feasibility and pilot study (click here to read the evaluation), the YEF regranted the project to undertake an efficacy RCT.

About the funding round

  • Themed grant round

    Grant:Launch grant round

    We launched our first grant round in May 2019, awarding a total of £18.1m to 24 projects, working with 36,000 children across England and Wales.

Project protocol

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