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8 in 10 parents who care for victims of childhood trauma experience violence and poor mental health

NATP are proudly part of The Centre of Excellence in Child Trauma.

Today the Centre of Excellence in Child Trauma released the below stats about child to parent violence. We know a lot of our parents are faced with this behaviour day in and day out, so we are not surprised.

Survey reveals 8 in 10 parents who care for victims of childhood trauma experience violence and poor mental health

The majority of parents caring for children who have experienced trauma report that they have experienced violence and suffered poor mental health, with little to no help from the institutions that should be supporting them.

The survey, carried out by the Centre of Excellence in Child Trauma (CoECT), leading UK experts in the field of therapeutic parenting strategies, received 1,125 responses from parents who have adopted, fostered, or cared for children who have experienced trauma.

A huge 79% of parents said they had experienced violence from a child in their care. CoECT has numerous examples of social workers failing to intervene appropriately despite recommendations from expert psychiatrists. It is commonplace for local authorities to have disagreed with expert opinion leading to extreme escalations, including violence, in homes.

The survey also concerningly shows that 85% of parents say that caring for a child who has experienced trauma has negatively impacted their mental health. There are a multitude of factors that can contribute to poor mental health, but the most common issue CoECT hear about is the lack of support available to parents openly asking for it.

Read the full article here:

https://www.coect.co.uk/2019/08/30/survey-reveals-8-in-10-parents-who-care-for-victims-of-childhood-trauma-experience-violence-and-poor-mental-health/

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