International Network Addressing Filial Violence
Network contact: Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon
The International Network Addressing Filial Violence will bring together international experts to investigate the commission of violence by children against their parents across the life course. The Network will underpin groundbreaking, systematic and collaborative research into all forms of child to parent violence: childhood violence against parents, adolescent family violence, parricide at all ages, and elder abuse.
Several members of the Network met at the Monash Prato Centre in Italy in September 2018 to discuss their research and explore initial opportunities for collaboration.
The Network is led by experts on filial violence from Australia and the United Kingdom: Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon (Monash University) and Associate Professor Rachel Condry (Oxford University). Dr Fitz-Gibbon is a lead investigator on the Investigating Adolescent Family Violence project, exploring attitudes towards, patterns of, and the impact of adolescent family violence. Associate Professor Rachel Condry conducted the first large-scale UK study of adolescent to parent violence with Network Member Dr Caroline Miles.