Aggression Toward Family / Caregivers in Childhood and Adolescence (AFCCA) describes a pattern of behaviour characterized by aggressive behaviour toward family members or other caregivers, causing significant harm (physical and/or psychological) to the child/adolescent, the person(s) the behaviour is directed toward, and witnessing family members. While many know of the existence of AFCCA, it is frequently unreported and not widely discussed.
This poster will provide an overview of findings by the National Consortium on AFCCA, a group of professionals / service providers, researchers, policy makers and families with lived experience, as well as highlights of Ontario’s new AFCCA Family Supports Program, an Ontario government funded demonstration project run by Adopt4Life. Presenters will demonstrate in the poster how this ground-breaking program, believed to be the first in Canada, is collaborating with sectors including justice, mental and child welfare to build safety, security and permanency among Ontario families experiencing this complex type of aggression.
Poster presentation at the 2023 HSJCC Virtual Conference held November 15-16, 2023.
DIRECTOR OF AFCCA (AGGRESSION TOWARD FAMILY / CAREGIVERS IN CHILDHOOD & ADOLESCENCE) FAMILY SUPPORTS PROGRAM)