Training in non-violent resistance has been adapted to help parents cope with suicide threats from adolescents or young adults. The treatment helps parents move from helplessness to presence, from isolation to connectedness, from submission to resistance, from escalation to self-control, and from mutual distancing and hostility to care and support. The training aims at improving the parents' ability to deal constructively with the threat. A special emphasis of the approach is that also the suffering of the parents is taken into consideration. The method can also be used in cases where the young person threatening suicide is not willing to cooperate.
|Translated title of the contribution||«⋯ Or I will kill myself»: Helping parents cope with suicide threats using Non Violent Resistance|
|Number of pages||14|
|State||Published - 2015|
- Anchoring function
- Non-violent resistance
- Suicide threats from adolescents