Understanding Abuse Adolescent to parent abuse Adolescent to parent abuse is where an older child causes physical, psychological or financial damage to a parent with the intention of controlling the relationship. There is currently no legal definition of adolescent to parent violence and abuse. However, it is increasingly recognised as a form of domestic violence and abuse and, depending on the age of the child, it may fall under the government’s official definition of domestic violence and abuse. If you have experienced any of these actions or know of others that have, do not hesitate to contact us on 01270 250390. In an emergency situation, ALWAYS contact the Police.