The East Coast NVR Practitioners’ Network is delighted to invite you to this seminar to present our experiences of using the Non-Violent Resistance Programme /Model in our work with parents in recent years. NVR offers an innovative approach to addressing the complex problem of child to parent violence. This model has also been used successfully in other areas of family work such as fostering, supporting children with anxiety and ASD, school non-attendance and drug and alcohol misuse. The presenters will explore the possibilities of using NVR principles in these areas.

Keynote presentation by Dr Declan Coogan
Declan is a social worker and family therapist with practice experience in CAMHS & in child protection work. He is a Lecturer in Social Work & Research Fellow with the UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He was awarded a PhD by NUI Galway in 2016 for his research on child to parent violence and NVR involving practitioners in Ireland. His book entitled Child to Parent Violence and Abuse – Family Interventions with Non Violent Resistance was published in 2018.

What is NVR?
Rebuilding relationships is at the centre of NVR (Non Violent Resistance). This is a principle which is also at the centre of Family Therapy. It aims to empower and support parents / carers in preventing and responding to the violent and controlling behaviour of children and teenagers. It has a strong and growing evidence base and can be used with individuals, couples and groups.

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