Events and Training


 Understanding child to parent violence: an introduction.



CEL&T (Children Experiencing Loss and Trauma) is a Private Limited Company providing information for anyone wanting to know about loss and trauma and the impact upon children.



They work in partnership with several organisations regionally and nationally to provide collaborative working in order to support a wide range of children and young people from a range of diverse home environments.

From August 2017 the programme of courses includes Understanding Child to Parent Violence: an introduction, (8 hours accredited CPD)

For details of all CEL&T online CPD training courses, INSET days and Key Note presentations, please see the website.




Training sessions for social workers / practitioners in CPVA and NVR, in Galway, with Declan Coogan and Eileen Lauster.

See the CPVIreland website for more details of training opportunities




An all-day conference from the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, in Scotland


This event aims to raise awareness and understanding of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and provide an overview of how individuals and families affected by FASD can be supported. Further details and booking here.



This event will provide an introduction to a range of practical Non Violent Resistance strategies and explain the vital role of those supporting families both in professional roles and as family members or friends.

Contact AdoptionUK, Wales, to book and for details of other courses.




A TRAINING PACKAGE FROM AVA (Against Violence and Abuse)



An interactive practical day’s training designed to raise awareness of the topic and provide practitioners with an opportunity to explore the dynamics of the issue as a profile of domestic abuse.

This training is offered in London in partnership with RESPECT, and now also in Gloucestershire, in partnership with Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS).

More details about this training package, including prices, can be found on the AVA website and by contacting the Training and Events Coordinator.

         “This was excellent, inclusive training… Practical knowledge I can use to inform my practice.”



Respect offer three separate training packages regarding young people’s violence.

Perspectives on Adolescent to Parent Violence (one day) is offered in partnership with AVA.

Working with Young Peoples’ Violence in Close Relationships is a five day course to train participants in the use of the Respect toolkit.

Respect work with young people 5 day training course outline 2014

Both these courses are available for delivery any where in the country. They are also offered as open-access courses in London.

For more details see the Respect website.

THE RESPECT YOUNG PEOPLE’S PROGRAMME (RYPP): an evaluated programme for working with families experiencing child and adolescent violence and abuse towards parents.

The RYPP is available from Respect as a licensed package which includes:

  •  5 day training course
  • Manuals
  • Video resources
  • Supervision
  • Online case management
  • Data analysis

Agencies interested in running this programme should contact Neil Blacklock at Respect for further information (




Cathy Press: Training Matters offers a Multi-Agency Three Day Facilitator Training course for the WHO’S IN CHARGE? parent support programme.

Please see Cathy’s website for more details of the training, of the programme,  and how to book.

Carole Williams trains with Cathy, and can also be contacted at

Cathy and Carole are the UK approved trainers for this course.

Please see the Who’s in Charge? website for more information about both Cathy and Carole, and about the Who’s in Charge? programme.

This CPD certificated training is aimed primarily at those intending to facilitate the Who’s in Charge? group programme, although it has practical application to those working 1:1 and with parents generally. The workshop is largely experiential, based around the exercises and discussions of a Who’s in Charge? group programme.

The next planned course is September 18th – 20th in London. Dates have also been fixed for Facilitator Training around the country in February, June, September and November 2019.  The next nine week group for parents begins on October 1st in Ipswich. More details of all of these, and booking form, on the Who’s in Charge? website or on the listings below.



  • The date given on the general flyer for the evening with Eddie Gallager is incorrect – awaiting updated flyer. The correct date is Thursday 20th September.
  • The 3 day Facilitator training (18th – 20th September) has been moved to a bigger venue in east London. Still open for applications.


BELONG presents The Foster Parent Experience of False Allegations: Monday 17th September, in Solihull, UK

More details and booking here.


Non Violent Resistance (NVR) in Fostering.

CoramBAAF conference for members only, January 17th 2019, London. 

This conference is for fostering social workers, managers and practitioners in local authorities and independent fostering services. Also suitable for foster carers, IROs, fostering panel members, and child psychologists.

More details and booking here.



DVIP run a range of training courses concerned with domestic violence, including a one day course on Responding to Child to Parent Violence.

This course can be booked for your organisation, or applications are invited to attend the course when it runs in London.

Further details and booking form on the DVIP website.



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Please note: Some courses for 2018 have already sold out (Clinical Supervision in NVR for Local Supervisors, and the Partnership Projects NVR UK Accreditation Course Module). More dates for 2019 will be announced soon. 

Partnership Projects offer a programme of introductory and specialist seminars and masterclasses in Non Violent Resistance (NVR)

Information is now available for introductory and specialist courses running in 2018, as well as the Advanced Certificate in NVR practice, a 10 session course to be held in both London and Cardiff. These courses book up well in advance!

Details on the website.



The PartnershipProjects NVR UK Accreditation Course module represents the highest level of training in NVR practice that we offer; successful completion of this course makes you eligible for professional accreditation as NVR Practitioner (Level III)* by NVR UK, the professional organisation that regulates and accredits NVR practice in the UK **.

The module consists of five practice-based study days as well as independent learning and practice assignments. Only ten participants take part in each course. Each participant brings one carefully prepared ‘case’ to the course – ideally inviting the actual parents to attend. This case will be relevant to the participants’ area of special interest.

For more information or to book a place.

Peter Jakob  –  Rachael Aylmer

*NVR UK ‘NVR Practitioner’ accreditation does not include accreditation as NVR trainer (of professionals) or NVR supervisor.
**Subject to confirmation of the draft accreditation guidelines by members at the 2018 NVR UK annual general meeting.











For those interested in learning more about issues around adoption, including aspects of violence, PAC offer as series of public seminars, training for adoptive parents and carers, and CPD opportunities around the country. These include training in Non Violent Resistance, as well as issues to do with Adoption Disruption, Adolescence and Attachment.

Details of training through 2017/2018 available on the PAC-UK website.

Child to Parent Violence Project 2017 – 2018

Eight week group sessions for adoptive parents are offered through this project, in conjunction with Adoption UK. At the moment this is a pilot project, funded by the DfE, available to families within Bradford, Hartlepool and London. Individual one to one sessions are also available for those needing more intensive support, or unable to attend a group.

Full details about the services available through this project can be found on the PAC website.



Adoption UK offer a full programme of training events for families, including the use of Non Violent Resistance, and a workshop called Above and Beyond, details here.

The training schedule for 2017 is available on their website.

Please also see the PAC-UK listing for details of the joint PAC / Adoption UK Child to Parent Violence Project 2017 – 2018.

Funding has recently been secured to provide workshops for families in Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

NVR training for social workers and adopters coming up on 4th June in South Wales, and 22nd November in North Wales.



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Sarah Fisher is a trainer, NVR Practitioner, and adoptive parent who offers NVR training for parents and professionals.  Sarah offers both face to face and online courses with weekly calls.

Further details are available on her website.





The Centre for Adoption Support offers workshops on Child to Parent Violence, for adoptive families managing physical and verbal aggression at home.

See the newsletter, available via the website, for more information.



The New Authority Network International has been established by a team of NVR practitioners at Schneider Children’s Medical Centre of Israel, to promote the advancement of ideas and to provide a space for professionals to connect and share knowledge about NVR and New Authority. They offer a programme of conferences and training days, around the world, led by the team.

You will find more information and full details of the training on the NANI website.
























The NVR Practitioners Consortium website offers lists of practitioners, as well as details of upcoming courses.

The next 3 day NVR Foundation Training for Professionals will be in Hornsey Rise, London, September 13th – 15th. Further details here.





The National Association of Therapeutic Parents, based in Gloucestershire, works with both parents and professionals to promote better outcomes for children who have experienced early trauma. They offer a range of training courses and events around the country.



Yvonne Newbold and Mark Brown are offering a series of training days in London (and now elsewhere) looking at Autism and Learning Disability Behaviour Help.  

Yvonne’s session, How to Reduce Violent and Challenging Behaviour in SEND Children, provides very practical guidance in this difficult area. Yvonne makes a clear distinction between child to parent violence and violent challenging behaviour, but many of these issues will resonate with families where there is significant overlap.

Further details and booking through Eventbrite.




Break4Change, one of the original providers of a specific support programme in Britain, now offer training opportunities for those wanting to know more about Adolescent to Parent Violence. Both a half-day Basic Awareness, and a one-day Introduction training course are available.





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