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.





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.

Next course: November 29th in Cheltenham and December 6th in London

         “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 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

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 in Portsmouth, February 26th – 28th 2018. More details and booking form on the Awareness Matters website.




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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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.












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.



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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.



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.


Women’s Aid offer training for professionals on Child to Parent Violence as part of their CPD package.

The next two courses are on October 31st in Bristol, and December 7th in London.

The training will be delivered by Cathy Press.






One day conference in London for all those engaged in supporting adoptive / foster families.

Speakers include Jo Sharpen (AVA), Simon Retford (Greater Manchester Police), Al Coates (Adoptive parent and social worker ), Joe Lettieri (PAARS), Amanda Boorman (The Open Nest), Lee Hollins (Securicare), Sue Hughes (Family Futures) and representatives from We are Family.

Full details and booking here.




This conference will cover a range of topics, and will showcase the various areas of research that CCATS are involved in, specifically:

  • Vicarious trauma in staff
  • Child sexual exploitation
  • Advances in aggression
  • Institutional abuse
  • Deliberate self-injury
  • Fostering
  • Post-traumatic growth

Further details can be found on the CCATS website






More details available on the NVR2018 website.





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