Events & Training

COVID19

It seems likely that many, if not all, of the conferences scheduled over the next few months will be cancelled. While people continue to send me details of events I will continue to post them, but please do check if they will go ahead before booking. You should contact the organisers direct. I regret that I am unable to answer these sorts of questions. 

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Over the next months I am speaking at a number of universities about child to parent violence, and about my book. These are evening seminars, arranged by the university for students, colleagues, local practitioners and other interested people. They are generally advertised on Eventbrite. 

I will make dates available on here as they are confirmed.

 

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ABUSE, VIOLENCE AND TRAUMA CONFERENCE,  MAY 21st 2020, UNIVERSITY OF CUMBRIA

Call for papers and invitation to register see poster below. Please note that you will need to click HERE for more information and to register.

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS CONFERENCE HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED TO DECEMBER 10 – 12 2020. “Debido a la situación de emergencia sanitaria por la propagación del COVID-19, desde el Comité Organizador del #CongresoVFP2020 comunicamos el aplazamiento del mismo, que tendrá lugar del 10 al 12 de diciembre de 2020 en el Centre Cultural La Nau de València.”

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WHO’S IN CHARGE? FACILITATOR TRAINING

 

The next 3-day training course will be in London from June 3rd to 5th.

Information and booking here

 

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Understanding Childhood Challenging Violent or Aggressive Behaviour, London, June 12th 2020

A full day conference brought to you by CEL&T: What its like to experience CCVAB as a family, supporting families in school, through social work and family support, and using NVR.

More information and booking here

 

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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.

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

 

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CHILD TO PARENT VIOLENCE AND ABUSE / NVR (IRELAND)

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

These include a new Postgraduate Certificate in NVR through the University of Ireland, Galway, starting in March.

See the CPVIreland website for more details of training opportunities.

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A TRAINING PACKAGE FROM AVA (Against Violence and Abuse)

 

PERSPECTIVES ON CHILD TO PARENT/CARER VIOLENCE

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.”

 

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Respect offer a number of  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 PEOPLE’S VIOLENCE IN CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS is a five day course to train participants in the use of the Respect toolkit.

 

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

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

A new course has just been added: EARLY RESPONSE TO ADOLESCENT TO PARENT VIOLENCE AND ABUSE.  This training course will provide practitioners with an increased ability to recognise Child/Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse and understand the dynamics involved. Practitioners will take away practical tools to support the families they are working with.

The first date for this course is April 23rd, in London. Details and booking here.

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Adfam offer a one-day training course for practitioners working with families affected by substance use, to bring about a greater understanding of how children (including adult children) with drug or alcohol problems can go on to use violence and abuse against their parents. See the website for more information, and to commission a course.

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Cathy Press and Carole Baker offer a Multi-Agency Three Day Facilitator Training course for the WHO’S IN CHARGE? parent support programme.

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,  about the Who’s in Charge? programme and about training opportunities.

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.

ON COMPLETION OF THE THREE-DAY FACILITATOR TRAINING PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO RUN THE WHO’S IN CHARGE? PROGRAMME AND WILL GAIN ACCESS TO ALL THE PROGRAMME MATERIALS NEEDED TO RUN THE NINE WEEK PROGRAMME.  THERE ARE NO FURTHER LICENCE FEES, ENABLING PRACTITIONERS TO RUN PROGRAMMES IMMEDIATELY. 

Cost for the training will be £750.00 per person including course handouts, beverages throughout each day and access to the facilitator pack which contains all the materials needed to run the Who’s in Charge? Programme. Lunch is not provided.

THE NEXT THREE DAY FACILITATOR TRAINING WILL BE TAKING PLACE IN LONDON FROM JUNE 3rd TO 5th 2020.

More details of all courses, see the Who’s in Charge? website

 

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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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TRAINING IN NON VIOLENT RESISTANCE

Training dates for 2020 have now been announced!

Partnership Projects offer a programme of introductory and specialist seminars and masterclasses in Non Violent Resistance (NVR) in London and around the country.

Information is now available for all introductory and specialist courses running in 2020, These courses book up well in advance!

 

CERTIFICATE COURSE: (Foundation level with or without supervision, and Advanced level) Details here.  Booking for the Bristol course is advised as soon as possible as spaces are filling up! (28th, 29th, 30th April and 3rd June at The Engineers House in Bristol.)

SUPERVISOR TRAINING: (NVR-informed clinical supervision) Details here

INTRODUCTION TO NVR: (see below) Details here

 

If you can answer YES to any of the above questions then our brand new FULL DAY INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP is right for you.

Don’t wait too long to book as places are strictly limited.

This workshop / presentation is tailored to professionals in local authorities, mental health and the independent sectors. Parents who wish to work in a voluntary capacity in NVR, e.g. by supporting other parents as mentors, are welcome to attend but should be aware of the professional nature of the workshop.

NVR TEACHER COACHING MODULE: A new initiative for teachers and support staff. Details here.

ONLINE SEMINARS FOR PARENTS / CARERS: In response to demand from parents, this a short course of 6 online seminars. Details here.

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Green Moon Training operate in the south east of Ireland. 

They offer a two-day training package in Non-Violent Resistance for practitioners working with families.

On completion of this training, practitioners will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • Demonstrate increased confidence and skill in assessing and responding effectively to child to parent violence and abuse
  • Understand the key concepts and skills of the Non Violent Resistance Intervention model
  • Relate these concepts and skills to their own or to other areas of practice with children and families.
  • Help parents/carers develop skills and confidence in responding to child to parent violence
  • Raise awareness of the nature and extent of child to parent violence, controlling behaviour and reversal of power in families
  • Identify the challenges and the potential for resolution of these challenges in applying NVR principles to practice

For more information contact Emma Ryan here.

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Phoenix Domestic Abuse Services, based in Blaenau Gwent, offer a range of training options for professionals, including Adolescent to Parent Violence. See the website for more details.

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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 special guardians, and CPD opportunities for professionals around the country. These include training in Non Violent Resistance, as well as issues to do with Adoption Disruption, Adolescence and Attachment.

Training for parents is now offered online as well as in groups.

Details of training through 2019/2020 available on the PAC-UK website.

Full details about the services available can be found here.

 

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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.

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

See here and here for details of the next training days in 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.

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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.

 

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A new organisation, PEGS (Parental Education Growth Support) offers child to parent awareness training and also a programme for Safeguarding Leads and managers, highlighting responsibilities as well as discussing policies and procedures. More information on their website.

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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.

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

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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.

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Yvonne Newbold, Mark Brown and Malcolm Cooper have developed a series of training days 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, and is appropriate for both parents and professionals. 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.

Other workshops address supporting siblings, looking after yourself, and particular issues around puberty. Yvonne is currently exploring online programmes for those who find it difficult to attend in person.

Further details about these training days, and other similar events, can be found on Yvonne’s website and through Eventbrite.

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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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