Events & Training



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.




SAFE! Conference: Interrupted Childhood, Exploring Young Experiences of Domestic Abuse

Monday 17th June, 9.30 – 4pm at Oxford Town Hall.

Speakers and workshop leaders include Luke Hart, Rachel Condry, Sarah Learmouth, Nicola Bowes, Dr Carmen Chan, Alice Brown and Ruth Donaldson, Kathryn Rowsell and Janice Nicholls.

More information and booking available here.




A full day training on Child-parent abuse and substance use, Leeds Wednesday 10th July.

This event, kindly supported by Comic Relief, is for any practitioner any practitioner who works with families affected by substance use in their everyday work who wishes to gain a greater understanding of how children (including adult children) with drug or alcohol problems can be abusive towards their parents.

More information and booking details on Eventbrite.



A one-day introduction to NVR, 7th September in Northampton.

This is a workshop for anyone who lives with or works with violent and destructive young people who do not respond to traditional reward and punishment/behaviour modification approaches – Parents (Biological, Step, Adoptive and Foster) and Professionals (Mental Health Professionals, Teachers, Social Care Professionals and Youth Service Professionals).

More details here.



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.





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.”

 This course will run next in November 2019



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.

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

Next ONE DAY course on Adolescent to Parent Violence: June 19th, in London.

Next FIVE DAY course: 13th – 17th May, in London.

For more details see the Respect website and Eventbrite.

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 (




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.



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.

Dates have been fixed for Facilitator Training around the country in February, June, September and November 2019.


Cost for the training will be £650.00 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.

Glasgow: 19th – 21st June 2019

London: 25th – 27th September 2019

Bolton: 20th – 22nd November 2019

More details of all of these, and booking form, on the Who’s in Charge? website



The Third National NVR UK conference will be taking place on 28th June 2019, in Southampton. 

Developments and Innovations!

Keynote speakers include Peter Jakob, Elisabeth Heismann, Julia Judd and Liz Day. Booking via Eventbrite.




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 dates for 2019 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 2019, These courses book up well in advance!

Details here for London in September.

Details here for Brighton on June 15th.




If you can answer YES to any of the above questions then our brand new FULL DAY INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP is right for you. We will be running these just twice a year in London. We even provide full catering as part of the price which is just £62.50 per person + VAT!

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

14th September 2019

Elm Grove Conference Centre
Roehampton Lane
SW15 5PH 

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.





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.











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. (Next sessions start September and October 2019)

Details of training through 2018/2019 available on the PAC-UK website.

Full details about the services available can be found here.



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 for details of the next training day in SouthWales.



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