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


Children who Display Challenging, Violent or Aggressive Behaviour, a half-day training event from CEL&T


This is a 3 hour Certificated CPD training and discussion seminar/ workshop which includes why children and young people display CCVAB, families that might experience CCVAB, the age of children who can display CCVAB and how can we support/ live with children who display CCVAB through self-resilience.

There will be opportunity for discussion and evaluating options available to support families and children.

All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance (CEL&T are members of CPD UK).

Regular dates throughout the north east.

Tickets still available for North Tyneside on December 3rd. Further dates to be announced from February 2019




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.



Kelly Cox presents a half-day introduction to NVR for foster carers primarily, and others working with challenging teens.


Tuesday January 15th 2019, Baglan, South Wales.

More information and booking via Eventbrite


TOWARDS TRAUMA-INFORMED PRACTICE, a conference organised by NVR Northampton and Judith Staff Consultancy: January 23rd, Northampton.


Details and booking here




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.”

BOOKING OPEN FOR THIS TRAINING EVENT ON NOVEMBER 22nd 2018. The course will then not run again until 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.

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 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.

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





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.


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

Proposals for workshop presentations are invited, on the theme of NVR: Developments and Innovations – sharing inspiring, creating.

Email your interest to



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 introductory and specialist courses running in 2019, These courses book up well in advance!

Details here for Leeds, and elsewhere 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 2018/2019 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 2018 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 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 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.

November and December in London here

December 8th in London here



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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