Events and Training


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 partnership with RESPECT.

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: April 12th, in London




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.

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.



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

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 2016/2017 available on the PAC website.




Adoption UK offer a full programme of training events for families, including the use of Non Violent Resistance.

The training schedule for 2017 is available on their website.



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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 website for more information.








The University of Sunderland have developed a programme of online CPD modules for those interested in understanding more about “children who have experienced loss and trauma”. You can learn more about the modules here. The programme is accessible across the world, and is being added to all the time. From July 2016 it includes a module on child to parent violence.



How to Help and Support Children with Violent Challenging Behaviour



For Families of hard-to-manage children with Autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities or Emotional Issues. Professionals welcome too.

For full details and booking, see Eventbrite.

Organised and Hosted by Yvonne Newbold, in Partnership with The Patient Network Experience

  • Does your child ever hurt you?
  • Do you feel unable to cope with your child’s behaviours?
  • Do you feel alone and unsupported, with nowhere to turn for help?
  • Are you frightened about their future?
  • Are you reluctant to talk about it in case other people blame you?

Please join us to share our experiences together, to meet others going through the same difficulties, and to learn from experts in this field about why our children behave as they do and what we can do to help our families.






21st April 2017, in Sudbury, Suffolk.


Workshops are appropriate for multi-agency practitioners and professionals including those working for statutory and voluntary organisations, whose role involves working with/supporting victims, children and families. Workshops will include the use of a powerpoint, presentation, DVD, case studies, group discussion and self-reflection and each participant will receive a comprehensive pack with notes to accompany the training, which can be used for future reference.

See website for booking details.








The next UK NVR conference will take place in London on Friday the 23rd of June 2017.

Our theme will focus on the role of non violent resistance in raising community presence in the UK and aboard.

To see the full agenda for the day please click the link  Conference Flier

Tickets cost £80 per person and are available through Eventbrite here.






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