Events & Training


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.



Friday March 13th: Symposium hosted by The Centre and Family Safety Victoria, in the State Library of Victoria



This event will bring together peak bodies, sector leaders, academics and government stakeholders to better understand the nature of adolescent violence in the home and to build the evidence about approaches that work.

More details soon!




The 2020 Respect Young People’s Services National Event takes place on March 19th in London. Exact details of venue and programme will be confirmed towards the end of the year, but Early Bird tickets are now available!

The annual event covers everything from prevention to targeted interventions, from systems-change to individual change. The 2020 event will look at two systems-change responses:

– addressing Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse with training for frontline staff, police and enhanced identification process through MASH and targeted intervention.

– addressing children’s services staff working with families affected by domestic abuse.

In addition to presentations, there will be a range of workshops on the day. These will be practice-focused and will provide a unique mix of skills and knowledge development for professionals in:

– Youth Offending Services

– Children’s Services

– Family Support

– Violence Reduction

-Domestic Abuse and Education

Booking through Eventbrite 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.




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 February 2020 (here)



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 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.


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 courses, see the Who’s in Charge? 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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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!



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.



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.

Details of training through 2019/2020 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 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.




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, 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.



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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