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.

The next 3 day facilitator training course has been set for 20th – 22nd February 2017 in Thetford, Norfolk. The cost is £499.00 + VAT per person including course handouts and beverages throughout each day. There is an additional charge of £50.00 + VAT for the Who’s in Charge? Facilitator Manual & DVD, which helps  to minimise the costs, when two or more people from the same agency train together. Lunch is not provided.



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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.

The next NVR training days in London are in February.




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.

There is a 1 day workshop on Wednesday 15 February for families with issues of CPV, aggression or controlling behaviour living in Wales. More info:


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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 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.



The Centre for Adoption Support present: Child to Parent Violence

A workshop for parents and professionals, acknowledging the challenges of living with CPV and looking at ways of managing, living with and reducing aggression within the family home.

Warrington, February 7th 2017, 10.30 – 2pm

email for more details or check out the flier on the newsletter to be found on their website.





Funded by Comic Relief, Adfam is running a project working with and supporting adults affected by child to parent abuse perpetrated by a substance misusing child.

Child to parent abuse takes many forms and includes emotional abuse, financial exploitation, death threats, serious physical assaults, destruction of property in the home and social isolation caused by emotional manipulation. When child to parent abuse is combined with substance misuse, victims are often hit by the double shame of these two stigmatised issues, making it harder for them to access support.

The project began in May 2016 and will run for three years. We will develop training and a toolkit of resources to enable those completing the training to become peer support volunteers and in this role to deliver peer support to others affected by child to parent abuse. The peer support volunteers will also help to deliver training to professionals on child to parent abuse. We believe that the best people to support people affected by child to parent abuse are ‘experts by experience’ – those who have experience of the issue themselves.

Upcoming dates of training for the project:

This project builds on Adfam and AVA’s 2012 project ‘Between a rock and a hard place’ which looked at the experiences of parents who were victims of domestic abuse from their substance using children. This in turn had built on Adfam’s previous work on domestic violence.

If you are interested in the project, please read the Project consultation and background for more information or contact Alison Hill.





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.










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