Events & Training

On this page you will find listings for organisations offering training packages around the issue of child / adolescent to parent violence and abuse, as well as one-off training events and conferences. Some of these will be aimed at a specific community, whether geographic (please check for country!) or professional; or family composition or circumstances. Some are more suitable for practitioners, and some for families themselves. Some are open to all. You might be looking for a brief introduction awareness-raising session, or for facilitator training for a particular programme. Much of what is offered is available online, but there is an increasing return to face-to-face training aswell.



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We’re holding a range of events over the next few months to raise awareness of the impact of Childhood Challenging Violent and Aggressive Behaviour. ‘Living with CCVAB’ ‘Supporting Families living with CCVAB’

Details and booking for events through May, June and July can be found here. 


FOURTH National NVR UK Conference: July 1st 

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Details and booking here


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Register here for the next NVRnorthampton NVR – ‘Beginner’s Mind’ group.  No prior knowledge of NVR is necessary, just curiosity and willingness to explore a new way of approaching troubling behaviours.


Introducing The No Matter What, a group of professionals experienced in foster care, adoption, social work, residential care and therapeutic practice established by author and therapeutic parent Sally Donovan. TNMW are running affordable webinars and events on a range of topics likely to appeal to those offering, or promoting, Therapeutic Parenting.


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Silenced offers a range of training events for professionals, all online. More details on the website. 



The NVR Practitioners Consortium website offers lists of practitioners, as well as details of upcoming courses.

Currently there are monthly introduction sessions running for parents and carers, with details here and booking on Eventbrite.


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.

See the NVRIreland website for more details of training opportunities.



A TRAINING PACKAGE FROM AVA (Against Violence and Abuse)

As a response to the pandemic, AVA have taken many of their training courses online, including a number of different modules regarding child to parent violence and abuse. As well as a basic introductory webinar there is now an interactive half-day training session. Full details of training, including dates, content and pricing structure, are available on the website.


Respect offer a number of  separate training packages regarding young people’s violence.

RYPP* IMPLEMENTATION TRAINING: The package includes 4 days training delivered by our team at a venue of your choice. The delivery manual for family, parent and young people’s sessions, as well as guidance in relation to implementation, referrals, case and risk management and video materials.

EARLY RESPONSE TO CAPVA** (ASK AND ACT): This is a one-day training course for up to 25 frontline staff who work with families experiencing CAPVA where they may not meet the criteria for the RYPP.
This training course provides practitioners with an increased ability to recognise Child and Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse, to understand the dynamic involved and provide practical tools to enable practitioners to support the families they are working with.

TRAINING FOR POLICE OFFICERS RESPONDING TO CAPVA: This session is designed to support police officers to explore their perception of CAPVA, understand the risks and look at a range of policing responses that have proved effective in responding to this increasing common form of domestic abuse.  This is ½ day training for around 30 officers per session.
The Early Response and Police training can be adapted to include local data, case studies or reference to local incidents if appropriate and provided in advance to our training team.

For further information about any of Respects Young People’s Services please contact … or

* RYPP = Respect Young People’s Programme

** CAPVA = Child and adolescent to parent violence and abuse


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 are the UK approved trainers for the Multi-Agency Three-Day Facilitator Training course for the WHO’S IN CHARGE? parent support programme.

Who’s in Charge? offers training for professionals, nationally and internationally, who wish to facilitate the programme in their local area and support parents. The 3-day intensive training programme runs face to face and online.  It is offered as open training, or can be commissioned by individual agencies. 

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.


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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Whilst we would always advocate attending our Non Violent Resistance (NVR) training face to face when possible – sometimes, as we have all discovered over the past year, it is just not possible.  In response to the current situation we have spent a lot of time recreating, developing and perfecting all our trainings & workshops so that they can be delivered to the highest possible standard online. They are now available remotely via Zoom! 

Numbers of participants on all our courses are still limited so that we can provide the best possible training environment, we also make sure there are lots of comfort breaks as we know virtual learning can be hard work. There are benefits however – no travelling or hotels making it more affordable, plus less time away from home making it easier to fit into your busy schedules.

With this in mind we have decided that there is a case for both online and face to face training going forward. We aim to provide a mix of both online and in-person training once restrictions are lifted.

You will find a full list of all the training offered by Partnership Projects on their website.


Amity Relationship Solutions offer a half day training session to support the frontline workforce to recognise child to parent violence and abuse (also known as adolescent parent violence, child on parent violence) and confidently support parents and practitioners to implement strategies, undertake safety planning and signpost to local agencies.

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Details on their website


Green Moon Training operate in the south east of Ireland. 

They offer a two-day training package in Non-Violent Resistance for practitioners working with families.

On completion of this training, practitioners will have the skills and knowledge to:

  • Demonstrate increased confidence and skill in assessing and responding effectively to child to parent violence and abuse
  • Understand the key concepts and skills of the Non Violent Resistance Intervention model
  • Relate these concepts and skills to their own or to other areas of practice with children and families.
  • Help parents/carers develop skills and confidence in responding to child to parent violence
  • Raise awareness of the nature and extent of child to parent violence, controlling behaviour and reversal of power in families
  • Identify the challenges and the potential for resolution of these challenges in applying NVR principles to practice

For more information contact Emma Ryan here.


NVR INNOVATIONS, a Southampton based service, offers training to both practitioners and parents in the use of Non-Violent Resistance. This includes courses at Level 1, 2 and 3 and the opportunity to join evening training sessions for those in full time work. More details on their website.



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 2020/2021 available on the PAC-UK website.

Full details about the services available can be found here.


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


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Adoption UK Cymru offer training around challenging behaviour and child to parent violence, based on Non-Violent Resistance, for families Wales. Details  here and via Eventbrite


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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.


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PEGS (Parental Education Growth Support) offers child to parent awareness training and also a programme for Safeguarding Leads and managers, highlighting responsibilities as well as discussing policies and procedures. More information on their website.


Marilyn Hawes, of Freedom from Abuse, offers a series of training programmes about relationships and abuse to both adults and young people. Most of this work is directed at schools, but she has addressed sports clubs, businesses, police forces, and early years work with information that helps identify abuse and keep families and children safe. Her programmes now include “Devil in Disguise or Unresolved Trauma”, moving away from a blaming approach and unpacking issues that can be found behind child to parent violence. Contact Marilyn for more information and to make a booking.


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 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.


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A series of webinars for parents and professionals about extreme behaviour in children with additional needs. 

16 separate sessions are available including:  

  • How to reduce extreme behaviour in SEND children
  • Understanding childhood controlling behaviour and how to address it
  • How to help a demand avoidant child cope better with life
  • Understanding anxiety and how to reduce it in both you and your child
  • Additional needs, the teenage years & how to navigate extreme behaviour

Further details about these training sessions, 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. In addition to the basic awareness, the one-day training course will offer strategies for professionals working with families. 

For more information, please email:

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