Introduction to NVR


Non Violent Resistance (NVR) is an innovative form of systemic family therapy, which has been developed for aggressive, violent, controlling and self-destructive behaviour in young people. We have been the first to use this approach in Britain, and have adapted it to families involved with Social Services, and for Looked After Children.*

High efficacy and very low drop-out rates make this a very efficient and cost-saving approach for CAMHS clinicians and professionals in Social Services or the independent sector. Working with NVR can help prevent family breakdown or foster placement breakdown.

PartnershipProjects offers foundation level and advanced training in NVR as well as clinical supervision.

* Jakob, P : Peace Dividend. Community Care, June, 32-33 / Jakob, P. (2006): Bringing non-violent resistance to Britain. Context, 84, 36-38

Information on NVR

NVR flyer

What is NVR? Flyer

Increasingly, professionals in child mental health found that traditional therapies were ineffective for dealing with serious behaviour problems in children and young people, such as aggression and violence, running away, truanting, stealing, drug-taking, criminal involvement and putting themselves at serious risk in dangerous environments outside the family home.

Context Magazine April 2014

Context Magazine April 2014

Context, the magazine for family therapy and systemic practice, covers news and views on issues of concern to all professional groups working with children and families in a therapeutic environment.

It dedicated it’s April 2014 issue to Non Violent Resistance. Many of our associates contributed to its content.

The bibliographical list of NVR and New Authority

The NVR and New Authority Bibliography

This reference list has been compiled by Prof. Frank Van Holen, Director of hulpverleningsbeleid and BIGV.