Testimonials

Testimonials

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NVR training’s have been crucial stepping stones.

The NVR training’s (2013 and 2015) have been crucial stepping stones towards the implementation of NVR in Birmingham CAMHS. The training addressed with rigour core NVR concepts and engaged the audience in a dynamic and participative learning context by using… Read more… “NVR training’s have been crucial stepping stones.”

Dr Diana Alvis Palma Consultant Family Therapist
Birmingham CAMHS

Inspired and thoughtful

I have come back to work incredibly inspired and thoughtful about how to embrace this approach into my work place.

Sharon Knights Inclusion Lead
Ocklenge School.

It’s completely changed my life and my children’s lives.

Just wanted to drop you a message to let you know how the NVR is going… It’s going exceptionally well! It’s completely changed my life and my children’s lives. I’ve been practising for almost 3 months now, and the changes… Read more… “It’s completely changed my life and my children’s lives.”

Maddie
A Parent

This is having a positive impact on outcomes

Having commissioned PartnershipProjects to undertake NVR training with our staff, we are now in a position to offer NVR groups to our parents where violence within the family is having a huge impact on family relationships. We are also providing… Read more… “This is having a positive impact on outcomes”

Elaine Simpson
Action for Children

Very experienced, knowledgeable and approachable.

The way PartnershipProjects have assembled the training is great. It shows how much care they have put in and their trainers’ commitment to share this invaluable piece of knowledge is brilliant. All of them are very experienced, knowledgeable and approachable.… Read more… “Very experienced, knowledgeable and approachable.”

Octavio Leon - Family Therapist

Really enjoyed the training. Its something that will stay with me.

Hi Racheal, A huge thanks for the last 3 days-really enjoyed the training. Its something that will stay with me. I am now a follower. You were brilliant and should be proud. not only do you have great hair but… Read more… “Really enjoyed the training. Its something that will stay with me.”

Chan Singh
RISE MUTUAL London

You have given me a new language to talk about important stuff.

Thank you for a great three days. I originally had all week off to be with my three children over half term so was really disappointed the course was this week, but you have made it a wonderful, insightful and… Read more… “You have given me a new language to talk about important stuff.”

Jo King
Walsall Training Participant

Our relationships are stronger and violence including self violence has decreased.

We approached Peter Jakob as a consultant clinical psychologist to support our residential childcare organisation. At the time we knew nothing about Non Violent Resistance (NVR). The therapeutic approach underpinning our work with young people was and remains Cognitive Behavioural… Read more… “Our relationships are stronger and violence including self violence has decreased.”

Kerry Shoesmith
Anderida

NVR is a highly regarded practice amongst clinicians and parents.

NVR is a highly regarded practice amongst clinicians and parents as per the high number of referrals we receive and the positive feedback from parents. The highest percentage of referrals is for C&YP with a combination of neurodevelopmental, behavioural and… Read more… “NVR is a highly regarded practice amongst clinicians and parents.”

Dr Diana Alvis Palma - Consultant Family Therapist
Birmingham CAMHS

References

General References for NVR Practice

  • Jakob, P. (2018). Multi-stressed families, child violence and the larger system: an adaptation of the nonviolent model. Journal of Family Therapy 40: 25-44.
  • Jakob, P. (2014). Non-violent resistance and ADHD. ADHD in Practice 6/2, pp 7-11.
  • Jakob, P. (2011). Re-connecting parents and young people with serious behaviour problems – child-focused practice and reconciliation work in Non Violent Resistance therapy. New Authority Network International, available at: www.newathority.net
  • Jakob, P., Wilson, J. and Newman, M (2014). Non-violence and a focus on the child: a UK perspective. Context 132, pp. 37-41.
  • Jakob, P. & Shapiro, M. (2014). Overcoming aggression, harm and the dependence trap: Non Violent Resistance in families with a child on the autism spectrum. In G. Jones & E. Hurley: Good autism practice. Autism, happiness and wellbeing. Glasgow: BILD
  • Lebowitz, E.R. & Omer, H. (2013). Treating childhood and adolescent anxiety. A guide for caregivers. Hoboken: Wiley
  • Omer, H. (2004). Nonviolent resistance: A new approach to violent and self-destructive children. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Omer, H. (2011) The new authority: family, school, community.  Cambridge University Press.

References for NVR evidence base

  • Gleniusz, B. (2014). Examining the evidence for the non-violent resistance approach as an effective treatment for adolescents with conduct disorder. Context 132, pp 42-44.
  • Jonkman, C.S, Van der Soet, K, Van Gink, N, Godard, N, Van der Stegen, B. & Lindauer, R.J.L. : The effects of nonviolent resistance in a child and adolescent psychiatric ward setting. Unpublished manuscript.
  • Lavi-Levavi, I. (2010). Improvement in systemic intra- familial variables by “Non- Violent Resistance” treatment for parents of children and adolescents with behavioral problems, PhD dissertation, Tel- Aviv University, Tel Aviv.
  • Newman, M, Fagan, C & Webb, R (2013). The efficacy of non-violent resistance groups in treating aggressive and controlling behaviour in children and young people: a preliminary analysis of pilot NVR groups in Kent. Child and Adolescent Mental Health 19/2, pp 138-141
  • Ollefs, B., Von Schlippe, A., Omer, H., and Kriz, J. (2009) Adolescents showing externalising problem behaviour. Effects of parent coaching (German). Familiendynamik, 3: 256-265.
  • Van Holen, F., Vanderfaellie, J., Omer, H. and Vanschoonlandt, F. (2017). Training in Nonviolent Resistance for Foster Parents: A Randomized Controlled Trial.  Journal of Marital and Family Therapy doi: 10.1111/jmft.12125
  • Van Holen, F., Vanderfaellie, J., & Omer, H. (2016). Adaptation and evaluation of a nonviolent resistance intervention for foster parents: a progress report. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy 42(2): 256-271.
  • Weinblatt, U. & Omer, H. (2008). Non-violent resistance: A treatment for parents of children with acute behaviour problems. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy 34, pp.75-92.

    For a comprehensive NVR bibliography click here.