What an incredible few days together.

“What an incredible few days together – it was such a privilege listening
to the inspirational presentations from everyone. It was wonderful to spend
time together immersed in NVR thinking”.

Ruth Eden, Family and Systemic Psychotherapist.
Warwickshire County Council

“I never fail to be amazed with the inspiration and motivation gained on PartnershipProjects courses.

“I never fail to be amazed with the inspiration and motivation gained on
PartnershipProjects courses. Thank you for sharing ideas and passion with me
and for inspiring me continuously”.  

Kim Higgins
Team Manager Warwickshire County Council

I am the go to NVR worker due to this comprehensive training program

Oliver Nash
; Family Worker; Family Solutions; Essex County Council

Your training style was very engaging, and you had a lot of patience with the group.

Hi, this is Caroline from the training. Wanted to feedback that it was fantastic training, I feel inspired to change my own parenting as well as empowering other adoptive parents to develop their own NV

Caroline Stirk - Adoption Social Worker

The course was brilliant

The course was brilliant thank you – we all absolutely love it, learnt so much and have come back to work feeling all inspired!
Best wishes.

Ruth Eden
Family & Systemic Psychotherapist

Anonymous, Netherlands

I wanted to thank you for the two days of training in the Netherlands.


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

Chan Singh

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

Dr Diana Alvis Palma - Consultant Family Therapist
Birmingham CAMHS

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

Kerry Shoesmith

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

A Parent

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Non Violent Resistance (NVR) is an innovative systemic therapy, which has been developed to target aggressive, controlling, harmful and self-destructive behaviour in young people (Omer, 2001, 2004). We have been the first to use this approach in Britain (Jakob, 2006), and have adapted it to families involved with Social Services (Jakob, 2013) and for looked after children (Jakob, 2011).

In most cases, this intensive intervention lasts for approximately three to four months, though it may be necessary to provide longer interventions for multi-stressed families, looked-after children, and/or where there have been histories of child abuse and complex attachment insecurity. High efficacy and very low drop-out rates make this an efficient and cost-saving approach, which can prevent family breakdown or facilitate the rehabilitation of looked after children back into their families.

NVR is increasingly being used for anxiety disorders in hard to reach young people (Lebowitz & Omer, 2013). Approximately 30% of children and young people with avoidant problems do not engage sufficiently or cooperate in therapy. This group is especially at risk of serious self-harm over their life span; by working with the family environment and developing a support network around the family, it becomes possible to help these young people, even if they do not physically attend CAMHS.

A variety of other difficulties involving harmful behaviour, whether directed at others or oneself, are now being responded to effectively with methods drawn from NVR, including internet addiction, eating disorders, adult entitled dependency (often in conjunction with severe and enduring mental health problems), gang involvement, and domestic violence.

The work using nonviolent principles and methods spans family, community and school. Increasingly, projects support New Authority work in schools and in the community (Omer 2011).

Though this is an innovative approach which has been developed in the course of the past 15 years, NVR already has a growing evidence base, with 3 RCTs demonstrating its efficacy (Weinblatt & Omer, 2008; Ollefs et.al., 2009; Lavi-Levavi, 2010). A fourth RCT on NVR with looked after children is just been completed, showing very good results (van Holen, in preparation).

PartnershipProjects offers basic level and advanced training in NVR as well as clinical supervision, and provides clinics in London, The Midlands, Hampshire, Kent, Bristol and Sussex.