General References for NVR Practice

  • Jakob, P. (2019). Child-focussed Family Therapy using Nonviolent Resistance: hearing the voice of need in the traumatised child. In E. Heismann, J. Jude & E. Day (eds.): Non-violent resistance innovations in practice. Brighton: Pavillion.
  • 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:
  • 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.

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References for NVR evidence base

      • 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 Unpublished manuscript.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.

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