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

I am the go to NVR worker due to
this comprehensive training program. It has furthered my desire to use NVR
within my everyday practise.

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

Sharon Knights

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

Dr Diana Alvis Palma

NVR training’s have been crucial stepping stones towards the implementation of NVR in Birmingham CAMHS.

Dr Diana Alvis Palma
Consultant Family Therapist Birmingham CAMHS

Anonymous, Netherlands

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


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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.newauthority.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.

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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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For a comprehensive NVR bibliography click here.