Introduction to NVR – Online



£75 + VAT = £90


  • 2022 Autumn – Weds 14th Sept



10am to 4pm





Practitioners Introduction to NVR Day – Online 


In this Introduction Day we will look at the concept and core principles of the Non Violent Resistance (NVR) approach and how it can support change in family and other adult / child relationships.

We ask:

  • Which families would benefit from NVR?
  • What does an NVR Intervention usually look like in terms of timescales, etc?
  • What are the professionals expectations of outcomes and change for families who are accessing NVR?
  • What do families and professionals who have used the approach have to say about it?
  • What can practitioners do to support families in the NVR work?
  • What does NVR look like within your organisation and how can your organisation fully support NVR as a sustainable model?
  • Can your organisation work with families individually or within a group setting?

While NVR is probably best known for working with families / caregivers of young people with externalising behaviours, most notably aggression and violence, it is also increasingly being used where young people show high levels of internalising / controlling behaviours such as those with anxiety disorders (Lebowitz & Omer, 2013), addictions, eating disorders, and Adult Entrenched Dependency (AED).  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.

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

NVR is an innovative approach which has been developed since 1995. There is an increasing body of evidence to support new areas of practice, though there is still a need for further Randomised Control Trials (RCT) (Omer & Lebowitz, 2016).

Following on from the introductory day, practitioners can go on to access training in using NVR. PartnershipProjects deliver Foundation Level and Advanced Level training in NVR which can lead to practitioners gaining their Certificate in NVR Practice, after fulfilling the coursework requirements. Finally, practitioners can apply for their Accreditation and membership of the NVR Association (NVRA).

PartnershipProjects also deliver Group Hybrid Training for practitioners who have completed their Foundation Training, and who wish to develop their own bespoke parent group sessions within their organisation.

We strongly recommend organisations / local authorities who undertake training invest in supervision, inititally, perhaps with an external NVR Accredited practitioner and then by supporting staff to progress through the different levels of training to complete their Supervisors Training, therefore creating a sustainable NVR service within their organisation.


This workshop / presentation is tailored to professionals in local authorities, mental health and the independent sectors. Parents who wish to work in a voluntary capacity in NVR, e.g. by supporting other parents as mentors, are welcome to attend but should be aware of the professional nature of the workshop.