NVR- Non Violent Resistance

Supporting children who display

Childhood Challenging, Violent or Aggressive Behaviour (CCVAB)

with Mr Al Coates MBE

For more information contact: celandt@celandt.org


Please contact Mr Al Coates to discuss costs and availability

Which Course


  1. for parent/ carers

  2. for Professionals supporting families


Living with CCVAB is difficult, families can feel frustrated or alone- we offer our courses for families so they are with other families living in the same situation. 


We offer a separate course for professionals, to help develop their understanding as CPD  

What is NVR and how might this help

Building on our work researching Childhood Challenging, Violent or Aggressive Behaviour and working with/ supporting families living with CCVAB we appreciate the need for helping families to find strategies they can use to de-escalate CCVAB and rebuild family connections and relationships.

Whilst the NVR approach began in civil right movements it has been adopted and developed to help families cope with Childhood Challenging, Violent or Aggressive Behaviour. NVR success is based in research studies to date and has helped support all types families who live with CCVAB for a variety of reasons. NVR has proved significantly successful for adoptive and foster care families as well as those providing Kinship care. The purpose of Non Violent Resistance is to identify ways in which parents/ carers and additional family members can work with the child displaying CCVAB in a way that supports the child and help de-escalate situations leading to CCVAB episodes. 

Some Children's Services have supported families to attend NVR training where CCVAB is displayed, for example adopter or foster care families. If you feel you would benefit from attending training please discuss this with your family support team if relevant  

For some children previous experiences of ACEs inform their behaviour whilst for other children a diagnosis of SEND may limit their ability to discuss their feelings. Our training recognises these situations and helps support parents and carers living with CCVAB. 

Whilst the focus of the course is NVR training we also understand their is no one size fits all strategy, we will include resilience building for those attending as we recognise living with CCVAb is challenging for all involved in the family home; particularly siblings. Non Violent Resistance is a way of working with parents and their support network in a very specific way. It looks at the model of escalation processes between parents and child and ways for managing this in order to reduce CCVAB.

Children's Emotional Language and Thinking Ltd

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Company Address: 27 Piper Road, Ovingham, Prudhoe, Northumberland, NE426AY

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