NVR- Non Violent Resistance
Supporting children who display
Childhood Challenging, Violent or Aggressive Behaviour (CCVAB)
with Mr Al Coates MBE
For more information contact: or
Half day sessions focusing on NVR training
£25 half day for families
£40 half day for professionals (includes certificate of attendance from CPD UK)
Full day sessions focus on NVR training and Resilience building
£50 full day for families
£80 full day for professionals-
Full day PROFESSIONALS ONLY: includes full access to CCVAB online course accredited by CPD UK, that can provide a further 8 hours accredited CPD if completed and submitted
Details of course dates and for booking click here
for parent/ carers
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.