Non-Violent Resistance online course – starting 23 January


12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Type

Seven-week online course, plus 1:1 sessions and a review meeting, via Zoom

Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) is a simple and non-physical empowering method for families to connect with children of any age, with the aim to support parents who might be starting to see challenging behaviour. Gill M Tree, NVR Trainer and Mentor, supported by Tyler-Ashleigh Brint from Adopt South West, will be running this virtual course.

  • Tuesday 23 January 2024 (breaks for school holidays) to Tuesday 16 April 2024
  • 12:30pm to 2:30pm
  • Includes seven two-hour sessions in a small group and each family will have four 1:1 one-hour online mentoring sessions
  • Eligible for funding from your Adoption Support Fund
  • Please book by Wednesday 22 November: Note we have a short deadline for Adopt South West to complete all relevant paperwork to book adopters onto this course, if we are unable to complete it we will add your name onto a waiting list for the next course.
NVR 5 Content 12.30-2.30pm Date group 5
Week 1 Group session 1 23 January 2024
Week 2 Group session 2 30 January 24
Week 3 Individual 1:1s (no group work) Week beg 6 February 24
Half-term week beg 12 feb
Week 4 Group session 3 20 Feb 24
Week 5 Group session 4 27 February 24
Week 6 Individual 1:1s (no group work) Week beg 4 March 24
Week 7 Group session 5 12 March 24
Week 8 Individual 1:1s (no group work) Week beg 19 March
Week 9 Group session 6 26 March 24
Week 10 Individual 1:1s (no group work) To decide with each family
Week 11 Review meeting 4 to 5 weeks later 16 April 24

The unique programme, NVR combined with neurolinguistic programming, and stress management, will teach you to:

  • de-escalate conflict during emotionally charged incidents
  • prioritise problematic behaviours with a view to changing them
  • break the ‘seal of silence’, overcome your isolation and develop support networks within your community
  • raise your authority through organised protests
  • repair your relationship through reconciliation gestures, repair and relationship-based play
  • desist in engaging with the behaviour, to disrupt the learnt and patterned negative behaviour of your child
  • ensure extreme self-care, practice self -regulation and meet your own needs
  • develop reflective forms of communication and non-verbal communication
  • apply the NVR approach to discipline and natural consequences
  • apply NVR principles in a trauma-informed manner

How to book: To register your interest, please email us:
Please include your children’s names, their date of birth, the named social worker, telephone number and confirmation of your email address.

Further courses in 2024

The dates are not confirmed. Spaces are limited so we will take bookings on a first come first served basis.

  • Non-Violent Resistance (NVR6) 
  • Tuesdays, 23 April to 3 September 2024 (breaks for school holidays)
  • 12:30pm to 2:30pm


The course will be paid for by the Adoption Support Fund, and the cost will be deducted from your child’s Annual Fair Access Limit.