Non-Violent Resistance

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Norwood has adapted the way it is delivering its Children and Family Services and is continuing to provide support to our valued service users and Jewish families, schools and children. To find out more please get in touch by calling 020 8809 8809 and a member of our team will contact you as soon as we can.

This is an approach for overcoming problematic behaviour that was originally developed to address serious behaviour problems in young people, and is now also being utilised in many different areas. The independent outcome studies carried out so far has shown it to be effective for reducing childhood violence and aggression, improved relationships within the family, as well as increasing parents’ confidence levels and improving parental mental health.

The purposes of NVR is to help parents develop a positive form of authority, develop effective, non-punitive strategies of addressing the young person’s controlling behaviour without escalation, restore a sense of balance in the family, and improve family relationships.

NVR is considered to be a stable alternative to violent conflict and often unproductive attempts at verbal persuasion.

Norwood is delighted to offer a NVR course for parents.

The course will focus on how you can learn to better manage your child’s behaviour and improve relationships and communication between family members. It offers practical tools, whilst recognising the unique difficulties children with special needs might have.

The focus is on improving parents’ responses to behaviours and empowering you to feel confident in your actions. The course covers a range of behaviours and ages, including challenging behaviours and the adolescent years.

During the course of eight sessions we will explore the following issues, from a new angle:

  • Improving the atmosphere and relationship in the family despite the difficulties.
  • De-escalating situations.
  • Prioritising the behaviours that you want to deal with.
  • Managing and expanding your support network.
  • Self care, increasing the amount you look after yourself?

There will also be a session for supporters to attend.

More information

For further information, please contact us on 020 8809 8809 or complete the form and we will reply to your enquiry.