Discover Connective Parenting NVR

Level 3 Award in
Connective Parenting NVR




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Are you looking for non-violent resistance (NVR) training for professionals?

This NVR training provides more than pure NVR and offers you a qualification. 

Based on the principles of NVR, Connective Parenting NVR is a therapeutic approach which draws on other aspects of child development and so supports parents in the most holistic way possible. We don’t focus on short term ‘quick fixes’ but longer-term solutions that empower parents and help bring around long-term change.

Develop your professional experience and boost your CPD.

Learn how parents can:

  • raise their presence and increase their connection with their child
  • create a strong support network around their family
  • resist challenging behaviours
  • de-escalate escalating situations.


LEVELLevel 3 Connective Parenting NVR

Our next course starts in April 2024

Module 1: 23rd, 24th April + 1st May 2024
Module 2: 17th + 18th July 2024
Module 3: 3rd, 8th + 16th October 2024
Module 4: 21st + 22nd January 2025

TIMES10 full days over 9 months
LOCATIONOnline via Zoom

“The Level 3 qualification has given me the confidence to deliver group work and 1-1 support for families.

I completed the Level 3 course in April 2022 and have been using it within my workplace ever since.

It has transformed how I support parents to bring about positive changes for a calmer household. The basic NVR principles allow parents to find what works for them, whilst giving me a framework to coach them with.

The addition of specialist trainers in sensory occupational therapy, child mental health and NVR within schools was also really useful to expand my knowledge about how to support families within a wider context of their child’s needs. 

Having delivered different parenting programs as a Social Worker, I would encourage professionals to look at Connective Parenting NVR as a priority for those parents willing to commit to doing things differently.

NVR Practitioner, Level 3 course attendee 2022

Who this training is for

The course is for those who work with families in a professional capacity, whether you work within a school or private practice or you’re employed as a:

    • Support Worker
    • Social Worker
    • Therapist
    • Psychologist

There are no pre-requisites to attending the course.

Why do this training now?

The course includes our popular foundation (Level 1) training and includes Level 2 practice as well.

Not only that, we’re looking at other aspects of child development and so you can include that within the approach and offer families a broader support. Connective Parenting NVR empowers parents and helps create independency, potentially reducing the need for support over the longer term.

The course is led by specialists in their field bringing a unique combination of both lived and professional experience.

How the course is structured

In all there are 10 days of training with further work required between sessions. A total of 120 hours of learning is required, with approximately 70 of those outside of the training days at times that suit you.

“Cannot recommend this course enough!

It’s taught me so much! Covers everything – NVR, trauma, attachment, mental health, sensory needs, school. It’s helped me professionally and as a parent and as I am bringing all my knowledge together for the final summary of work, I am realising how embedded connective parenting has become in our home and in the families I work with.”

“This course has been a very valuable addition to my learning and my practice.

As an NVR coach, working 121 with parents and with groups, I am constantly presented with an extraordinary number of different challenges that parents face with their children, whether these are as a result of past trauma, complex attachments or from neurodiversity, or indeed all three. I believe that in order to provide the best possible outcomes for parents, a detailed understanding of these complex needs is essential.”

What we’ll cover

Module 1

All about NVR

You’ll learn about the approach, the theory behind it and the how to share it with parents and carers. This is our popular Foundation training course for professionals.

Duration: 3 Days

Module 2

Trauma & Attachment

We’ll talk about the different types of trauma, including developmental trauma and how it can impact parents and carers as well. On day 2 we look at attachment styles and how they can impact on behaviours and relationships.

Duration: 2 Days

Module 3

Connective Parenting

We look at working with schools and thinking about the NVR approach, how sensory development delays can impact on emotional development and thinking about how we can support children’s mental health.

Duration: 3 Days

Module 4

Sharing Your Learning

This is the final 2 days and you’ll be sharing your learning from the course, in the form of a presentation

Duration: 2 Days

How much time will it take?

In all there are 10 days of training with further work required between sessions. A total of 120 hours of learning is required, with approximately 70 of those outside of the training days at times that suit you.

Can I use my sessions with families?

If you are currently working with families, you will be able to use your sessions with them (assuming appropriate to do so and permission is granted) as part of the required assessments.

Course materials

You’ll receive notes for each module of the course and a copy of the book Connective Parenting by Sarah Fisher

The cost for the 3-day course plus ongoing support is

£1,950 + VAT

The cost includes

  • All the training days
  • Registration with the NCFE
  • Your certificate on passing the course
  • Access to our online learning zone for course participants
  • ... and on completion you can proudly share that you are ‘Connective Parenting NVR Trained’
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The qualification

Our qualification has been developed to meet the specific needs of our learners and is dual accredited by the ACCPH, a leading professional body, and by the NCFE as a Customised Qualification. We have benchmarked the qualification’s learning outcomes and assessment criteria at Level 3 (using the framework’s level descriptors) to allow you to demonstrate the difficulty and depth of study.

On completion of the course, learners will receive a certificate of achievement. The certificate is evidence of the knowledge and skills gained by completing the qualification.

Got some questions?

For further details or to enquire about adapting the course to your setting, please contact Sarah Fisher on the number below or fill out the form and we’ll be right back to you.

  • Call 07817 544707

This three day programme also acts as Module 1 in my Level 3 Award in Connective Parenting NVR.

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