An Overview of Connective Parenting NVR

Professionals’ Overview

Workshop for Organisations

accredited cpd NVR training course

This workshop shares the ethos, principles and approach of Connective Parenting NVR for those working with families, schools included.

We look at all the aspects of the approach so attendees leave with an overview of how they help families. We can run this for:

  • professionals within an organisation to train teams who work with families
  • education staff as the approach can be adapted to work within a school environment.

By the end of the course you will have an understanding of:

  • Connective Parenting NVR and how it can help families
  • The relational basis of the approach
  • The types of families it can help
LEVELOverview of the Connective Parenting approach for organisations
TIMESOne full-day session or a few sessions
LOCATIONOnline or in-person

‘It was good to get an overview of the approach so I can talk to carers about it.’

Social Worker

Who this training is for

  • All those who work with families
  • Education staff as the approach can be adapted to work within a school environment

Why do this training now?

This overview course looks at this child-focused approach to parenting children who are anxious and may present an angry and aggressive response to those who care for them. Children can have unmet needs which they often cannot express, and this approach looks at meeting those needs whilst also supporting the parents.

We cover all the aspects of the approach so you have an understanding of it all.  This is different to the workshop we run for parents and carers, that focuses on the relational aspects and does not include the announcement and sit in.  This is because from experience many parents only need to use the relational aspects to see significant change within the family.  It is important though that as professionals you are aware of the whole approach.

This introductory course is designed for professionals within an organisation who want an introduction to the Connective Parenting NVR approach.  It is not detailed enough to enable attendees to teach it to parents.  Our Level 1 or 3 courses provide that level of training. 

How the day/course is structured

We can run the course in one full-day session or over a few shorter sessions.  The start and end times are agreed with you, depending on the best time for your staff, but usually 9.30 – 4.30.  The course can be run online or in-person.

Your instructor

The course is run by Sarah Fisher or one of her team.

Why Connective Parenting NVR

The approach is beneficial for all families, not just those experiencing violence and helps parents see how their own behaviours impact family life.

Connective Parenting uses the Non-Violent Resistance approach, which rebuilds the parent-child relationship through de-escalation, acceptance and reconciliation to allow the child’s needs to be met through the love and care of the parent or carer.  

The approach can be used by any parent or carer, irrespective of the child’s needs.  It can work alongside any therapy the child may be having. 

‘the course was very interesting.  I can see how it will really help parents that I support.’

Social Worker

The overview workshop is available to book for your organisation. 

(CPD accredited by ACCPH)

To book this training day for your team, please email training@connectivefamily.com, call 01323 923954 or fill out the enquiry form below.