Helping you to support families

Connective Family can give you the tools and resources you need to support parents and carers. Our Connective Parenting NVR framework draws on a wide range of therapeutic models and so can significantly help anyone who works with families, schools included.


The ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists) has accredited Connective Family as a training company.

How Connective Parenting NVR can help you in supporting families, parents and carers

It’s all too easy to focus on the short term. A quick win? Perhaps. Effective? No. Connective Parenting NVR provides a long-term solution that works for all family settings – birth parents, foster carers, adoptive parents, kinship carers. It also works within school and residential settings and any environment supporting young people

Connective Parenting NVR:

  • empowers parents and carers and helps bring around real change
  • potentially reduces the need for support over the long term
  • works in a school setting and so helps children to learn.

The earlier families are introduced to the approach the better – waiting until they are in crisis is harder for everyone.

  • RBe more effective
  • REmpower Parents & Carers
  • RHelp families out of crisis
  • RAccess practical resources
  • RReduce the need for support

Boost your CPD & help more families

Get started using the principles of the Connective Parenting NVR approach with our 3step toolkit, just for professionals.

Step 1

Get support & training in the Network

Working with parents, carers and supporting families as a professional is amazing, but can feel a little lonely at times. Sometimes you might need a bit of support while you’re busy supporting others. Sometimes you might want to talk to other professionals, ask questions or share your knowledge.

Our professional membership – the Connective Family Professionals’ Network provides that very thing. You don’t have to be NVR trained.

For just £15 per month you’ll have access to:

  • A huge library of online training, tools and resources
  • Monthly supervision with Sarah Fisher or one of her team
  • An online community in the online Members’ Area and/or a special Facebook group
  • The annual Connective Parenting Conference + access to previous years’ replays for FREE
  • Discounts on all Connective Family training and events

and the knowledge that you’re part of a growing network of likeminded professionals.

“The network is very helpful.  There are lots of resources and the calls are interesting, with a range of different people there.  I’ve recommended my team take full advantage of it.”

Network Member

Step 2

Take an accredited training course

Our training courses are a great way to boost your CPD, develop your professional skills and experience and progress your career. The best bit is you get to help and support more families.

The ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists) has accredited Connective Family as a training company. This means that all our training for professionals is, as a minimum, CPD accredited.

One day event

Overview of Connective Parenting NVR

This ACCPH CPD accredited one day course for professionals provides an overview of the approach, to enable you to see how it can help support families with varying needs.


Foundation Level 1 Connective Parenting NVR Course

This ACCPH CPD accredited course is an opportunity to discover more about the Connective Parenting NVR approach and how you can share it with families.

Learn all the tools

Advanced Level 3 Connective Parenting NVR Award

This ACCPH and NCFE accredited qualification enables you to become qualified in Connective Parenting NVR over 9 months it includes the Level 1 & 2 courses.

Step 3

Explore our resources

We have a wealth of free resources – videos, podcasts, articles and more – to help parents and carers. They might be struggling to cope with their child’s anxiety, aggression or mental health or maybe all three. Explore the library by clicking on the topics below and please share with your families.



Learn how therapeutic parenting and parental presence are key

Looking after you

Looking after you

Understand why you need to remember your wellbeing in amongst the challenges

Child health & development

Child health & development

Understand the impact of trauma & attachment, mental health and sensory development



Learn how to deal with school avoidance and helping teachers to understand the issues




Figure out the triggers, learn how to de-escalate and where to get support

Day-to-day challenges

Day-to-day challenges

Learn how to manage sensory difficulties, setting boundaries… and much more!

Downloadable resource sheet

We know how busy you are. To make your job easier, we’ve pulled together a bit of a cheat sheet it sets out all the free and paid for resources we can provide for you and the families you support.

Complete the short form and we’ll send it straight to your inbox. Plus, we’ll add you to our mailing list so you can be sure to receive useful updates relevant to you in your role.