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NVR is an empowering and non-physical method for parents and carers to manage and connect with children to reduce and eradicate violence and abuse. It also works with controlling and manipulative children.
The aim of NVR is to re-stablish parental presence in the child's mind, develop a co-operative, more harmonious relationship and for the balance of power to be addressed.
The need to control to avoid being controlled dissipates in both the child and parent.
Our NVR therapy is designed to increase the resilience of parents and carers struggling with the challenges of parenting a child with trauma, to create harmony at home, whilst developing new tools to help the child to change their challenging behaviour including:
It is these behaviours than can lead to a family disruption whether that be parents divorcing or a child going (back) into care.
Non-Violent resistance is an evidence- based approach that can reduce and even eradicate such behaviours whilst improving the stability within the home, how the parent feels and their parental presence. Provision helps families to:
It is not possible to put all the principles in place in one go, it may take several months and it requires a high level of commitment from the caregiver to stick with the programme. For some the principles will be challenging.The results and rewards however can be immense and effect lasting change for the child, their behaviour and the family dynamic.
"16 weeks ago, our household was a battleground. Emotions were mostly negative, and we found ourselves in a downward spiral of disaster heading towards a family break up. Now, with the tools we have learnt along the way, we are in a much better place. We are now able to handle most situations that may arise, by applying the principles of NVR through a well constructed and delivered package". Adoptive Father
High efficacy and very low drop-out rates make this a very efficient and cost-saving approach for CAMHS clinicians and professionals in Social Services or the independent sector. Working with NVR can help prevent family or placement breakdown. View a case study here.
Having been a foster carer for two years Gill became a single adopter in 2011 to a highly traumatised boy with a complex attachment disorder. The family received a lot of assistance and therapy including DDP, but it was Non-Violent Resistance that turned things around. Gill was so convinced by the therapy that she trained in it professionally. Her lived experience of child to parent violence, attachment disorder and blocked care, provides her with a unique empathy and understanding for other parents and carers.
Gill has a background in community development, twenty years teaching stress management to industry to clients such as BT, HMRC, World Wildlife Fund, and nine years owning GM Tree Training Ltd. She is a qualified teacher of adults and an accomplished trainer and conference presenter.
Gill Tree was the keynote speaker at Adopt South West’s fourth annual adopters conference and delivered an inspirational and engaging presentation titled ‘from hostility to harmony – changing a child’s challenging behaviour’.
Gill weaved her own experience as an adoptive parent and her professional expertise to explain child to parent violence and offer up positive non-shaming strategies under the umbrella model of NVR. One parent said “it was an excellent conference, well organised with good refreshments but importantly an excellent presenter who was very engaging and honest”.
As a result of the conference there has been a significant increase in families approaching Adopt SouthWest for support to help with challenging behaviour and child to parent violence with a particular demand for Gill as their preferred provider.
Abraham O'Brien Service Manager Adopt SouthWest November 2022
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