Adoption UK Cymru offers a Non-Violent Resistance service to support parents, carers and practitioners. This includes training, advice, and one-to-one support.



Non-Violent Resistance awareness-raising course (half-day)

An introduction to a range of practical Non-Violent Resistance approaches. This session provides information about what NVR is (and is not). It will help parents, carers and practitioners decide whether Non-Violent Resistance would be beneficial in specific situations where persistently challenging behaviours, including child to parent violence (verbal and/or physical) is a regular occurrence.

Adoption UK Cymru holds regular open courses in NVR awareness.

Join via our training page


Putting NVR into practice

This popular course is available as 6 x half-day sessions.  The course builds on the awareness-raising sessions. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about all the NVR approaches, rehearse and put them into practice. There is additional support between sessions and ongoing access to our online NVR support groups.  The course is available for groups of parents/carers and is also available separately to practitioners who are supporting families using NVR.

Commission our NVR training


One-to-one NVR training sessions for individual families.

This service is commissioned by Regional Adoption Services in Wales and is delivered over six sessions.

It is also possible to self-fund these sessions. Please contact Adoption UK Cymru for further information.

Commission our NVR training





NVR online support groups

The support groups are open to adoptive parents who are members of Adoption UK and have received previous NVR support/training from Adoption UK Cymru.

There are two groups – one for parents of primary age children (evening group), one for parents of secondary age children and older (daytime group). 

Book via our helpline


One-to-one support by phone or video call

Our helpline staff can arrange pre-booked phone or video calls with our NVR Practitioners, for families who are experiencing Child to Parent Violence and other persistently challenging behaviours.

Book support via our helpline


NVR Support Group for Practitioners

A group for practitioners who are supporting families using NVR or who want to find out more about introducing NVR to families.

The meetings are held monthly, 1.30pm-3.00pm via Teams.

Contact the Wales helpline for details


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