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Connective Parenting


This introduces connective parenting using the principles of NVR for professionals working with and supporting adoptive parents and foster/kinship carers.  The training complements our 1 day Connective Parenting course for adoptive parents, foster carers and kinship carers which focuses on the principles of Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) to enable them to parent their child/ren through the development of strong connective relationships and to manage difficult behaviours.  NVR is not just about dealing with child to parent violence, as the name might suggest. It is a constructive way of parenting that can be adopted for all family members and can be used for any form of conflict, however minor.  The focus of NVR is on creating strong bonds which will help reduce potential future issues.
The knowledge gained from attending the course will enable professionals to identify families who would benefit from Connective Parenting training and to support those who have had this training and are trying to implement it. They will also appreciate the role of this training in empowering families and its role in early intervention and avoiding crisis.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the principles of Non-Violent Resistance as a parenting framework
  • Explore how these can be used to create connected relationships in adoptive, kinship and foster families
  • Consider escalation behaviour: causes, prevention, keeping safe and reconciliation
  • Supporting families who are implementing connective parenting

Who should attend? 

Staff who work directly with children, young people and families.

Course Length: 

This is a half day session delivered face-to-face.

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