Registration for the free webinar, Ending Shame and Silence-NVR responding to family fear and violence is now open. Practitioners, researcher/academics and policy makers are welcome to register through this eventbrite link: eventbrite.ie/e/ending-shame- and-silence-nvr-responding-to- family-fear-and-violence-tickets- 125887862987
The Webinar and NVR Ireland AGM will take place on 25th November 2020 from 9:30am till 1pm. Although free, attendees must register before the 20th of November.
NVR Ireland Steering Group is pleased to announce our upcoming Webinar and AGM:
Ending Shame and Silence- NVR responding to family fear and violence
Both events will take place on Wednesday 25th of November 2020
The Webinar will take place between 10am-12pm via Zoom.
The AGM involving members of NVR Ireland only will take place via Zoom between 12.10-1pm.
Details on webinar presentations and registration via eventbrite to follow.
The Goals of the Webinar are to Raise Awareness of practitioners, researchers and policy makers and to Support Practitioners in ending the silence and shame through using skills and strategies of NVR.
If you are a parent or carer that is concerned about violence or abuse in your home and would like to speak with someone, please contact Parentline who has volunteers trained in NVR. This is a link to their website for more information. https://www.parentline.ie/
You may also wish to contact other family support services in your area as they may have practitioners trained in NVR or can refer you to other supports.
A new policy to address requests for NVR during the COVID 19 crisis was launched by the Steering Committee of NVR Ireland in April 2020. The policy can be downloaded and used by practitioners trained in NVR as adopted in Ireland.
As mentioned in the policy, couples and families have been obliged to spend a lot more time in each other’s company than we have been used to; for some couples and families, this has led to an increase in tensions and to abuse at home. There have been requests for protocols for NVR trained practitioners so that we can provide NVR support over the phone and/ or on line during this national health emergency. This has led to the development of some guidelines for using NVR over the phone/ on-line when working with families.
To download the completed policy please click here: Facilitating Remote NVR for Parents during COVID 19 crisis – April 2020
The Steering Committee of NVR Ireland announced the creation of the NVR Ireland Network. More information to follow however anyone interested is encourage to contact Chair Dr. Declan Coogan or Secretary Eileen Lauster through details on the People page.
The deadline for this course is 28th February 2019. Please see poster for more details by clicking the link below.
We are delighted to share that there is a new Postgraduate Certificate in NVR through NUI Galway starting in March 2019. Please see details on this module and others offered by the Social Work discipline of the School of Political Science and Sociology by clicking on the links below.
Michaela Parker and Andrea Gallagher of Tusla are accepting referrals for a new NVR Group that they will be running in Glaway City. See the links below for more information and to download and complete the referral form. If you have any queries you can contact them directly on the number on the Parents Information sheet.
Two great books launched last Friday at UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, ILAS called ‘Child to Parent Violence and Abuse – Family Interventions with Non Violent Resistance’ by Dr Declan Coogan and ‘Gas, oil and the Irish state: Understanding the dynamics and conflicts of hydrocarbon management’ by Dr Amanda Slevin. Congratulations to the authors and big thanks to Prof. Pat Dolan and Prof. Niamh Reilly for a great event.