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From Athlone to Australia, Ballyhaunis to Brighton and Gorey to Greece, NVR practitioners from across Ireland and beyond joined the inaugural NVR Ireland Webinar on November 25th 2020 with more than 350 people in attendance and six presentations with Q & A.
Please find a Summary of the Webinar and Slides available for download on our Practitioner Resources Page.
The time table for the Webinar has been finalised. We thanks all of those that will be presenting on the day. Be sure to register and then join us for the Meet and Greet at 9:30am on the 25th.
NVR Ireland Network Webinar and AGM
Theme: Ending Shame and Silence- NVR Ireland responding to family fear and violence
25th of November 2020 via Zoom
from 9:30am to 11:50am Webinar and
12:00pm to 1:00pm AGM of NVR Ireland Network Members
9:30-10:00 Meet and Greet-Attendees will be in Break Out rooms with one NVR Ireland Steering Group member and other attendees to allow for online networking.
Each webinar topic will be followed by Q&A session via Chat function in Zoom with the Moderator collating and proposing questions to the speaker(s).
10:00-10:05 Welcome by Rosemary Fox, Steering Group Member and Senior Probation Officer, Irish Probation Service and Moderator for First Half of Webinar.
10:05-10:20 Stop Start Stop with Non Violent Resistance by Dr. Declan Coogan, NVR Ireland Steering Group Chairperson and Lecturer, MA in Social Work Programme, School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI Galway.
10:20-10:35 Parentline- Helpline for Parents and their NVR Service by Aileen Hicke, CEO of Parentline.
10:35-10:50 NVR Ireland Local Practitioner Networks by Grace Bermingham, Family Support Coordinator, Tusla-Child and Family Agency.
10:50-11:00 Break (Dr. Declan Coogan will be Moderator for Second Half of Webinar.)
11:00-11:15 A Parent’s Experience with NVR
11:15-11:30 Getting the NVR Intervention Up and Running by Niamh Murphy, Youth Justice Team Leader and Lorraine Shortt, Youth Counsellor MIACP both with Kildare Youth Services.
11:30-11:45 Mindfulness and NVR by John Peelo, Project Leader NYP1 and Niall Nolan, Senior Social Work Practitioner both with Tusla-Child and Family Agency.
11:45-11:50 Webinar Wrap Up by Dr. Declan Coogan.
12:00-1:00 NVR Ireland Network AGM for NVR Ireland Network Members that have joined by 20th of November 2020.
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.