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Speakers Announced for Webinar

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.

11:50-12:00 Break

12:00-1:00 NVR Ireland Network AGM for NVR Ireland Network Members that have joined by 20th of November 2020.

Registration Now Open

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 Webinar and AGM-25th Nov. 2020

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.

Sad News

Our friend, colleague and NVR advocate, Catrina Scanlan, has passed away unexpectedly but peacefully. We are shocked and saddened by this news. Our sympathies go out to the people with whom Catrina worked and especially to her partner, her family and her close friends who are suffering a bereavement and mourning the loss of Catrina. Funeral by webcam arrangements and a link to leave messages for the family are here: https://rip.ie/death-notice/catrina-scanlan-rathfarnham-dublin/424284
Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam uasal.

Resource for Parents and Carers

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.

NVR Ireland Steering Committee sets new policy

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

NVR Ireland Network

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.

Poster for NVR in Practice Course

The deadline for this course is 28th February 2019. Please see poster for more details by clicking the link below.

NVR in Practice March-April 2019 Poster

Non Violent Resistance in Practice

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.

post grad courses updated jan 2019

non violent resistance in practice info jan 2019

pgcert or cpd application form jan 2019

New NVR Group for Parents starting in Galway City

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.

Child to Parent Non Violence Resistance Parent Information

NVR Referral Form