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

Book Launch

Prof. Dolan, Dr. Coogan, Dr. Slevin and Prof. Reilly

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.

NVR International Conference May 2018

NVR 2018 Conference in Tel Aviv

Please see their website for more information on the upcoming conference in Tel Aviv in May 2018.


Including a very interesting workshop by Haim Omer

Child to Parent Violence and Abuse book now available

Child to Parent Violence and Abuse: Family Interventions with Non Violent Resistance by Dr. Declan Coogan

Please click on the cover to order a paperback copy from Amazon UK.  Information on the official book launch will follow in the New Year.


Two Irish Times articles by Dr. Declan Coogan

Below are two links for articles by Dr. Coogan in the Irish Times. In both articles he mentions ways to help improve a parent’s relationship with their child.

6 Aug. 2017- https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/parenting/our-15-year-old-son-has-us-living-in-fear-1.3161259
15 Aug. 2017- https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/parenting/what-will-i-do-in-september-when-she-has-to-go-back-to-school-1.3180529

NVR Training in September 2017

Tara Kelly and Catrina Scanlan of New Authority Parenting are running a 2 day training on NVR in September 2017 in Dublin. Please see the link for details: http://www.newauthorityparenting.ie/training.

Tara and Catrina have trained with Dr. Declan Coogan on NVR as adapted in Ireland and have run successful NVR groups in the Dublin area since then.


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