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

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

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