NVR (non-violent resistance)
NVR is an innovative and specialized family therapy approach to address child to parent violence and other abusive behaviours and to improve family relationships. It originated in Israel by Prof. Haim Omer in Israel and there is increasing research evidence of its effectiveness in UK.
Child to parent violence and other abusive, self-destructive and controlling behaviours are a feature of the interaction between adoptive children and their parents and a regular occurrence in cases of placement breakdown as highlighted in the most recent research (Selwyn et al., 2014). This was highlighted in a pilot project I have delivered using the NVR approach with some adoptive families in East Sussex.
The success of the NVR intervention lies not only in a robust family support network but an equally robust professional support network to reinforce zero tolerance of violence and abuse and promote collaborative practice and corporate risk management.