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Online CPV-NVR Parent Group via Zoom: 10 weekly online sessions for adoptive parents and carers of children presenting challenging, destructive and violent behaviour


The 10 weekly online sessions for adoptive parents and carers will take place from 8.15pm to 9.45pm on Tuesday evenings via Zoom on the following dates:

September 17, 24
October 1, 8, 15, 29
November 5, 12, 19, 26

The group includes two follow-up support sessions.

Who should attend

Adoptive parents and carers.

Participants will learn to:

- Take a firm stance against violence
- Hold back from physical or verbal violence
- Increase positive presence in your child’s life
- De-escalate conflicts
- Break the cycle of shame and silence
- Make changes in relating to your child in the long term
- Reduce distress for parent and child
- Feel more in control
- Recruit and use supporters
- Enjoy the benefits of being part of a group

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Facilitators and NVR Parent Graduates

Michelle Shapiro is a UK-HCPC (Health Care Professional Council) Chartered Clinical Psychologist; she was initially trained by Prof. Haim Omer in his first and only training in the UK in 2005. Michelle has been involved with the growth of NVR within Oxleas Foundational Trust, working with single families and multi-family groups. This work has been consistently well received by parents and professionals and is gaining an increasing evidence base for effectiveness. She was also involved in the Oxleas Professional 4 day training and subsequently in the delivery of the PartnershipProjects 4 day foundational training. Michelle has a commitment to keeping the NVR principles ‘Simple’ and usable for both professionals and service users; whilst still having a solid theoretical underpinning for all the aspects of NVR taught. NVR is ‘easy to understand, but incredibly difficult to do’ (quote from a parent). Since 2013 Michelle has been an independent practitioner, specialising in NVR and trauma work. She works in partnership with PAC-UK.

Dawn Oliver, NVR Practitioner and NVR Parent Graduate – who has ‘been there and got the t-shirt.’
Dawn has an MSc in Psychology (Child Development) and languages (BA Hons Modern Languages) background. She has worked in charities and schools supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their parents. Dawn has theoretical knowledge and personal experience in the fields of autism, adoption and person-centred approaches. She is a mum to 4 children, one of whom is on the autistic spectrum and another who is adopted. Dawn has completed professional training in Non-Violent Resistance and is now delivering training to parents of children with SEND in schools. She is also co-facilitating trainings for adoptive parents run by PAC-UK. She has also trained and uses AIT.

Price excluding VAT

£480 per person.

IMPORTANT: If you are making a couples booking you MUST click on the yellow 'Add more attendees' toggle box at the bottom of the booking form and add the requested partner details information. This will also ensure you are charged the correct price when you submit your booking form.

Payment via the Adoption Support Fund (ASF)

For expressions of interest and provisional bookings

Adoptive parents and carers please register your expression of interest by emailing grace@pac-uk.org and then approach your local authority as soon as possible, sending them the information on this page. They must apply for ASF funding. Please include social worker/post adoption support team contact details in your expression of interest email.

Social workers if your ASF funding is not yet confirmed you can make a PROVISIONAL BOOKING for your parents by emailing grace@pac-uk.org it is crucial then that you APPLY TO THE ASF AS A MATTER OF URGENCY. We will send a breakdown of costs to facilitate the ASF application, there is also a referral form we will send you. Places will NOT BE GUARANTEED until your application to the ASF for the finances is successful. Once you have the agreement please COMPLETE THE BELOW ONLINE BOOKING FORM.

For confirmed bookings

Social workers can COMPLETE THIS ONLINE BOOKING FORM NOW for their referrals. Select ‘Invoice’ for ‘Payment Type’ and ‘ASF – PO to follow’ (unless already known) for ‘Purchase Order No’.

IMPORTANT: If you are a SOCIAL WORKER making a referral booking you MUST enter the details for the PARENT/S YOU ARE REFERRING in to the BASIC INFORMATION section of the booking form. The email address you enter in this section will be the email address which receives booking confirmation and venue/registration information. Please do not enter your own name and email address in to this section. The ORDER DETAILS section of the booking form is where social worker contact information MUST be added.     


If you are able and ready to pay for yourself COMPLETE THIS ONLINE BOOKING FORM NOW and select ‘Debit/Credit Card’ for ‘Payment Type’. For online payments you will be re-directed to PAC-UK’s PayPal page where you can pay via Debit/Credit card.

For all enquiries relating to this group please email Grace Sonnex  grace@pac-uk.org or Sue Dromey sued@pac-uk.org or call the PAC-UK London office on 020 7284 0555.

Start Date: September 17, 2019
End Date: November 26, 2019

Start Time: 8:15 pm
End Time: 9:45 pm

Registration Details

Price: £576.00

Basic Information

Address Information

Child 1 Information

Child 2 Information (if applicable)

Order Details

If you need to provide an order reference please do so here. If you are a Social Worker making a booking for somebody else please provide your name and email here.


Terms and Conditions

The completion of this booking form for a training place is an agreement with PAC-UK and the following cancellation terms apply: Cancellation more than 6 weeks prior to date of training – 25% charge of course fee; Cancellation between 6 weeks and 4 weeks prior to date of training – 50% charge of course fee; Cancellation within 4 weeks of date of training – 100% charge of course fee; Moved to another date – 20% of course fee (admin fee). PAC-UK reserve the right to cancel the training and a full refund of the course fee will be given.

IMPORTANT: To ensure we are alerted to your booking you must 'Confirm Registration' after submitting your details. You will also get a confirmation email when you do this.

If you do not receive the confirmation email within a few minutes, please check your Junk folder just in case the confirmation email got delivered there instead of your Inbox. If so, select the confirmation message and mark it Not Junk, which should allow future messages to get through.

Once you have confirmed registration you must select an 'online' or 'off-line' payment option. If paying by Debit/Credit card you must click on the PayPal icon under 'On-line Payment Processing'. You will be redirected to a PayPal screen where you can either login to PayPal (if you have a PayPal account) OR click on the 'Check Out as a Guest' button where you can pay via Debit/Credit card without needing to login to a PayPal account.