Non-Violent Resistance (NVR)

NVR is an approach that draws inspiration from those who have sought to bring about changes in society in a non-violent manner. Famous examples include Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks.

The NVR parenting approach was introduced by Haim Omer in a groundbreaking book Nonviolent Resistance (2004). Oxleas pioneered the NVR group programme in the UK in 2006. The course offers a series of tools and techniques to support parents and carers of children / young people who display challenging attitudes and behaviours. Oxleas offer NVR courses and interventions in the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich for parents / carers of children who are open to CAMHS. NVR courses may also be available for families under social care.

Tools introduce the principles of "connection before correction". As parents gain greater confidence and self-control, this enables difficult issues to be addressed in an effective manner through a process of increasing parental presence. 

Pete Brown, Greenwich Parenting Lead, Greenwich CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service)
E-mail: pete.brown2@nhs.net
Tel: 0203 260 5211

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