Adolescent Family Violence
Nonviolent Approaches to Child and Adolescent Violence
- 30 May - 31 May 2019
This workshop is part of the Child and Family Wellbeing series. These workshops have been categorised into three levels to help you determine which workshop is right for you depending on your level of practice experience and your professional development goals. Adolescent Family Violence: Nonviolent Approaches to Child and Adolescent Violence sits within Level 2: Digging Deeper.
For many decades now, families, teachers and practitioners have relied on behavioural management strategies to reduce the violent cycle of child to parent violence. For some children, this is effective. But what do we do when behavioural management strategies cease to be effective?
This was the question that Haim Omer, Professor of Psychology at Tel Aviv University asked himself when he realised behavioural approaches were not effective. The answer he found was, Nonviolent Resistance (NVR). NVR is a philosophical movement started by Mahatma Gandhi and continued by Civil Rights activist, Martin Luther King. Both men believed that in order to combat violence, we must show strength and power without retaliation.
Haim Omer translated the NVR philosophy into a therapeutic strategy for working with parents of violent children. Haim has utilised the NVR model with over 400 groups of parents/carers with ever-growing success. The philosophy of NVR is now being incorporated into practice across the United Kingdom and Europe with fantastic outcomes in restoring parent’s/carer’s sense of power and hope in their relationship with their children.
This 2-day workshop will draw on the principles of NVR translated by Haim Omer and provide you with practical strategies for working alongside parents.
Day one will begin by providing you with a territory for understanding what we mean when we talk about violence. We will do this by exploring the current social, political, cultural and medical definitions of violence. Following this we will examine the link between violence and attachment by introducing practical understandings of the concepts of mentalization and containment.
The afternoon will be spent exploring patterns within parent-child relationships and how the principles of NVR can provide you with a road map to reduce violence.
The second day will focus on equipping you with the practical tools and strategies to use when supporting parents/carers to bring NVR into their home lives. We will guide you through six of the core principles and ensure that you feel confident and comfortable in incorporating NVR principles into your daily practice.
- Provide a bio-psycho-social approach to understanding violence
- Develop practitioner understandings of the links between Attachment theory and violence
- Challenge practitioners to think creatively and look beyond behavioural interventions
- Increase practitioner knowledge of Nonviolent Resistance
- Equip practitioners with a set of practice strategies to guide their work with parents
Who Should Attend
This workshop is specifically designed for those practitioners that work alongside parents and carers in their practice. Participants could include:
- Parent/ carer support workers
- Parenting mentors/ coaches
- Family Therapists
- Social Workers & Psychologists who provide therapeutic services to families and carers
- Allied Health Professionals who work with families and carers
Early Bird: $520 (incl. GST) register and pay before 2nd May 2019
Full Fee: $560 (incl. GST)
Please read our Payment Terms & Conditions
Berry Street Central Office, 1 Salisbury Street, Richmond VIC 3121
Phone: (03) 9429 9266
How to Get There
Tram: Berry Street is conveniently located on tram routes No. 48 or No. 75 (travels down Flinders St and Bridge Rd), Tram route 78 (travels down Church St) and Tram route 109 (travels down Collins St and Victoria St).
Train: Berry Street is also close to both West Richmond and North Richmond train stations, both of which are on the Epping and Hurstbridge lines.
For more public transport information please visit Public Transport Victoria.
Taxi: Berry Street is just a 10 minute taxi ride from the Melbourne CBD. To book a taxi call Yellow Cabs on 13 22 27.
Parking: There are plenty of 2 hours parking spaces around Berry Street, check Buckingham Street, Kent Street, Laity Street or Lincoln Street. Four hour parking is available in Risley St. An all-day parking option is the Coles Richmond Plaza carpark off Church Street. The cost for all day parking is $16 and is a 10 minute walk from the office.
Payment Terms & Conditions
Payment must be made at the time of registration and only credit cards (VISA and Mastercard) will be accepted. Your registration will not be confirmed unless payment has been processed.
A confirmation/tax invoice will be issued upon registration to your nominated email address.
A full refund will be issued for cancellations up until 7 days prior to the workshop. No refunds will be issued after this date however substitutions are welcome.
Please be advised if payment or cancellation notification is not received as per the above terms and conditions your ability to attend future event will be impacted.
Should the Berry Street Childhood Institute cancel a course for any reason, those registered at this time will be entitled to a full refund of registration fees only, and this will incur no administrative charges or penalties.
- 30 May - 31 May 2019