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Non Violent Resistance (NVR) in fostering - CORAMBAAF CONFERENCE

Free members conference - free entry for full agency CoramBAAF members.

Bookings for this conference is limited to one free place per agency.

CHAIR

Paul Adams, Fostering Development Consultant, Policy, Research & Development Team, CoramBAAF Adoption & Fostering Academy

SPEAKERS

Dr Peter Jacob, Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Systemic Family Therapist, Director, Partnership Projects UK

Frank Van Holen PhD, Director of Pleegzorg Vlaams-Brabant, Brussels

Perspectives from foster carers and young people

THEME

Non Violent Resistance (NVR) is a systemic family and community-based form of intervention for serious behaviour problems in young people, and is particularly helpful in relation to controlling behaviours that are harmful to the self or others.   It can be used to promote dialogue in situations where communication has broken down, and create possibilities for beginning to address a young person’s unmet needs.

NVR has increasingly been used with foster carers in the UK and Belgium, and this conference brings together two leading experts.  Dr Peter Jakob is Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Systemic Family Therapist and Director of Partnership Projects, most known for introducing NVR to the UK.  Much of his work has been with foster carers, and he has considerable experience as a practitioner and presenter.   Professor Frank Van Holen is Family Therapist and Director of a foster care facility in the Flemish province Vlaams-Brabant and Brussels, and is a guest professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussels, where he specialises in research into foster care.  He is very engaged in practice, and has published a number of articles concerning the application of NVR to foster care.

This conference will introduce delegates to the idea of NVR and explain how it is being used with foster carers in the UK and Belgium, in one-off individual situations and also as part of a wider strategic approach.  Workshop sessions will allow them to explore in detail how it might be relevant to them and their fostering services.  By the end of the day it is hoped that delegates will have considered how this approach might be used within their fostering service.

AIMS

This conference will consider:

  • what is NVR and how can it be used in the context of foster care
  • how using NVR makes a difference to foster carers
  • what is the evidence base and how is it experienced by young people in care
  • how might a fostering service utilise NVR in particular cases, or more generally
  • what are the factors that might make it more or less successful

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This conference will be of interest to fostering social workers, managers, and practitioners in local authorities and independent fostering services.  It will also be suitable for foster carers, independent reviewing officers, fostering panel members, and child psychologists.

PROGRAMME

9.30 – 10.00 Registration and refreshments

10.00 – 10.05 Welcome and introduction by Chair

10.05 – 10.45 Introduction to NVR and fostering

Dr Peter Jacob, Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Systemic Family Therapist, Director, Partnership Projects UK

10.45 – 11.25  NVR in Flanders

Frank Van Holen PhD, Director of Pleegzorg Vlaams-Brabant, Brussels

11.25 - 11.40 Refreshment break

11.40 - 12.20pm Workshop session 1

Workshop 1:

Using principles and methods drawn from NVR in everyday practice and comprehensive NVR intervention

Dr Peter Jacob, Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Systemic Family Therapist, Director, Partnership Projects UK

Workshop 2:

Specific adaptations of the NVR model to the foster care context

Frank Van Holen PhD, Director of Pleegzorg Vlaams-Brabant, Brussels

12.20 – 1.00 Workshop session 2 – above workshops repeated

1.00 - 2.00 Lunch

2.00 - 2.25 NVR : the experience of a foster carer

2.25 – 2.50 NVR: a young person’s perspective

2.50 - 3.15 Group work: What is the potential for using NVR in your fostering services?

3.15 – 3.55 Panel session: discussion and feedback with the panel of speakers

3.55 - 4.00 Chair’s closing remarks and close

CONTACT

Telephone 020 7520 7520
Email conferences@corambaaf.org.uk

FEES

This conference is for CoramBAAF members only.

Full Members - FREE (Price will show as £0.00 at checkout)
Individual members- £135.00 + £27.00 VAT Total - £162.00

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