Free Hybrid Training: An Introduction to Non Violent Resistance (NVR)

Tuesday 5 December 2023, 6-7:30pm

Chambers & Online

Amanda Meusz

Rachel Braverman

Free training on Non Violent Resistance (NVR) with Amanda Meusz, of the Garden Court Chambers Family Team, and Rachel Braverman, Director of the NVR Practioners Consortium.

Date: Tuesday 5 December 2023
Time: 6pm-7:30pm, followed by drinks & networking
Venue: Chambers & Online  
Cost: Free
Areas of Law: Family Law , Children Law

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Non Violent Resistance (NVR) is a highly effective, innovative, trauma informed parenting intervention for parents and professionals who are struggling to manage challenging, dysregulated and dangerous behaviours in children and young people.

We will provide practitioners and professionals with an introduction to NVR; how to identity families who may benefit from NVR, how NVR can assist parents, carers and professionals, and how it differs from typical parenting interventions.

Amanda Meusz will provide a short introduction to typical parenting interventions in order to set the context. Rachel will provide a more detailed introduction to NVR.

This training will assist those involved in the Public Law Outline (PLO) process and at early stages of proceedings to identify the need for NVR parenting work. We believe that an awareness of NVR will be especially useful to Children’s Guardian’s, as well as the legal profession.


Amanda Meusz, Garden Court Chambers Family Team
Amanda's practice relates to all areas of the law relating to children, including the provision of services to children, and young people. She has always been a passionate advocate for the rights of children and the most vulnerable parents in society. Amanda has considerable experience in representing parents and children who have been the victims of trauma, parents and children with mental health or neurodevelopmental difficulties and learning disabilities. Her client care is second to none always compassionate and focused on achieving the best possible outcome.

Amanda has developed some innovative practices, including a trauma informed approach to representation to assist vulnerable clients in negotiating proceedings and the aftermath of proceedings. She has considerable experience in representing Gillick competent teenagers in care proceedings and proceedings under the inherent Jurisdiction of the High Court. Amanda represented the Local Authority in the Supreme Court in Re T (A Child) (Appellant) [2021]. She represented the children’s guardian in the Supreme Court case of H-W [2022] UKSC 17. The case won Family Law Case of the Year in 2022 at the Family Law Awards.

Rachel Braverman, NVR Practioners Consortium
Rachel is Director of the NVR Practitioners Consortium and a fully accredited trainer of NVR. She trains parents and carers of children displaying behaviours of concern and practitioners working with families in NVR. She also works with adoptive parents, special guardians foster carers and those caring for children and young people with special needs.

Rachel is an expert by experience; she is a National Advisor to the Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme with the Royal College of Psychiatrists and an adoption panel member for Family Futures CIC. Prior to training as a NVR facilitator, Rachel worked for 25 years in the voluntary advice sector as an advisor, trainer and CEO. She was also part of a team researching the link between financial difficulties and mental health crisis. The NVR Practitioners Consortium is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping parents and carers dealing with behaviours of concern and the professionals supporting them.

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