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Non-violent Resistance Programme for Parents

Are you struggling to cope with your child's aggressive behaviour?

Our free six-week Non-violent Resistance (NVR) programme for parents and carers starts on 5th March and can help you to:

  • identify what the problem is

  • create a calmer home environment for you and your child

  • learn skills to de-escalate conflict between you and your child

  • break the silence and stigma that surrounds child to parent aggression and violence

The programme will run for six weeks in our SPECS Family Centre.

To qualify to attend, you have to be living in the Bray and north Wicklow area and belong to one or more of these groups:

  • Living in a disadvantaged community

  • Impacted by educational disadvantage

  • Living in a jobless household or a household where the primary income source is low-paid and/or precarious

  • Long-term unemployed

  • With a criminal history

  • A refugee

  • An International Protection Applicant

  • Person with a disability

  • Head of one-parent families

  • Traveller

  • Roma

To find our more and book your place, call Sarah Louise Cole on 086 029 7445 or email

This programme is funded under our Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP), which is co-funded by the Irish Government, through the Department of Rural and Community Development, and the European Social Fund Plus under the Employment, Inclusion, Skills and Training (EIST) Programme 2021-2027.​

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