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Non-Violent Resistance
A New Approach to Violent and Self-Destructive Children

2nd Edition

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Haim Omer, Shoshana London Sappir
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  • Publication planned for: May 2021
  • availability: Not yet published - available from May 2021
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108965439

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  • Non-violent resistance (NVR) is an approach for parents and other caregivers that helps to increase presence and overcome impulsive and dangerous behaviors, while reducing conflict and escalation. The practical, evidence-based advice accompanies a detailed list of all the new applications of NVR and an overview of the supporting literature. A step-by-step presentation of the treatment is laid out alongside a useful model on escalation and its prevention. The approach achieves high parent engagement and cooperation, with over twenty controlled studies showing that NVR effectively reduces parental helplessness, parental impulsiveness, parent–child conflicts, and family discord.

    • Presents a detailed list of all-new applications of non-violent resistance
    • Provides an overview of the literature on non-violent resistance
    • Includes a step-by-step presentation of the treatment
    • Contains a definitive model on escalation and its prevention
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'This timely second edition of Haim Omer’s seminal book presents the accessible and superbly thoughtful method. It shows not only the underlying principles and core methodology of the approach, but also its new directions and applications. It is essential reading for any professional working with children, young people, and families.' Peter Jakob, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Family Therapist Director, PartnershipProjects UK Ltd

    'Introducing the ideas and the practice of non-violent resistance into therapy and counseling profoundly changes our perspective on escalating interactions. Here we have one of the rare innovations in our field. It provides tools to help people without getting stuck in wicked struggles of win or lose.' Arist von Schlippe, Witten Institute for Family Business (WIFU) Foundation, Germany

    'This is a most impressive development of concepts and practices introduced in the first edition of this important classic. Particularly inspiring are the novel ways in which Haim Omer applies the NVR approach to social systems, such as schools and communities. It is essential reading for parents and therapists alike!' Eia Asen, Psychiatrist and Systemic Therapist, Anna Freud Centre and University College London

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Publication planned for: May 2021
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108965439
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from May 2021
  • Table of Contents

    1. Principles and Goals
    2. Escalation Processes
    3. The Parents' Instruction Manual
    4. NVR in Action
    5. Violence toward Siblings
    6. Controlling and Seclusive Children
    7. Schools
    8. NVR in the Community

  • Author

    Haim Omer, Tel-Aviv University
    Haim Omer is a professor in the School of Psychological Sciences at Tel-Aviv University, Israel, and the developer of the NVR (non-violent resistance) approach for parents, teachers, and other caregivers.


    Shoshana London-Sappir


    Haim Omer, Shoshana London Sappir

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