Topics covered in this workshop:

  • What is SEND VCB? (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities, Violent & Challenging Behaviour)
  • Diagnostic overshadowing
  • The Stigma Surrounding VCB and the effects this has on you and your whole family
  • Why VCB Happens – the underlying causes and how to identify them
  • Anxiety in children, common causes and what it can look like in children with additional needs
  • Approaches, strategies and techniques that can help reduce violent episodes at home
  • The importance of Self-care
  • De-stress strategies The Workshop will finish with a deep relaxation session  

The Workshop is very relaxed and informal with plenty of time to chat to other parents in the same situation. You don’t have to bring anything with you, although some people do like to take notes, so a pen and paper might be useful


LOCATION - Queens Hills Community Centre (also known as West Cossessey Hall)

Poethlyn Dr, Costessey, Norwich NR8 5GT

Yvonne Newbold

Yvonne lived with SEND VCB for over seven years before finally being able to access appropriate help which supported her son, Toby, to successfully turn his behaviour around. At the time, she believed that hers was the only family in this situation, and that it must be all her own fault. Then she discovered that, far from being the only one, there are thousands of families living in fear of their own child, there is still very little help available, and parents are still allowed to believe that it’s all their own fault. Yvonne now supports this group of parents by running workshops, speaking at conferences and supporting them directly on Facebook through her closed Facebook group for affected families. She has been working with a research team from Northumbria University to develop the first evidence-based data on the impact of SEND VCB on families, because without the data, services and training for frontline staff won’t ever happen. She is also writing a book about this topic to enable parents to easily access the information they need to enable their children to turn their behaviour around. 

Malcolm Cooper 

Malcolm is Yvonne’s “other half” so he understands how it feels to live with a child who can be violent too. Malcolm is also a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Life Coach, who also teaches mindfulness and meditation. 

Book tickets

Ticket Cost Quantity
Friends £20.00 Sold out
Parents - not a friend £30.00
Professionals working directly with us £35.00 Sold out
SENsational Families is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1173051.
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