Al Coates MBE

I'm a qualified Social Worker, Practice Educator and an Advanced Non Violent Resistance Practitioner. I've co published several books and reports on the issue of Childhood Challenging Violent & Aggressive Behaviour and has worked and trained parents, adopters, kinship carers, education providers, police forces, youth justice, social workers and health professions. I'm a key note speaker and have delivered training in the UK, North America, Africa and Europe. I work with BASW and the DfE and I am the founder and co host of The Adoption & Fostering Podcast. I am also a former foster carer a parent to six adopted children.

Childhood Challenging Aggression and Behaviour training dates across the Summer for parents/carers and professionals can be found here
  • Non Violent Resistance (NVR) informed parenting
  • NVR in schools and education
  • Managing childhood challenging violent and aggressive behaviour
  • Developing and supporting resilience in children
  • Parent/carer resilience
  • Professional resilience
  • Impacts and risks of Adverse Childhood Adversity
  • Chronic Loss/Grief and supporting children
  • Impacts of Trauma, Loss and Separation on children
You can contact me on if you want to discuss further. 

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