New Authority Parenting

Building Stronger Families


Office Closure until Tuesday 2nd June

It is with great sadness that I am announcing the sudden death of my colleague and co-founder of New Authority Parenting, Catrina Scanlan.

Catrina first trained in Non Violent Resistance in 2014, a model to support parents to address violence and conflict with their children. She brought many years of experience to this work and was a keen supporter of its goal – to bring peace and safety into the family home. She was also a founding member of NVR Ireland, established to advance and deliver this approach. Catrina trained hundreds of practitioners across Ireland in this way of working, using her unique combination of experience, knowledge, compassion and humour for which she will be remembered.

She facilitated groups for parents and worked with many more individually. She had an excellent reputation and was highly regarded in her field, regularly delivering workshops and presenting at seminars. She has left a considerable legacy – hundreds of people, now working with families to build safer and more peaceful homes across Ireland. Parents and children across the country will continue to benefit from her work for many years to come.

Outside of her work, Catrina had a close family and countless good friends. She has left a big space.

May she rest in peace.

This service has been set up in response to the many parents and carers who are experiencing increasing levels of aggression, abuse and even violence from their children. Recognition of this type of family violence and abuse is growing. We have each worked with children and families for more than twenty five years and we bring that experience - together with a new and innovative response - to our service. Our goal is to equip parents - and those who support them - with the skills and the knowledge required to bring this form of violence to an end, to reduce aggression and hostility and to strengthen relationships in families. We aim to help you to build stronger families.