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Creating a Compassionate Community of Parents in Gorbals – From Furious to Curious

Roz Adams


Exploring Family Fridays, an 8 week course for parents in Gorbals, Glasgow based on the principles of Nonviolent Communication (NVC); the work of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg[i]. It is run by a charity, Bridging the Gap as part of its work to increase Integration across cultures and to support families living in poverty.


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