Good communication is central to working with children, young people, families and carers. It helps build trust and is key to establishing and maintaining relationships in the home. Communication is an active process that involves listening, questioning, understanding and responding. A crucial element of effective communication is to understand the developmental stage and needs of the child or young person.
This training will explore the skills required to be an effective communicator by considering how different types of questions can be used to support the communication process.
Key aims and objectives are:
- Explain the importance of effective communication
- Identify critical skills, knowledge and characteristics of an effective communicator
- Identify effective ways of communicating with children and young people.
- Identify the main barriers to communicating with children, young people and their families
- Understand the philosophy behind solution-focused interventions.
- Know when solution-focused approaches are the most appropriate strategies to use.
- Demonstrate using solution-focused conversations for supporting individuals.
- Consider how solution-focused conversations can move people towards recovery.
Is this course for me?
This course is for Foster Carers, Adopters and Supervising Social Workers. In addition, this course is for Residential Child Care Workers (RCCW) and residential team managers from mainstream, short-breaks and outreach services.
Also relevant for youth workers, education professionals and those in the community and voluntary sectors.
Format: This is a live training session through the platform “Zoom”. It includes taught sections, small group work, work in pairs, whole group discussion
Hand-outs: Full hand-outs and sources of further information will be provided
Certificate: A certificate will be provided upon the completion and evaluation of the course
E-learning to expand understanding: