Communicating Effectively with Vulnerable Children and Young People [Free online course]

Discover tools and techniques to engage effectively with vulnerable children and young people.
Organisation: 
University of Kent
Start date: 
01 Oct 2018
End date: 
08 Dec 2018

Discover tools and techniques to engage effectively with vulnerable children and young people. Learn child-centred communication strategies to encourage children to talk. Communicating effectively with vulnerable children and young people is not always easy. Despite practitioners and carers knowing this is an important area of their work, research shows that practice is not always as effective as it could be.
 
This course will enable you to improve your communication skills through techniques which place the child at the heart of the interaction. You’ll examine why a child may become vulnerable and reflect upon the barriers to communication. You’ll also explore activities from pre-verbal to adolescent stages which encourage children to share their feelings.
 
What topics will you cover?
Reasons why a child or young person may become vulnerable
Age-appropriate activities and techniques from the pre-verbal to adolescent stages
Innovative ways of facilitating communication
Challenges and barriers to effective communication with vulnerable children and young people
Levels of vulnerability experienced by a child or young person, including areas of safeguarding

You may find out more about the course and sign up in the link below.

Type of learning: 
Scheduled
Topic(s): 
Professional guidance
Language(s) of the materials: 
English

This project is funded by: