Full course description
Date and time
Wednesday 5 August 2020, 10.00 am to 12 noon
Online – a zoom link will be available 24 hours prior to the event
This learning event is right for you if you are someone who may have potentially difficult conversations with young people.
This webinar is for anyone who may have to have difficult conversations with young people.
The difficult conversations could include; looking after the young person who is acutely emotionally distressed; delivering difficult news; discussing concerns about the young person’s well-being and/or behaviour among many other possible topics.
The webinar will begin by discussing the need to have a clear positive purpose or purposes when planning a potentially difficult conversation with a young person or a group of young people.
Next, the issues that need to be considered when planning the conversation will be discussed.
The presenter will then describe in detail a style of communicating with young people that is effective and respectful as well as helping to reduce anxiety in the individual or group.
- Awareness of the need to assess the child or young person’s developmental level and development needs prior to the conversation and have developed skills in performing these two tasks.
- A simple, clear structure for many difficult conversations with young people.
- Understanding the need to have a positive purpose or purposes for any conversation with a young person and know how to establish a positive purpose.
- Skills in using language in a way that is respectful and helpful as possible while being honest and direct.
David Cherry is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist who has been working for 40 years. David has extensive experience in working with teacher and parents where the student’s well- being or educational progress is a concern.