course »Crucial Conversation Skills for Working with System Involved Youth and Foster Families

Date: 10/22/2021, 12:00 pm—4:00 pm
County: Training Offerings
CEUs: 3.5
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Phone: 510-482-2244
Virtual Instructor Led Training

Individuals infrequently have the knowledge and understanding of how to effectively communicate what they want and need without a “blow up”. Giving individuals basic knowledge of how to have a crucial conversation creates an opportunity for families to establish effective communication and create resolutions together instead of separating. Foundational knowledge will be presented for how to effectively communicate from the “pool of shared meaning” which establishes a “base camp” from where communication can begin as well as a place of safety to where they can return.

Participants will learn how to avoid communicating from a place of reactivity. Techniques and practices will be shared for supporting System Involved Youth and foster families in understanding, interpreting and communicating about emotional experiences, dissonant feelings (depression, anger, and anxiety) and trauma. Participants will learn how to recognize triggers and maintain a place of “safety” while communicating. Interactive and experiential techniques will be explored and demonstrated. This course is interactive and not advised for passive participants.