Communicating with children

Ensuring that the child’s voice is heard is key to good practice, and the communication skills of children’s workers can make all the difference in whether this is achieved. This skills-based, experiential training will explore the therapeutic role of direct work and play when working and building trust with vulnerable children, young people and their families.
Course Information

Course Information

Communicating with children

Course Overview

The training incorporates supportive play activities that can then be used by participants in their own organisations when undertaking direct work.

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Have an understanding of how the language we use as adults can impact on a child’s experience.
  • Gain an overview of child development in relation to communication.
  • Developed creative ways to communicate with children.
  • Understand why children play, different types of play and how this can be used to engage with children.

This course can be customised to suit the particular needs of your organisation and those you work with. We encourage participants to consider not only their individual role and responsibilities in relation to the subject, but also to look at the subject from a multi-agency perspective. We use best practice and research examples throughout and encourage participants to develop a reflective and safe approach to their practice.

This course works well alongside our In Our Shoes course which is concerned with the challenges practitioners face when seeking to ensure that the voice of the child is considered. Ask us about discounts for multiple course bookings.

Please contact us to find out more.