Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

Making sense of the social world


Free Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) with Futurelearn now live!

31 July 2018

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The Centre for Child Protection is pleased to announce that this MOOC is now available for your to book your place.

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

Book your place now ready for 1st October start.

Contact us with any questions.

best wishes

Karen Paine

 

 

Telephone: +44(0)1227 823072 Fax: +44(0)1227 827005 or email us

SSPSSR, Faculty of Social Sciences, Cornwallis North East, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NF

Last Updated: 14/12/2017