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Feb2022.The How of Navigating Challenging Conversations

Wednesday February 16, 2022 12:00-1:30 PM ET

Perspective-taking and having a strengths-based mindset help us recognize and elevate what each person brings to the conversation. Come explore strengths-based strategies we can use to build trust with families every day and during times when conversations may be challenging.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Workshop on Wednesday February 16, 2022 12:00-1:30 PM ET
Live Spanish Translation Available!
Can’t attend the live workshops? Register to access the recordings! All registrants will have access to the webinar recording for 30 days.

# of hours:
1.5 - clock hour certificate will be provided

Professionals who work with families of young children, including child care educators, family child care providers, home visitors, pediatricians, early intervention educators, and more.

Number of participants:
Maximum of 500

$35/webinar or $90 for all 3 Webinars
BTC Learning Network Member Price: $33/webinar or $85 for all 3
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This workshop is a part of the Navigating Challenging Conversations: Why, What, and How workshop series.

Want to purchase a group of seats for your staff or grantees? Contact us!

Finding it hard to bring up sensitive topics with families or colleagues? You’re not alone.

As professionals working with families of young children, including early childhood educators, family, and center-based child care providers, home visitors, pediatric health providers, and early interventionists, and other family facing professionals, we may often feel anxious or at a loss about how to navigate conversations on challenging topics. Yet these are often the most important conversations to have in order to build and maintain trusting relationships with families.

Topics we find challenging to discuss can include child behaviors we find difficult, concerns about a child’s development, family member interactions, and child and family well-being. In this three-part webinar workshop series, we will explore how our perspectives and roles may influence our understanding of those of the children, families, and colleagues we work with. And we’ll reflect together on how our experiences, and our backgrounds – racial, cultural, ethnic, socio-economic, educational, and more - shape our perspectives and assumptions, affecting when and how we experience conversations as challenging. We will practice applying a strengths-based approach to effectively engage in challenging conversations.

Come explore why these topics are hard for professionals and families. Learn how we can use perspective-taking to promote productive conversations about challenging topics that strengthen our relationships with the children, families, and colleagues we work with.

Would you like to bring this course or another BTC training to your program, organization, or community? BTC facilitators can offer our courses online to your specific group. We can also customize training to meet your professional learning needs. Contact us today for more information!

Clock Hour Credit: 1.5

  • Live Webinar Zoom Meeting Details
  • Webinar Evaluation - Available Following Live Webinar 100d
  • Webinar Evaluation
  • Evaluación del seminario web (Español)
  • RECORDING: Previously Recorded Workshop
  • GRABACIÓN: Grabación de seminarios web (Español)
Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "Webinar Evaluation"
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever