I Hear You: Active Listening to Engage Families

November 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Autumn Strausbaugh

Learning from families about what is happening in their lives is crucial to being able to support them. However, sometimes it takes time for families to tell us what is going on. This is where active listening can help. When we listen to understand what is most important to the family, we can join with families in their hopes, dreams, and goals for their child. In this workshop, we explore some specific listening techniques that can help providers deepen their connections with families.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Webinar on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 @ 12:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM PT
Live Spanish translation and closed captioning available!

# 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, infant and early childhood mental health consultants, and more.

What you will learn:

  • Active listening skills, including being present, paraphrasing, and offering engaging questions and statements
  • How active listening supports effective two- way communication

Price: $35/webinar or $150 for all 5 Webinars

BTC Learning Network Member Price: $33/webinar or $145 for all 5
(Click here for information on joining the BTC Learning Network.)

Can’t attend the live workshop? Register to receive access to the recording! All registrants will have access to the workshop recording for 30 days.

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

This course is a part of the Strengths-Based Family Engagement Workshop Series. Building relationships with families is one of the most important things that family-facing providers do. Yet, building collaborative, trusting relationships is not always easy. Research shows that using a strengths-based approach to family engagement supports the well-being of the family.

In this series, you will explore strategies that can help you further cultivate a strengths-based mindset for engaging with families and developing a shared partnership. You can register for each workshop individually or sign up for the whole series.

Would you like to bring this workshop 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 trainings to meet your program’s or organization’s professional learning needs. Contact us today for more information.