WEBINAR: I Hear You: Active Listening to Engage Families

February 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Autumn Strausbaugh

Learning from families what is happening in their lives is crucial to being able to support them. However, sometimes families don’t come out and 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 in that moment, we can join with parents in their hopes, dreams, and goals for their child. In this webinar, we will explore some specific listening techniques that can help providers deepen their connections with parents. You will learn about family engagement strategies for listening actively that you can immediately apply to your work.

Course Format:
Live Interactive Webinar on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:00 PM ET
Live Spanish Translation 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, 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

Number of participants:
Maximum of 500

$30/webinar or $125 for all 5 Webinars

This course is a part of the Strengths-Based Family Engagement Webinar 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 webinar series, you will explore strategies that can help you cultivate a strengths-based mindset for engaging with families and developing a shared partnership. You can register for each webinar individually or sign up for the whole series.

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 community. We can also customize trainings to meet your program’s or organization’s professional development needs. Contact us today for more information: btcsitenetwork@childrens.harvard.edu