Communicating Effectively with Vulnerable Children and Young People
The University of Kent
  • Start Date: 06 Jul, 2020
  • 4 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Discover tools and techniques to engage effectively with vulnerable children and young people.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

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.


The course is aimed at anyone working with vulnerable children and young people. It is also suited to foster carers keen to improve their communication skills.


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

The University of Kent

The University of Kent, the UK’s European University, is one of the country’s most dynamic universities. Established in 1965, it now has 19,850 students studying at its various campuses including Canterbury, Medway and Tonbridge in the picturesque south-east of England (close to London) and its European sites in Brussels, Paris, Athens and Rome.

The University is a major educational, economic and cultural force throughout its region and has well-established external networks and partnerships with leading universities in Europe and around the world, providing students with opportunities to study and work abroad.

Ranked in the Top 20 of UK universities (16th in the Guardian University Guide 2016), Kent has an established reputation for the quality of its research; confirmed by its excellent performance (17th in the UK) in the most recent Research Assessment Framework (REF) where all its academic schools were found to be engaged in research of international and world-class standing.

Students consistently rank Kent as offering one of the best student experiences in the UK and it achieved an overall satisfaction rate of 90% and above in the National Student Survey.

 

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

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