Get listening: building healthy relationships with children and young people
About this event
It is very important to listen well, particularly when children feel the need to talk to someone in a safe and confidential environment.
This interactive training workshop will explore the positive impacts of active listening on your communication with the children, young people and families you work with, and will provide you with the necessary skills to build healthy relationships.
- Using listening to reflect on your relationships
- Considering what has shaped how you listen and respond, and when listening can be difficult
- Drawing on skills learned in different contexts.
Marie Ogilvie, Listen Well Scotland
After being introduced to the foundations of Effective Listening towards the end of a clinical academic career in medical virology, Marie went on to become a volunteer Tutor and Listener with Listen Well Scotland. She has gained wider experience, on both theoretical and practical aspects in this field, as an examiner for the credit-rated components of the certificated courses, and as a supervisor of Registered Listeners. Marie also assists with the development of Listening Time for You (LT4U) in different community settings, and recruitment and training of new volunteers, particularly for listening in schools.