Ask-Listen-Encourage

Do you communicate with youth in a way that makes them feel supported and heard? This training will provide communication techniques that help you to build more supportive, youth-centered relationships. You will learn how to ask effective questions, to listen actively to youth and offer youth encouragement rather than praise.

 

Core Competencies Addressed
Core Knowledge Area – Learning Environment and Curriculum:
4.B: Design and implement a curriculum to enhance cognitive development – Entry Level and Level 1.
4.C: Design and implement a curriculum to support social and emotional development – Entry Level and Level 1.

 

Primary QIS Scales Addressed
Supportive Environment:
II-K: Staff support youth with encouragement.

 

Training Objectives
Participants will:
a. Explain the concept of positive, purposeful interaction with youth.
b. Name the characteristics of effective questions.
c. Define the concept of active listening.
d. Summarize the characteristics of effective positive responses to youth and their work.