Online Course » CW103 Child Welfare I - Communication

Course Description:
The act of communicating takes two people: the sender of a message and the receiver of a message. People communicate through words, actions, facial expressions, pictures, and signs. It is important as a Direct Support Professional to know how to effectively communicate with the persons you support as well as with other people within our environment.
Course Objective:
• Identify methods for communicating effectively at all levels of an organization.
• Define communication including the reasons we communicate, behaviors used to communicate, and potential barriers to effective communication.
• Describe your own personal values and understand how they affect your relationships with the people you support.
• Identify strategies for developing effective listening skills.
• Describe effective verbal communication skills for working with children and teens.
Intended Audience:
Direct support professionals, case managers, nursing assistants, health aides 
Author Bio:
The Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc. also known as Providers’ Council is a statewide association of health and human service agencies. Founded in 1975, the Providers' Council is the state's largest human service trade association and is widely recognized as the official voice of the private human service provider industry. Providers’ Council founded and deployed the first online curriculum and credential programs for direct support professionals and continues to enhance this curriculum with current data and workforce practices.
Credits:
1.00
Hours:
1.00
Certificates:
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