Session Track

Advocating for Young Children

Experience Level


Session Time

June 16

Navigating conversations with parents and children involved in the child welfare system can be complicated and difficult. Trauma histories often impact their ability to regulate their emotions and retain information. Making it even more complicated, parents often interpret their surroundings and interactions as a threat, whether real or perceived, due to dysregulated stress response systems. This session will help professionals learn how to navigate these difficult conversations through the following strategies:
1. self-regulation
2. recognizing and validating other’s emotions, and
3. maintaining transparency

Learning Objectives

• Be able to recognize how a person’s trauma history impacts their communication skills
• Be able to apply self-regulation strategies in communication with families
• Be able to identify emotional responses in others, and validate their feelings

Intended Audience

Child Welfare Professionals

1:15pm to 3:55pm