It can be challenging for a parent to open up a conversation with any youth about behavior issues, but it can be especially difficult for a parent of a youth who has experienced trauma. This course, developed for parents of teens, explores how they can use motivational interviewing techniques to help build trust with the youth in their home, engage them in conversation, and encourage behavior change.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
understand how to build trust with youth
describe the three components of motivational interviewing
understand how to use the OARS skills of open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections, and summaries
recognize change talk
2 credit hours, $10.00 per person.
This class explores how to engage teens in behavior change by using the techniques of motivational interviewing (MI), including:
the components of MI
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