Building Trust, Motivating Change
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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

This course taught me so much. There was so much useful information that I know I need to practice. I especially appreciated the examples of how to talk respectfully and deliberately with teens to be able to work towards a needed change.
I. Delgado

The information was very helpful with suggestions on how to talk to and respond to my foster daughter. 
M. & B.

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This class explores how to engage teens in behavior change by using the techniques of motivational interviewing (MI), including:

  • building trust

  • the components of MI

  • change talk

2 credit hours,
$10.00 per person