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Following Dr. Stefania Maggi and Dr. Sebastiano Pocchi's highly anticipated conference session at the biennial Together for Families Conference, we're thrilled to bring you a deeper dive into effective parent-child communication. This new series will introduce you to the concept of Active Empathic Listening (AEL) over the course of four webinars focused on sharing evidence-based information on the life-changing impact of this dimension of human communication on a child's development.
Anyone working with young children knows how critical the early years are to healthy child development. Every interaction we have with young children is an opportunity to make a difference in their life.
In this 90min webinar, participants will learn how being an active and empathic listener can be a life altering experience for young children. To demonstrate the life changing power of conversation, the presenters will discuss the neuroscientific and psychological literature on Active Empathic Listening (AEL) and its impact on the developing brain. Participants will also learn effective listening strategies known to enhance children’s communication abilities in diverse socio-economic contexts.
Why is Active Empathic Listening important to your work?
AEL supports the optimal development of children while contributing to the growth of compassionate, open-minded, and respectful individuals that possess the socio-emotional skills required to thrive in their personal and professional lives and positively contribute to society at large.
Certificates of participation will be provided to those who complete the live webinar.
You'll be able to describe young children's capacity for meaningful communication.
Recognize the multiple forms of young children's communication (e.g., drawing, playing, body language).
Confidently discuss scientific evidence on the effects of Active Empathic Listening (AEL) on child development and the developing brain.
Effectively identify strategies for the best conversational approaches with young children.
If you have direct interactions with children as part of your work, then this session is for you! You'll gain invaluable insights from this session. Your job title might be:
· Family support worker
· Child and youth worker
· Early childhood educator, kindergarten, primary, or middle school teacher
· Social worker or social services support worker
· Nurse, pediatrician, family doctor, or health care support worker
· Family mediator, legal counsel, or family law practitioner
Our speakers are internationally recognized researchers.
Dr. Stefania Maggi
Dr. Sebastiano Pocchi (he/him)
Researcher & Science