Effective communication and engagement

As a health professional working with children, you will already know the importance of good communication. For those children and young people admitted with self-harm, there is typically feelings of shame which can be heightened when being on a ward. This can be worsened by the actions of people caring for them, but equally it can be made easier.

While there are many subtleties to communication with children and young people, you may find the following strategies helpful to become a more confident and effective communicator.

Activity: Selecting Strategies

Pick at least 3 strategies from the categories below that could be incorporated into your practice. These strategies can be printed at the end of this training.

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