It all comes back to the nature of the relationship. It’s the experience of the relationship that's the most influential element of helping others grow and thrive. Yet that’s the element so often neglected. Rigid and behavioral approaches fall short when what people really need is the experience of a supportive, restorative connection. These conversations will show you how.
Through a series of recorded conversations with experienced interdisciplinary practitioners in the Child and Youth Care field, this course surveys the dynamics of a relational approach to empowering young people and students. Course components include eleven recorded instructional modules, course workbook, multiple-choice exam, course evaluation, and certificate of completion.
Educational Goals: Through this course participants will deepen their understanding of the characteristics of a relational child and youth care approach and increase their capacity to support students and young people within the context of their daily lives.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this course participants will be able to: (1) Identify three methods to establish trust and emotional safety with young people; (2) List three elements of reciprocity in the shared relational space with young people; and (3) Describe three strategies to nurture resilience in young people.
The Art of Relational Care is a self-paced on-demand course. You have full access to the course materials as soon as you sign up. You can study and review them at the pace that's most comfortable for you.
Youth Services Director (Manitoba, Canada)
Leon Fulcher, Ph.D.
University Professor (retired) & Cross-Cultural Practice Consultant (Hawke's Bay, New Zealand)
Okpara Rice, MSW
CEO & Social Worker (Iowa, USA)
Cultural Educator & Youth Worker (Ontario, Canada)
Thom Garfat, Ph.D.
Author & Child/Youth Care Consultant (Quebec, Canada)
Kelsie Tatum Martinez, Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist (California, USA)
CEO & Human Service Advocate (New South Wales, Australia)
Werner van de Westhuizen, MA, CHt
Clinical Social Worker & Therapist (Eastern Cape, South Africa)
Whether it's a first connection or reconnection, the way we show up in our relationships can pave the way for deeper connections. In this first part of the course, you'll learn ways to connect, build trust, and establish feelings of safety.
For better or worse, each encounter we have with another person has an impact on their life. In this second part of the course, you'll learn how to be mindful of your own internal process and how attending to the relational space itself can shape it to be one that nurtures new growth and learning.
Every kid has the inner resources they need to live out their lives successfully. In this third part of the course, you'll explore how to create the conditions - in the context of your relationship - for them to access their strengths, desires, and future.
In two bonus sessions on the topics of love and perspective, James Freeman is joined by Werner van der Westhuizen (Eastern Cape, South Africa), Martin Stabrey (Western Cape, South Africa), Simon Walsh (New South Wales, Australia) and Kelsey Hagen (Nova Scotia, Canada).