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Comprehensive, Culturally Approriate, and Competency-Based Workforce Development.
Negotiation Skills with Non-Minor Dependent Youth eLearning
Level: Advanced Practice – Lineworker and Supervisor
Intended Audience: Social Workers and Supervisors who work with older teens and Non-Minor Dependents
Description of Course: The course will over Negotiation strategies for working with this population. This is Part 1 of a three part training on this topic.
Identify at least two difficulties and successes they have experienced with NMDs and negotiating case plan goals.
Identify differences between Emotion Coaching, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused questioning and when each strategy is most useful in working with Non-Minor Dependents (NMDs).
Identify how acting as a “consultant” can enhance the relationship between social worker and NMD.
Appreciate how assisting a youth (using Motivational Interviewing) to explore their own values can help a NMD to develop discrepancy between their current behaviors and future goals.
Value how assisting a youth to develop their own discrepancy will enhance a NMD’s
commitment to making healthier choices.
Assessing “where the client is” in terms of setting goals and working towards those goals.
Choosing a differentiated response based on the individual needs of clients.
Recognizing that Adolescence has been re-defined and stretched out in our society and that Extended Foster Care is an opportunity to have a positive influence with
young people, as long as we can be seen as a good “consultant.”
What researchers are learning about effective strategies to use in helping teens and
young adults thrive and strengthen their own “decision-making muscles.”