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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.”