Navigating Difficult Conversations with Students and Parents
Session Description: Discuss strategies for navigating difficult conversations with students and parents that will reduce your stress level and keep your relationships with families intact.
Recognizing that a student may be struggling with their mental or behavioral health requires that staff, teachers, and even the school counselor get involved in contacting the family to discuss concerns and suggest outside services. However, discussions around mental and behavioral health can be difficult for a variety of reasons such as the familyís receptivity of the concern, the parenting style and involvement of the parent, and the parentís own mental health. Join TŠmara Hill as she discusses strategies for navigating difficult conversations with students and parents. You will also learn techniques for starting and ending these discussions that will reduce your stress level and keep your relationships with families intact.
Assessment: Participants will join a collaborative backchannel chat and discuss how to navigate difficult conversations with students and parents to demonstrate their understanding of the session objective and reflect on their learning.