Special Event: Strategic communication to build rapport with students
Submitted by Kathy_Tracey on February 9, 2020 - 5:51pm
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Join the LINCS Community Professional Development and Correctional and Reentry Education Groups for a discussion about strategic communication approaches designed to build rapport and connection with their students while maintaining professional boundaries. Many adult learners live in, or come from, high crisis environments that include poverty, trauma, and disrupted relationships and have developed mal-adaptive ways to communicate with others.
This discussion will help participants identify the appropriate levels of disclosure with learners, as well as how to utilize specific interventions to teach learners new and healthier ways to communicate. Guest Tracy Palecek will demonstrate her communication approach through exploration of three levels of disclosure:
Level 1: discussion of facts and information;
Level 2: discussion of thoughts and emotions; and
Level 3: discussing personal thoughts and emotions.
We will begin with an interview tomorrow, discussing the effective communication strategies and you can prepare by reviewing the LINCS Resource, Yes I Can: A Mental Health Guide for Adult Literacy Facilitators.
Think about the challenges our students have. Are they 'over' disclosing' due to mental health, or are their other issues?
I'm looking forward to the conversation,