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Uphold children's rights 

by expanding your skill set.


Event Description:  

This webinar is the first of our four-part series, Active Empathic Listening for Professionals.

Listening is a critical dimension of human communication and a powerful contributor to individual and societal wellbeing. Despite its apparent simplicity, the ability to listen entails complex neural processes and is largely determined by socio-emotional influences.

In this 90min webinar, participants will learn about barriers professionals may face when listening to young children and strategies to overcome such barriers. Participants will also be introduced to the practice of Active Empathic Listening (AEL) which will be discussed in the context of the children’s right framework and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).


Certificates of participation will be provided to those who complete the live webinar.


Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Describe young children’s capacity for meaningful communication
  • Recognize the multiple forms of young children’s communication (e.g., drawing, playing, body language)
  • Discuss the scientific evidence on the effects of Active Empathic Listening (AEL) on child development and the developing brain
  • Identify effective strategies for the best conversational approaches with young children


Recommended Participants:  

  • Anyone whose work requires direct interactions with young children, including (but not limited to):
  • Family support workers
  • Child and youth workers 
  • Early childhood educators, kindergarten, primary, and middle school teachers
  • Social workers and social services support workers 
  • Nurses, pediatricians, family doctors, and health care support workers
  • Family mediators and legal counsels, and family law practitioners 





Webinar Series Description: Active Empathic Listening for Professionals  

Communication between adults and children in the first years of life is crucial for healthy child development and family dynamics. And listening is recognized as one of the fundamental rights of children and adolescents, as expressed in Articles 12 and 13 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Listening to young children is easily overlooked within the family, school, and community contexts, which undermines the ability of young children to meaningfully participate in matters that are important to them.

This webinar series introduces professionals who interact with young people and their families to the concept of Active Empathic Listening (AEL), and provides evidence-based information on the life-changing impact of this dimension of human communication on many aspects of a child’s development. Participants will also learn how to practice AEL when interacting with young children and their families.


 1 free registration for Healthy Together facilitator training ($150 for nonmembers and $75 for members)!


How to Bring Your Listening Skills to the Next Level

  • Thursday Apr 27 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Zoom
    Online Event