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Uphold children's rights 

by expanding your skill set.


Event Description:  

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

Anyone working with young children knows how critical the early years are to healthy child development. Every interaction we have with young children is an opportunity to make a difference in their life. 

In this 90min webinar, participants will learn how being an active and empathic listener can be a life altering experience for young children. To demonstrate the life changing power of conversation, the presenters will discuss the neuroscientific and psychological literature on Active Empathic Listening (AEL) and its impact on the developing brain. Participants will also learn effective listening strategies known to enhance children’s communication abilities in diverse socio-economic contexts. 

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.


Participants of this webinar will be automatically entered to win 4 packs of Activity Cards ($120) + 10 limited edition printed copies of Play Magazine Issue:2 ($50)!


How to Have Life Changing Conversations with Young Children

  • Thursday May 25 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Zoom
    Online Event