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CW203 Child Welfare II - Advanced Communication Strategies
This module focuses on effective communication skills, motivational interviewing from a strength-based approach, communication with different populations, and how confidentiality affects all communication. The act of communicating takes at least two people: the sender of a message and the receiver of a message. People communicate through words, actions, facial expressions, pictures and signs. It is important to know how to effectively communicate with the individuals you serve as well as with other people within your environment. 
Course Objective
• Define communication, including the reasons we communicate and barriers to effective communication. 
• Identify effective communication strategies that can be used at different levels of the organization.
• Identify your personal values and how they affect your relationships with the people you work with. 
• Describe effective communication skills for communicating respectfully with or about clients. 
• Comprehend the principles of confidentiality and how they affect communication. 
Intended Audience
Direct support professionals, case managers, nursing assistants, health aides 
Author Bio
The Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc. also known as Providers’ Council is a statewide association of health and human service agencies. Founded in 1975, the Providers' Council is the state's largest human service trade association and is widely recognized as the official voice of the private human service provider industry. Providers’ Council founded and deployed the first online curriculum and credential programs for direct support professionals and continues to enhance this curriculum with current data and workforce practices.
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