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Module: 3.2.1 Building Authentic Relationships with Families

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This module was developed as part of the California Department of Education/Child Development Division School-Age Training Project, was revised in 2017 to incorporate specific language, examples and tips for summer and year-round learning programs and revised in 2019 to incorporate language to support mental health and wellness.

During this training, participants will explore what it means to build authentic relationships with families, practice the foundational the skills needed to do this and explore biases that might prohibit them from developing authentic relationships with families. 

In this training participants will:

Content Overview:

Foundations for Authentic Relationships

Participants will explore the foundational tenants of building authentic relationships. 

Understanding Our Biases Toward Families

Our biases can be a barrier to building relationships with families. Participants will explore how to account and address their biases to overcome this barrier. 

The Art of Listening

Participants will take time to practice engaged listening, which is a foundational skill needed to build authentic relationships with families.

Opportunities to Build Relationships

Participants identify the different opportunities they have to build relationships with families and what they may need to be most effective when building relationships with families.

Training Length: 2 hours

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