Listening and talking to children: Developing emotionally literate relationships in social work practice

28/03/2023 14:00 - 15:00

This session will explore research that highlights the challenges social workers face communicating with children in their everyday practice and outline the opportunities open to them to develop emotionally literate relationships with children. Adopting an experiential approach, the session will demonstrate how using a resource specifically designed to promote the emotional and social wellbeing of children can equip social workers to practice creatively and effectively.

Attend this session to:

  • Understand the challenges social workers experience when communicating with children in everyday practice
  • Recognise the elements of effective communicative practice with children
  • Experience how using Kitbag, a resource for developing children’s emotional and social wellbeing, can build confidence in social work practice with children

Gillian Ruch, director, Centre for Social Work Innovation and Research, University of Sussex