Communication Competencies

These Core Competencies describe the communication skills needed to provide effective trauma informed, developmentally sensitive services to young children and their families

Professionals will be able to

C1. Develop an interpersonal style that is direct, willing to change as a result of interactions, reflective, engaging, honest, trustworthy, culturally competent and eliminates the use of labels that pathologize

C2. Communicate and collaborate with children, families, professionals and communities to establish supportive relationships for growth and healing.

C3. Accurately perceive, assess, and express emotions and model non-violent ways of communicating those emotions in order to maintain a safe environment for self and others.