Responsive Relationships

Course Code: ECAS 5004

Academic Year: 2019-2020

The importance of valuing the strength and capability of families is essential when working with and establishing respectful and responsive relationships with adults and families of children with special needs. Students will apply the principles of family centered practice by demonstrating empathy and an understanding of diversity in family systems. Communication skills and strategies for supporting and enabling and empowering families to build family capacity will be emphasized. Increasing sensitivity and awareness of adults with complex needs, cultural, and contextual sensitivity and impact on the family dynamic will also be addressed.