The Columbia/Boone County Public Well being and Human Companies Division has introduced that they are going to be providing free on-line coaching for his or her “College of Arduous Talks” program. This program focuses on enhancing communication expertise for households, particularly focusing on dad and mom of teenagers and adults with psychological well being and substance abuse situations. This system makes use of a communication fashion referred to as motivational interviewing, which is often utilized by well being professionals to encourage life-style modifications. Contributors in this system will be taught expertise corresponding to approaching matters with curiosity, asking good questions, listening rigorously, repeating again what they heard, and providing options successfully.
The “College of Arduous Talks” program will consist of 4 components and shall be held on-line by way of Zoom. The coaching will happen on Tuesday evenings from 6 to eight p.m. on October 3, 10, 17, and 24. You will need to notice that registration is open to all grownup residents of Boone County, however there are restricted openings obtainable.