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April 8, 2022


6 months


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6 months

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In some people's eyes, the development of relationships is a good end in itself, as it is in relationships that we express our humanity. Young people with few good-quality relationships in their lives often find that entering into informal relationships with adults who respect, accept, like and really listen to them is a new life experience.


These relationships can offer the young people new perspectives on approaching, developing, and managing quality relationships of their own. This course, Professional relationships with young people, explores different approaches in developing relationships and working practices that can inform work with young people.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:
  • Identify the importance of developing positive professional relationships with young people
  • Recognize the qualities and attitudes which support the development of professional and helping relationships
  • Describe what a ‘good’ professional relationship is, and some ways to develop them
  • Demonstrate awareness that ending relationships positively is as important as planning to develop relationships.

Course Curriculum

    • Professional and/or helping relationships 01:10:00
    • Relationships in practice 00:20:00
    • Young people’s needs, interests and concerns 01:00:00
    • Roles and activities for building relationships 01:00:00
    • Skills in relationship building 00:20:00
    • Challenges in relationship building 02:00:00
    • The stages of relationships 01:00:00
    • Endings are as important as beginnings 01:00:00
    • Conclusion 00:10:00

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