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Sharing Sensitive News with Parents

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Regular $84.95
Hanen Member $45.00
Group $595 for a group of 15 ($40 per additional person)

Course Overview

Professionals who work with young children often say that one of the hardest parts of their job is sharing sensitive information with parents about their child’s development. The Sharing Sensitive News e-seminar provides early childhood educators and other professionals with specific strategies for sharing information with parents in a way that emphasizes active listening and promotes positive collaboration. When we share the news in a way that is sensitive, family-centred and respectful of parents’ points of view, we greatly improve the chances for successful collaboration.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this 2 hour e-seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify why information may be difficult for educators to share and difficult for parents to hear.
  • Plan ahead for how to effectively share information with parents.
  • Clearly share information in a way that actively involves parents in the discussion and is sensitive to their feelings and perspective.


Professional Development Hours

  • 2 professional development hours (Not registered for ASHA CEUs)

Presenter Info

Tamara Stein, M.Sc.(A)–SLP(C), is a Program Specialist at The Hanen Centre. She offers Hanen Programs to parents and educators, provides trainings to educators in the city of Toronto, and is an instructor for a number of Hanen e-Seminars.


  • Professionals who work with young children and their families
  • Speech-language pathology and early childhood education students

Note: If you are a parent, this e-Seminar will not meet your learning needs. Find out how Hanen can help you.

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Note: This e-Seminar focuses on the information outlined above, and will include no or limited information about similar products or services.