The Power of Simple Interactions: Understanding and Promoting Everyday Human Interactions
Serving children and families requires us to understand and address a complex system of challenges and opportunities. It is sometimes difficult to imagine how a single, small, and ordinary moment fits within these complex challenges and rising demands for outcomes, yet such moments are the most essential building blocks of a healthy community. Finding meaningful ways to talk about such moments can be encouraging, enriching, and empowering at every level of a system in service of children, youth, and families. Each simple interaction lays the groundwork for lasting developmental relationships. At the foundation of all healthy human development is the power of human connection – and we will explore the power we have to build connections and contribute to the positive development of those around us.
- Gain a deeper understanding of the role of interactions in human development;
- Identify ways that human interactions can be encouraged and grown across all levels of a system;
- Apply the conceptual foundation of developmental relationships to the everyday practice of supporting the learning and growing of children, families, and colleagues.
Special thanks to event sponsor: Linn County Board of Supervisors.