How Educators Can Employ Motivational Interviewing Techniques With Reluctant Parents

Brief Description Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a client-centered, directive method designed to enhance client motivation for behavior change. It focuses on exploring and resolving ambivalence by increasing intrinsic motivation to change. MI can be used by itself, as well as in combination with other treatments. It has been utilized in pretreatment work to engage and […]

Sexual Abuse: How to Keep Your Children Safe

  A parent’s usual go-to phrase to arm their young children with tools to protect them from kidnapping, and other ‘stranger-danger’ is: “Don’t talk to strangers.” This warning catch-phrase doesn’t work because the overwhelming majority of abusers are parents, relatives, family friends, teachers, church members, clergy or other individuals known to the child. The Child Welfare […]