There are lots of general, transferable skills that we all use in social work communication all the time. The resources listed here all have some great suggestions about what this might look like and how we might do it better, and some have specific chapters too on communicating with children.
There are also a range of specialist books, articles, websites and tools that can be used to facilitate communication with children. Rather than trying to repeat all of the good advice and information here, we have simply suggested an indicative reading list and selected some resources that we think may be especially useful.
Finally, there are some resources that are simply too important to miss – key social work texts that are not specifically about communication, but which provide information and ideas that affect all our practice with children and families.
If you want to find out more about the theoretical ideas that underpin our approach to communicating with children, please go to the section on the Child-Case-Context model.