ESCB Training: Preparing for Difficult Conversations, 7th February 2024, 9.30am-12.30pm (virtual)

Closes 31 Jan 2024

Opened 10 Jan 2022


Please ensure you have read the ESCB Charging and Cancellation policy before completing this application, as non-attendance or late-notice cancellation will result in a charge. 

Target audience: Those working within level 1 and 2 of the windscreen of need/supporting children and families with early help.  This workshop is aimed at those who work with children and families in Essex.

This is a workshop for building your confidence in preparing and holding challenging conversations using cycles of change theory, motivational interviewing and early help resources.There will be some element of small group work during this session where role play maybe used and we will expect our attendees to fully participate in this.

The learning outcomes are as follows:

  • Being able to identify where a family/individual may be at in their own cycle of change and how to frame your conversations using this theory.
  • Using Motivational interviewing to engage a family/individual in change talk and planning.
  • Feeling comfortable in setting the scene and having a difficult conversation using the skills and strategies shared throughout the workshop.


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Support for children