4 Essential Keys To Effective Communication in Love, Life, Work – Anywhere
Tips and skills that will allow individuals to enhance their communication skills.
Better Small Talk: Talk to Anyone, Avoid Awkwardness, Generate Deep Conversations, and Make Real Friends
A book to help improve small talk with verbal maneuvers for any phase of conversation
Compassionate Conversations: How to Speak and Listen from the Heart
A guide for engaging in open and honest conversations
Conversation starters for direct work with children and young people: guidance and activities for talking about difficult subjects
A workbook that helps adults begin conversations with young children about difficult topics.
Call#: HV 1421 .T135 2018
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High, 3rd Edition
A book to help ensure crucial conversations are delt with appropriately and effectively
Dare to lead : brave work, tough conversations, whole hearts
This book is about leadership and taking the responsibility to recognize the different potential in people and ideas and then enhance that potential.
Call#: HD 57.7 .B8121 2018
Developing Coaching Skills: A Concise Introduction
A concise overview of how life coaching works and how to develop the skills necessary to do so.
Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most
A step-by-step approach on how to have difficult conversations in a less stressful way.
Difficult Conversations: Kill the Anxiety. Get What You Want.
Difficult Conversations Just for Women gives you the wording, clear instructions, tried-and-true advice, and hand-holding you need to feel confident before, during, and after difficult conversations. Learn to navigate confrontations effectively as a woman
How to Have Difficult Conversations: The essential guide for having tough conversations when they are necessary
Addressing how to have difficult conversations with what to say and what not to say.
How to Have Impossible Conversations: A Very Practical Guide
A self-help book to aid in effective arguments and persuasion.
How to have incredible conversations with your child: a book to use together
A step-by-step structured guide on how to build connections with your child that helps to strengthen relationships and conversation.
Call#: HQ 755.85 .G4886 2022
How To Have That Difficult Conversation: Mastering the Essential Skills for Having Honest and Meaningful Discussion in Challenging Times
A book with tips and ways to practically have difficult conversations in a positive manner.
How to Talk to Anyone About Anything: Improve Your Social Skills, Master Small Talk, Connect Effortlessly, and Make Real Friends
This book covers what it takes to become a better communicator and the way to become more skilled at having and holding conversations.
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life
This book discusses the importance of nonviolent communication and what goes into it.
Rest Play Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers
This book covers topics that involve understanding children from a science and relational development approach.
Videos and Media
A brief overview of how to have difficult conversations and a list of important things to remember.
This video shows 4 techniques that will help you build your confidence and improve a difficult conversation
A light-hearted Ted Talk about making difficult conversations easy
Difficult conversations are hard ‐ knowing the right words to use to defuse inevitable tensions makes
An in-depth overview of having a difficult conversation with Adar Cohen who has a PhD in leading tough conversations
This presentation by Adar Cohen will explore difficult conversations — the costs of avoiding them, the benefits of having them, & the three simple rules to leading them successfully
The CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
This site provides resources for families and caregivers of children birth to age three.
This article discusses communication skills and guidance for neonatal nurses when they have to discuss difficult topics with parents.
20 tips and explanations for parents who have a child with special needs.
Center for Creative Leadership (2023)
A straightforward, easy-to-understand step-by-step process to tackle difficult conversations
The Mighty (2022)
5 tips on how to talk to parents when you have a suspicion that their child might have special needs.
A Guide For Success States tips and an infographic to help with having difficult conversations with parents
Tips for parents and a video with helpful information from doctors to help aid in having a hard conversation with a child
Richard Devine’s Social Work (2021)
An article and a short series of videos that help viewers understand how to have a meaningful difficult conversation.
American Psychological Association (2015)
A guide on how to talk about difficult topics with children
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2023)
It is an interactive website where parents or childcare professionals can learn how to talk about their child’s development and possible delay. It states 4 objectives and allows them to take a quiz to test their knowledge.
Center for Parent Information and Resources
This article covers common feelings parents have during this time as well as actions they can take to help them get through what they may be feeling.