18 Apr Rapport
Rapport – the magic of connection
Rapport is a connection, especially harmonious, or a sympathetic relationship. More simply thought of as what happens when two people click͟— they connect, interact well, and respond to each other favorably.
For a young person to feel rapport with boarding staff, they will need to feel a connection, feel understood and feel their concerns are highly regarded. When a point in the relationship is reached where a flow of information is happening naturally, that is called rapport.
Rapport is not synonymous with affection, and indeed a young person doesn’t have to like you to feel a rapport with you. However, they must feel safe and respected.