Fri, Jan 14|
Ask for What You Want and Need – Communication Skills for System Involved Transition Age Youth
Michele and Tory Ponsford
Time & Location
Jan 14, 2022, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST
About the Event
Michele and Tory Ponsford
It is common that system involved Transition Age Youth find it challenging to ask for what they want and need, especially without getting triggered by their emotions and feelings. We can support these youth by developing an understanding of how to successfully ask for wants and needs as well as apply a practical system of techniques to achieve their goals.
In this class participants will learn how to support youth in having an understanding that it’s natural to have wants and needs, how to identify wants and needs, and as how emotions can affect this process. Techniques will be offered which will support system involved transition age youth to develop simple communication skills and achieve their wants and needs.
· Participants will gain knowledge about how to support system involved Transition Age Youth (TAY) to have conversations around what they want and need, while maintaining a safe experience for everyone involved.
· Participants will gain knowledge of how to support system involved TAY to find the “common bond” while maintaining safety.
· Participants will learn how emotions and feelings play an important part of maintaining safety in conversations about wants and needs.
· Participants will learn strategies to teach system involved TAY how respond, instead of react, to their emotions and feelings while asking for what they want and need.
12:00-12:55pm Overview of Asking for What You Want and Need Conversation.
12:55-1:05pm Break (CEUs will not be offered during this time)
1:05-1:55pm Overview of the Impact of Emotions on Conversations
1:55-2:05pm Break (CEUs will not be offered during this time)
2:05-2:55pm Techniques to Respond to Emotions
2:55-3:05pm Break (CEUs will not be offered during this time)
3:05-3:50pm I Lack Chart Activity
3:50-4:00pm Question & Answers & Evaluations
Meet Our Trainer
Tory Ponsford is the Co-Founder of Evolution Consulting Firm. He brings over 25 years of professional experience to the team. His focus throughout his career has been primarily on Finance and Small Business Development. Over the last several years, Tory has developed his understanding of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and it’s importance in the business context. Tory specializes in teaching individuals how to develop Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and optimally utilize EQ development to improve overall professional performance. Working with leadership teams to integrate all aspects of business intelligence has been a key focus for Tory. Tory is a Certified Awakening Excellence Instructor with the Total Integration Institute.
Michele Ponsford is the Co-Founder of Evolution Consulting Firm. She has developed her career in the San Francisco Bay Area over the past 20 years. Her experience in Business Management has deepened her understanding of the value of breathing humanity and morality into business globally. Consulting with businesses to evolve into purpose driven entities has become her current passion. Michele specializes in teaching conscious business communication techniques, creating healthy business cultures & relationships as well as implementing core values into systems & operations. Michele is a Certified Awakening Excellence Instructor with the Total Integration Institute.
This course meets the qualifications for (3.5) BBS CEUs for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.