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Mon, May 15


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Becoming an Ally for Those That Support System Involved LGBTQ+ Youth towards Positive Outcomes

Robert Dousa

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Becoming an Ally for Those That Support System Involved LGBTQ+ Youth towards Positive Outcomes
Becoming an Ally for Those That Support System Involved LGBTQ+ Youth towards Positive Outcomes

Time & Location

May 15, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Robert Dousa

Training Description

One of the most significant challenges for those supporting LGBTQ+ system involved youth who have experienced social-emotional health disparities is to effectively engage them in managing their energy in the face of being burdened by responses to trauma or discrimination. In this training, we will explore how to enhance our capacity to support LGBTQ+ system involved youth by learning how to be an effective ally for System involved LGBTQ+ Youth and coach them on how to advocate for themselves in school, work, and life to attain improved outcomes. Practicing and sharing the methods outlined by this workshop will allow us to improve the practice of how we empower and support LGBTQ+ system-involved youth and families.

Learning Objective

● Participants will be able to identify at least 2 critical, historical aspects of LGBTQ+ life that support LGBTQ+ system-involved youth to be offered greater societal inclusion.

● Participants will be able to identify at least 2 gender spectrum inclusion practices that strengthen LGBTQ+ system-involved youth to meet their emotional needs.

● Participants will be able to identify at least 2 supportive practices for becoming an ally to LGBTQ+ system involved youth.


10:00-10:30am  Sign-in, Introduction, Create LGBTQ+ Agreements, and explore a Brief History of LGBTQ people and their Common Struggle.

10:30-1045am  Learn how to identify and remove one’s own bias, Understanding the Language of Identity, Pronouns, and How to Address Folks of the Gender Spectrum in order to foster greater outcomes for LGBTQ+ system-involved youth.

10:45-11:30am  Learn & roleplay the transformational practice of how to support LGBTQ+ System Involved Youth to advocate for inclusive workplaces thatsupport system Involved youth’s social and emotional development and wellbeing and strengthen their resilience and ability to heal from traumatic events and lead a meaningful life.

11:30-11:55am  Explore setting up a Building a Becoming an Ally to LGBTQ+ Personal Checklist while roleplaying with colleagues in support of guiding LGBTQ+ System Involved Youth to lead a life with meaningful future building engagement.

11:55am-12pm  Wrap Up & Closing

Meet Our Trainer

Mr. Robert Dousa is the founding Managing General Partner of Independent Strengths Building Consulting. This business includes: Individual Anger Management & Addictive Behavior Recovery Coaching, Conducting training of: Situational Leadership/Strengths-Based Life Skills Coaching, Brief Intervention & Motivational Interviewing, Drug, Anger Management, & Family interventions, Neuroscience-Based Leadership & Rapport Building, & Organizational Prevention Strategy Consultation, & Mandated Reporter Training for CA. Mr. Robert Dousa's full time position is the  Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs Program Manager of Intervention and Prevention for the Behavioral Health Department of the Oakland Unified School District, CA. This program includes managing the prevention and intervention of substance abuse of all tobacco, alcohol, and drugs from Oakland’s 85 public schools, K-12. Robert Dousa has served in this capacity for the Oakland Unified School District since 2005 and prior to that served as a substance abuse counselor in school districts in Alameda County, CA.

This course meets the qualifications for (2.0) BBS CE hours 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.

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