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Fri, Feb 10


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Co-constructing a Vision Plan with System Involved Youth Based on their Strengths and Passions

Robert Dousa

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Co-constructing a Vision Plan with System Involved Youth Based on their Strengths and Passions

Time & Location

Feb 10, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST

Online Event

About the Event

Robert Dousa

Training Description

One of the most significant challenges for those supporting system involved youth is to effectively engage system involved youth and help them build constructive, transformational behaviors that are sustainable and lead to healthy community engagement and improved outcomes. In this training, we will explore how to enhance our capacity to support system involved youth by exploring how Co-constructing a Vision Plan with System Involved Youth Based on Their Strengths & Passions (which are especially designed for supporting disengaged transition age youth) can prepare us to foster alliance and promote young people’s emotional development and wellbeing as well as strengthen their ability to heal from traumatic events and lead a meaningful life. Practicing and sharing the methods outlined by this workshop will allow us to improve the practice of how we empower system-involved youth.

Learning Objective

● Participants will be able to identify at least 2 approaches for a Strengths Discussion that fosters the alliance with system-involved youth.

● Participants will be able to identify and apply at least 2 methods of Identifying a Youth’s Passion that support system involved youth towards success. 

● Participants will be able to identify at least 2 functions of Vision Planning that aid in providing support for system-involved youth.


10:00-10:05am Sign-in and Introduction

10:05-10:40am Learn the function of Strengths-Based Identification and how it can aid in providing support for system-involved youth by strengthening their own protective factors

10:40-11:00am Learn how to Identify Youth Passion that enhance the ability to support disengaged system-involved youth towards improved outcomes that foster resilience and help them heal from traumatic events.

11:00-11:50am Explore Vision Planning Utilizing Strengths and Passions through roleplay with colleagues

11:50-12:00pm 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) 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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