Tue, May 30|
Coaching Caregivers of System Involved Youth on What to Know About Illicit Drugs to Guide Their Children Towards Safety
Time & Location
May 30, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
About the Event
One of the most significant challenges for those supporting system involved youth is to effectively engage youth and families and help them build constructive, transformational behaviors that are sustainable and lead to healthy community engagement and improved outcomes for system involved youth. In this training we will explore how Coaching Caregivers on What They Need to Know About Illicit Drugs can prepare them and us to foster young people’s emotional development and wellbeing and strengthen their resilience and 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 and families.
● Participants will be able to identify at least 2 “Drug Talk” Approaches that foster greater outcomes for system-involved youth.
● Participants will be able to identify at least 2 transformational Coaching Parent Activities to be used in supporting the Caregivers of system-involved youth’s emotional development and wellbeing and strengthen their resilience and ability to heal from traumatic events and lead a meaningful life.
● Participants will be able to identify at least 2 Coaching Points to be used in support of the Caregivers of System Involved Youth to guide them to break free of reliance on drug use to self-medicate trauma triggered feelings.
11:00-11:05am Sign-in and Introduction
11:05-1145am Learn a sampling of “Drug Talk” approaches that foster greater outcomes with system-involved youth.
11:45-12:30pm Learn & roleplay transformational Coaching Caregivers Activities to be used in supporting system-involved youth’s emotional development and wellbeing and strengthen their resilience and ability to heal from traumatic events and lead a meaningful life away from drugs.
12:30-12:55pm Explore setting up a Caregiver Coaching Plan while roleplaying with colleagues in support of guiding System Involved Youth to break free of reliance on drug use to self-medicate trauma triggered feelings.
12:55-1:00pm 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.