Tue, Nov 15|
Engaging Caregivers as Partners in Supporting System Involved Youth
Time & Location
Nov 15, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
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 to enhance our capacity to support the caregivers of system involved youth by exploring how to utilize pertinent Caregiver Engagement techniques that build the framework for ongoing engagement towards redirecting the caregiver energy towards theirs and their children’s emotional development and wellbeing, as well as foster their resilience to be able to heal from traumatic events and lead a meaningful life. Practicing and sharing the methods outlined by this workshop will allow us to deepen our effectiveness with system-involved youth and their families while supporting them towards healthier lifestyles and will help improve the practice of how we empower system-involved youth and families.
● Participant will be able to identify at least 1 energy management approach that fosters the alliance with system-involved youth and their caregivers.
● Participant will be able to explain how Caregiver Engagement Strategies work to redirect the system-involved youth and their caregivers’ energy towards behavioral change that strengthen their own protective factors and change problematic behaviors.
● Participant will be able to identify processes that enhance their ability to apply Caregiver Engagement Strategies to support system-involved youth and their caregivers towards improved outcomes which will foster their resilience and help them heal from traumatic events.
10:00-10:05am Sign-in and Introduction
10:05-10:15am A sampling of energy management approaches that foster the alliance with system-involved youth and their caregivers.
10:15-10:30am Learn Caregiver Engagement Strategies and how they work to redirect the system-involved youth and their caregivers’ energy towards behavioral changes that strengthen their own protective factors and help change problematic behaviors
10:30-10:50am Learn processes that enhance the Clinician’s ability to apply Caregiver Engagement Strategies to support system-involved youth and their caregivers towards improved outcomes which will foster their resilience and help them heal from traumatic events.
10:50-11:50am Explore Caregiver Engagement Strategies while roleplaying with colleagues and how it works to build rapport and redirect the system-involved youth and their caregivers’ energy towards behavioral change
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.