Mon, Feb 06|
Establishing Elements of Success in Your Practice of Supporting System Involved Youth
Time & Location
Feb 06, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 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 system involved youth by examining Creative Engagement techniques (especially designed for disengaged TAY youth) that prepare us to foster alliance and promote 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.
● 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 identify at least 2 best practices (elements of success) that prepare oneself for supporting system-involved youth and their caregivers.
● Participant will be able to identify at least 2 Creative Engagement Strategies for disengaged system-involved youth that strengthens their own protective factors and ability to change problematic behaviors.
1:00-1:05pm Sign-in and Introduction
1:05-1:15pm A sampling of energy management approaches that foster the alliance with system-involved youth and their caregivers.
1:15-2:05pm Learn best practices (elements of success) that prepare oneself for supporting system-involved youth including how to strengthen their own protective factors and help change problematic behaviors of TAY.
2:05-2:35pm Learn Creative Engagement Strategies that enhance the ability to support system-involved youth towards improved outcomes through fostering their resilience and help them heal from traumatic events.
2:35-2:50pm Explore Creative 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
2:50-3:00pm 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.