Mon, Aug 28|
Harm Reduction Strategies to Support System Involved Youth to Utilize Redirected Thriving Strategies to Meet Their Needs
Time & Location
Aug 28, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
About the Event
One of the most significant challenges for those supporting system involved youth is to effectively engage them to break free of trauma and avoid using drugs and compulsive behavior to self-medicate. In this training, we will explore energy management and redirection of thought strategies, illicit drug facts, and harm reduction strategies in order to enhance our ability to support system-involved youth or their caregivers toward emotional development, wellbeing, resilience, and an increased ability to heal from traumatic events to 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/or their caregivers.
● Participants will be able to identify at least 2 Inner Energy Management strategies that foster greater outcomes for system-involved youth.
● Participants will be able to identify at least 2 Illicit Drug Use Harm Reduction Strategies that can be used to support system-involved youth towards improved outcomes.
● Participants will be able to identify at least 2 Harm Reduction Strategies that can be used when supporting the system-involved youth to strengthen their resilience and ability to avoid addictive and compulsive behaviors.
10:00-10:10am Sign-in and Introductions
10:10-10:20am Introduction to Inner Energy Management approaches
10:20-10:30am Learn a sampling ofInner Energy Management approaches that lead system-involved youth to emotional well-being.
10:30-10:45am Introduction to Conceptual Illicit Drug(s) Harm Reduction Strategies
10:45-11:00am Learn Illicit Drug Harm Reduction Strategies to be used in efforts to support system-involved youth in avoiding using substances in a harmful way
11:00-11:15am Explore Harm Reduction Strategies for curbing THC Use
11:15-11:30am Roleplay with Harm Reduction Strategies for curbing THC Use that can support system-involved youth emotional development, resilience, and movement towards thriving in life
11:30-11:45am Explore Strengths-Based Coaching Practices to be used to help youth to find motivation to explore healthy coping strategies
11:45am-12pm Questions & Answers, Wrap-up
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 has retired from the Marin County Office of Education Safe Schools Department and is now providing individual life coaching, intervention coach training, and consulting to those supporting system involved youth. Prior to retirement, he developed the majority of his practice from his work as the Program Manager for the Oakland Unified School District’s Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs Intervention program from 2005 to 2021. Prior to that, he served as a substance abuse counselor in school districts in Alameda County, CA from 2000 to 2005.
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.