Mon, May 08|
Helping System Involved Youth become Leaders by Telling Your Own Stories of Overcoming Struggles
Time & Location
May 08, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
About the Event
One of the most significant challenges for those supporting system involved youth who have experienced health disparities is to effectively help them to overcome and transform adversity. One solution is to coach System Involved youth on Leadership Empowerment Practices Born Out of Struggle that are sustainable and lead to improved relationship, life, and career outcomes. In this training, we will explore how to enhance our capacity to support system involved youth by exploring Leadership Empowerment Practices Born Out of Struggle that prepare us to foster young people’s emotional development and wellbeing, as well as strengthen their resilience and ability to heal from traumatic events and build meaningful relationships. 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 Leadership Empowerment approaches that support system-involved youth to lead authentically and inspire others towards success.
● Participants will be able to identify at least 2 transformational Leadership Empowerment Practices that help system-involved youth meet their own emotional needs.
● Participants will be able to identify at least 2 Coaching Points which can be used to support System Involved Youth with utilizing Leadership Empowerment Practices to meet their needs and improve the quality of their personal lives and careers.
10:00-10:05am Sign-in and Introduction
10:05-10:30am Learn how to empower System Involved Youth’s capacity to be leaders by engaging them to identify their “Street Strengths” born out of struggle that foster their social and emotional development and wellbeing.
10:30-11:00am Learn & roleplay transformational Leadership Empowerment Practices like “identifying passions born out of struggle and communicating authentically to others that they lead” that support system involved youth’s capacity to strengthen their resilience and ability to heal from traumatic events and help others lead a meaningful life.
11:00-11:30am Explore how to empower System Involved Youth’s capacity to be leaders by engaging them to “determine and communicate organizational values for sustainable organizational success” that lead to improved relationship, life, and career outcomes.
11:30-11:50 am Explore setting up an “Establishing a Healthy Leadership Culture” while roleplaying with colleagues in support of guiding System Involved Youth to lead a life with meaningful “future organizational building engagement.”
11:50am-12pm 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 (2.0) 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.