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Tue, May 02


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Helping System Involved Youth with Conflict Resolution

Waynette Brock, Melissa Wallace

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Helping System Involved Youth with Conflict Resolution
Helping System Involved Youth with Conflict Resolution

Time & Location

May 02, 2023, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Waynette Brock

Training Description

Conflict is a normal part of children’s lives. Learning to use conflict resolution skills takes practice and modeling from adults. With guidance, children can begin to gradually develop their abilities to resolve conflicts independently. This experiential workshop explores the skills most appropriate for system involved youth to use in conflict resolution and takes a deep dive into how we can model these skills for system involved youth and practice communicating with youth to support learning and conflict resolution skills. This engaging and stimulating training puts the theory of conflict resolution into practice, giving participants an opportunity to explore and understand better their own emotions and try out different ways of building rapport and connecting with foster and/or system involved youth. Participants will leave with knowledge and skills that will make them more effective in supporting the development of conflict resolution skills in system involved regardless of their role.

Learning Objective

Participants will be able to:

· Identify at least 2 strategies for managing and resolving conflict with system involved youth;

· Identify and build at least 4 conflict resolution skills; and

· Explain 6 steps for conflict resolution.


1:30-1:50pm Building a Safe Learning Environment - Group Activity: Different ways of responding to conflict - Exploring Lose/Lose, Lose/Win, Win/Win

1:50-2:20pm Small Group Activity: Skills Required for Effective Conflict Resolution - how do we cultivate those skills in children?

2:20-3:00pm  Paired Activity: Exchange Listening, Group Activity: Guiding Children through the steps of conflict resolution

3:00-3:15pm Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

3:15-4:15pm Small Group Activity: Modeling conflict resolution skills - stressors and tools

4:15-4:30pm Summarize, Debrief, Close

Meet Our Trainer

Waynette Brock has lead peer teams focusing on high risk individuals and underserved populations such as those that are incarcerated, individuals seeking recovery from substance use disorder, and those with life threatening illnesses, as well as anyone who wants to make positive life changes. Waynette lives in Northern California and is the National Trainer for the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery.

Melissa Wallace is a published author and Advanced Level Mental Health Recovery Consultant. Currently responsible for National and International Mental Health Recovery, Community Inclusion & Wellness/Recovery Education programs, certification training, curriculum development, and sourcing of initiatives through implementation. Provides support for all operational aspects of the vendor management process while delivering strategic projects and leadership that provided key business insights for high-priority initiatives.

This course meets the qualifications for (2.75) 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.

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