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Thu, Jan 12


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Incorporating Coaching into Your Efforts to Support System Involved Youth

Robert Dousa

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Incorporating Coaching into Your Efforts to Support System Involved Youth
Incorporating Coaching into Your Efforts to Support System Involved Youth

Time & Location

Jan 12, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST

Online Event

About the Event

Robert Dousa

Training Description

One of the most significant challenges for those supporting system involved youth is to effectively engage system involved youth and help them build constructive, transformational behaviors that are sustainable and lead to healthy community engagement and improved outcomes. In this training, we will explore how to enhance our capacity to support system involved youth by examining how the Incorporation of Coaching Techniques(which are especially designed for supporting disengaged transition age youth) can prepare us to foster alliance and promote young people’s emotional development and wellbeing as well as 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.

Learning Objective

● Participants will be able to identify at least 1 energy management approach that fosters the alliance with system-involved youth.

● Participants will be able to identify and at least 2 functions of Life Skills Coaching that aid in providing support for system-involved youth.

● Participants will be able to identify and apply at least 2 styles of coaching that support system involved youth towards success in life and academics.


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

1:15-1:40pm  Learn the function of Life Skills Coaching and how it can aid in providing support for system-involved youth by strengthening their own protective factors

1:40-2:20pm  Learn Life Skills Coaching Strategies that enhance the ability to support disengaged system-involved youth towards improved outcomes that foster resilience and help them heal from traumatic events.

2:20-2:50pm  Explore Life Coaching Assessment Strategies and Coaching Technique Application through roleplay

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.

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