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Mon, Jul 17


Online Event

Positive Parenting for Caregivers of System-Involved Youth

Robert Dousa

Positive Parenting for Caregivers of System-Involved Youth

Time & Location

Jul 17, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

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 families and help them build constructive, transformational Positive Parenting Practicesthat are sustainable and lead to improved outcomes for system involved youth. In this training, we will explore how to enhance our capacity to support system involved youth by examining Coaching Caregivers in Positive Parenting Practices that prepare us to foster 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.

Learning Objectives

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

● Participants will be able to identify at least 2 transformational Positive Parenting Practices and identify at least 2 Coaching Points which can be used in supporting caregivers in their relationship with their system-involved children.

● Participants will be able to identify at least one way they can support caregivers with improving their parenting practicewith their system-involved children and promoting positive outcomes in life and academics.


10:00am-10:05am Sign-in and Introduction

10:05-10:20am A sampling of energy management approaches that foster the alliance with system-involved youth and their caregivers.

10:20-10:45am Learn transformational Positive Parenting Practices that support caregivers in their relationship with their system-involved children.

10:45-11:15am Learn Coaching Points to be used when supporting the caregivers of system-involved youth with Positive Parenting Practices that strengthens their protective factors and promotes successful outcomes.

11:15-11:50am Explore setting up a coaching plan while roleplaying with colleagues towards supporting caregivers with improving their parenting practice with their system involved children.

11:50am-12:00pm 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 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 (2.0) 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.

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