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Tue, Jan 10


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Positive Parenting for Caregivers of System-Involved Youth

Robert Dousa

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Positive Parenting for Caregivers of System-Involved Youth
Positive Parenting for Caregivers of System-Involved Youth

Time & Location

Jan 10, 2023, 2:30 PM – 4:30 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 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 Objective

● 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.


2:30-2:35pm  Sign-in and Introduction

2:35-2:50pm  A sampling of energy management approaches that foster the alliance with system-involved youth and their caregivers.

2:50-3:15pm  Learn transformational Positive Parenting Practices that support caregivers in their relationship with their system-involved children.

3:15-3:45pm  Learn Coaching Points to be used when supporting the caregivers of system-involved youth with Positive Parenting Practicesthat strengthens their protective factors and promotes successful outcomes.

3:45-4:20pm  Explore setting up a coaching plan while roleplaying with colleagues towards supporting caregivers with improving their parenting practice with their system involved children.

4:20-4:30pm  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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