Wed, Feb 15|
Simple Mindfulness Practices for System Involved Youth to Support Academic Engagement
Time & Location
Feb 15, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
About the Event
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 Simple Mindfulness Practices (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 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.
● Participants will be able to identify at least 2 Approaches to Mindfulness (Mindset, Body Mechanics) that fosters the alliance between system-involved youth and their key relationships.
● Participants will be able to identify and apply at least 2 best practices of Coaching Mindfulness Techniques that aid in providing support for system-involved youth.
● Participants will be able to identify at least 2 Key Mindfulness Practices they will use with a particular system involved youth in role plays with those who support system involved youth towards success in life and academics.
10:00-10:05am Sign-in and Introduction
10:05-10:40am Learn various Mind and Body Approaches to Mindfulness and how it can aid in providing support for system-involved youth by strengthening their own protective factors
10:40-11:00am Learn best practices of Coaching Mindfulness Techniques that aid in providing support for disengaged system-involved youth towards improved outcomes that foster resilience and help them heal from traumatic events.
11:00-11:50am Explore Creating a Mindfulness Technique Plan while roleplaying with colleagues
11:50-12:00pm 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 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.