Thu, Apr 06|
Supporting Caregivers of System Involved Youth Using Positive Parenting Practices
Time & Location
Apr 06, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
About the Event
One of the most significant challenges for those supporting system involved youth is to effectively engage youth and families and help them build constructive and transformational practices that are sustainable and lead to healthy behaviors, community engagement and improved outcomes for system involved youth. In this training, participants will learn how to enhance our capacity to support the caregivers of system involved youth by exploring how to use Positive Parenting techniques to redirect their energy towards theirs and their children’s emotional development and wellbeing, as well as foster their resilience to be able to heal from traumatic events. Practicing and sharing the methods outlined by this workshop will allow us to deepen our effectiveness with system-involved youth and their families while supporting them towards healthier lifestyles and improved outcomes.
● Participants will be able to identify at least 2 strategies that foster the engagement and alliance with caregivers and their children who are system-involved youth.
● Participants will be able to Explain the philosophy of Positive Parenting Coaching
● Participants will be able to apply 2 Positive Parenting Practices to support the caregivers of system-involved youth.
2:00-2:05pm Sign-in and Introduction
2:05-2:30pm Learn strategies that foster the engagement and alliance with caregivers and their children who are system-involved youth.
2:30-2:55pm Explore the philosophy of Positive Parenting Coaching and how it works to redirect the system-involved youth and their caregivers’ energy towards behavioral change that strengthens protective factors as a support strategy.
2:55-3:20pm Learn Positive Parenting Coaching practices to support the caregivers of system-involved youth towards improved outcomes for their children.
3:20-3:50pm Developing “Positive Parenting Coaching plans” for the caregivers of system involved youth through roleplays
3:50-4:00pm 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.