Thu, Jun 23|
Supporting System Involved Youth in Navigating Romantic Relationships
Time & Location
Jun 23, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT
About the Event
Ursula Elsa and Salina Mae
Romantic relationships might bring up a variety of responses for system-involved youth, from
excitement to fear and anything in between. Romantic relationships have the potential to evoke
your deepest insecurities, vulnerabilities, and fears. They are also powerful places to grow,
transform, and inspire. Young people often receive messages about romantic relationships from the
media, movies, and the other adults in their lives. Especially for system-involved youth and other
marginalized youth, they may have unhealthy experiences of romantic relationships. In this course
we will explore how to support young people in approaching romantic relationships from a place of
self-love, mindfulness, and empowerment.
● Explore how to frame healthy romantic relationships for system involved youth from a place
of empowerment, mindfulness, and self love
● Engage in mindfulness based expressive arts activities to encourage youth to explore
healthy romantic relationships
● Engage in mindfulness based activities to support system involved youth in discovering
healthy boundaries and consent based conversation
10:00am-10:30am: Welcome. logistics, housekeeping and opening practice
10:30am-11:30am: How do we frame healthy romantic relationships for system involved youth?
11:30am-12:30pm: Exploring healthy boundaries and consent through mindfulness
12:30-1:15pm: LUNCH BREAK (CEUs will not be offered for this time)
1:15pm-2:15pm: Expressive Arts and Reflection on Your needs in relationship
2:15pm-3:45pm: Cultivating bravery and vulnerability in Romantic relationship
3:45pm-4:00pm: Closing takeaways and Evaluations
Meet Our Trainer
Salina Mae (she/her/hers), is a Bay Area born and raised community leader with over 20 years experience
serving California schools both as a K-12 classroom teacher and as a mindfulness coach and consultant. She
specializes in building creative, inspired, and socially awake trainings and curricula that lead to action in the
areas of mindfulness, social justice, and systems change. Salina is a certified yoga teacher, a dedicated
mentor and advocate for LGBTQI+ youth and is currently a Director with The Teaching Well in Oakland, Ca.
Salina Mae brings her whimsy, imagination, and passion for collective liberation to create ritual and rites of
passage that support communities in transforming themselves from the inside out.
This course meets the qualifications for (5.25) BBS CEUs 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.