Fri, Feb 10|
Teaching Assertive Communication to System-Involved Youth to Support Improved Relationship Outcomes
Time & Location
Feb 10, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 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 how to Teach Assertive Communication Techniques for Improved Relationship Outcomes (which are especially designed for supporting disengaged transition age youth) to prepare us to foster alliance and promote young people’s emotional development and wellbeing as well as strengthen their 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.
● Participants will be able to identify at least 2 methods for Teaching Assertive Communication that foster the alliance with system-involved youth.
● Participants will be able to identify at least 2 functions of Assertive Communication that aid in providing relationship building support for system-involved youth.
● Participants will be able to identify and apply at least 2 processes of Coaching Assertive Communication that support system involved youth towards success.
1:00-1:05pm Sign-in and Introduction
1:05-1:45pm Learn the pivotal aspects of Assertiveness Communication that will support system-involved youth to strengthen their own protective factors and help improve their critical relationships.
1:45-2:15pm Learn Creative Engagement Strategies that support the Teaching of Assertiveness Communication that enhance the ability to support system-involved youth towards improved outcomes through fostering their resilience and help them heal from traumatic events.
2:15-2:50pm Explore Processes of Coaching System Involved on Assertiveness Communication while roleplaying with colleagues and how it works to build rapport and redirect the system-involved youth energy towards behavioral change
2:50-3:00pm 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.