Tue, May 16|
The Importance of Setting Boundaries with System Involved Youth and Families
Time & Location
May 16, 2023, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM PDT
About the Event
Setting boundaries is usually seen as a practice to secure one’s time, but boundaries are also essential for the well-being of support provider and the system involved youth and families served. Committing to supporting system-involved youth can sometimes mean attempting to pour from an empty cup. Efforts to pause for wellness may conjure feelings of guilt or shame. This training contains didactic and interactive elements to walk support providers through the process of establishing boundaries to avoid or reduce the risk of vicarious traumatization and compassion fatigue. In addition, modeling boundaries setting teaches this important skill to system-involved youth and families which will help improve their outcomes.
1. Explain how to recognize the onset and/or the pervasive nature of compassion fatigue.
2. Identify at least 2 factors that hinder wellness within efforts to support system-involved youth.
3. Identify at least 2 boundaries that can be set with system-involved youth and families to create space to practice and teach wellness strategies.
12:30-12:45pm Introductions & Grounding
12:45-12:50pm Purpose of training
12:50-1:15pm Your “Why”, “Work”, & “Weakness” when supporting system-involved youth
1:15-1:45pm Lunch Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)
1:45-2:30pm Why you need boundaries when supporting system-involved youth
2:30-3:40pm Crafting your boundaries
3:40-3:50pm Now what?! After you create your boundaries
3:50-4:00pm Wrap-up and Closing
Meet Our Trainer
Akua's work as project manager, program manager, and administrative staff in corporate and non-profit settings, has given her unique insight into the experience of burnout, overwhelm, and exhaustion in professional settings. Her background in inner-self coaching, ministry to marginalized communities, and doctoral work in Traumatology Counseling has informed her training experience for over 10 years. Akua passionately facilitates trainings and coaches her clients because she desires to help people realize life satisfaction through purpose fulfillment.
· Certified Health & Wellness Coach
· Certified Leadership Coach
· Certified Life Coach
· Certified Wellness Recovery Action Planning Advanced Level Facilitator
· Senior Professional Career Coach
· Bachelor of Science, Human Services Management
· Master of Arts, Human Services Counseling
· Master of Arts, Human Development (expected 5/2022)
· Doctor of Philosophy, Human Development w/ concentration in Traumatology Counseling (expected 1/2023)
This course meets the qualifications for (3) 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.