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Mon, May 08


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Using Alternative Somatic Practices to Support System Involved Youth Healing from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Injury

Robert Dousa

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Using Alternative Somatic Practices to Support System Involved Youth Healing from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Injury

Time & Location

May 08, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Robert Dousa

Training Description

One of the most significant challenges for those supporting system involved youth who have experienced health disparities is to effectively engage them in managing their energy in the face of being burdened by compulsive Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) responses to trauma triggers. One solution is to coach System Involved youth on Alternative Somatic Healing Practices that are sustainable and lead to improved life, academic, & career outcomes. In this training, we will explore how to enhance our capacity to support system involved youth by exploring Alternative Somatic Healing practices that prepare us to foster young people’s emotional development and wellbeing, strengthen their resilience and ability to heal from traumatic events, and build meaningful relationships. Practicing and sharing the methods outlined in this workshop will allow us to improve the practice of how we empower system-involved youth and families.

Learning Objective

● Participants will be able to identify at least 2 Alternative Somatic Healing approaches that support system-involved youth to apply a proactive thriving skill to overcome trauma triggers.

● Participants will be able to identify at least 2 transformational Alternative Somatic Healing Practices that help system-involved youth meet their own psychological and emotional needs.

● Participants will be able to identify at least 2 Coaching Points to be used in support of System Involved Youth to utilize Alternative Somatic Healing Practices to meet their needs and improve the quality of their personal lives and careers.


1:00-1:05pm  Sign-in and Introduction

1:05-1:30pm  Learn a sampling of Alternative Somatic Healing Practiceswhich can be utilized at school or work that foster greater outcomes for system-involved youth.

1:30-2:00pm  Compare various  Alternative Somatic Healing Practices that originate from the local healing communities which offer deep healing from PTSD injuries that foster emotional development and wellbeing for system-involved youth.

2:00-2:30pm  Learn & roleplay transformational “Alternative Somatic Healing Practices” that those who support system involved youth can use to strengthen system involved youth resilience and ability to heal from traumatic events and lead a meaningful life.

2:30-2:55pm  Explore setting up how to offer Alternative Somatic Healing Practices while roleplaying with colleagues

2:55-3:00pm  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 (2.0) 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.

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