Fri, Oct 20|
Youth Development Practices to Engage System Involved Youth as Leaders
Time & Location
Oct 20, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM PDT
About the Event
In this training, we will explore how to enhance our capacity to support system involved youth by identifying their leadership qualities, redirecting their energy towards project development, and coaching them on skills needed to self-advocate towards financial success and leadership roles in their community where others can follow them. This approach will strengthen their social and emotional development and wellbeing, as well as foster their resilience and ability 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 will help change the culture of how we empower system involved youth.
· Participants will identify at least 2 leadership qualities that can enhance system involved youth social and emotional development and well-being.
· Participants will identify at least one strategy for redirecting system-involved youth energy towards project development and strengthening of protective factors.
· Participants will acquire at least one strategy for coaching system-involved youth on the skills they need to self-advocate towards financial success and leadership roles in their community where others can follow which will foster their resilience and ability to heal from traumatic events.
10:30-10:45am Sign In, introductions, ice breaker
10:45-11:00am An overview of how we can support system involved youth by helping them identify their leadership qualities that enhancechild social and emotional development and well-being
11:00-11:15am Explore approaches for talking to system involved youth about identifying their leadership qualities
11:15-11:30am Explore how to redirect the system-involved youth’s energy towards project development that strengthen one’s own protective factors.
11:30-11:45am Explore how to help individuals to change problematic behaviors
11:45am-12:00pm Learn skills to coach system-involved youth to self-advocate towards financial success and leadership roles in their community.
12:00-12:15pm Learn a 4-step coaching method for supporting system-involved youth on the skills they need to foster their resilience and ability to heal from traumatic events.
12:15-12:30pm Questions & Answers, Appreciations
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.