Building Peer Ed Teams with System Involved Using Youth Development Strategies
Time & Location
About the Event
One of the most significant challenges for therapists, drug prevention educators, conflict resolution managers, and any health education programs that work with System Involved youth is to design a presentation that will be effective in achieving its goal of prevention. Youth, during these times, are more diverse than ever and coincidentally, hold the keys to innovation that are sorely needed to make major improvements to our world health. Peer to peer education or Peer Education/Peer Mentoring is an effective strategy to engage System Involved patients and clients away from the use of substances and process addiction behaviors into constructive, transformational behaviors that are sustainable, and lead to healthy community engagement.
In this workshop we will demonstrate why youth to youth health education works with System Involved youth, how to build an effective youth development program for them, how to manage it to make it work, and how to introduce it to adult partners in order to gain the necessary buy in. Utilizing these methods will empower us to deepen our effectiveness with System Involved youth and their families to support people towards healthier lifestyles.
- Participants will explore the transformative power of youth development peer education with System Involved youth.
- Participants will learn how to identify and recruit System Involved youth leaders for their peer education program
- Participants will learn how to share power with System Involvedyouth and co-design peer education projects
- Participants will learn the nuts and bolts of running an effective youth development peer education program for and with System Involved youth.
- Participants will explore how to gain buy in for their youth development peer education program
12:30pm-12:35pm Sign In
12:35pm-1:00pm An overview of the transformative power of peer education with System Involved youth
1:00pm-2:00pm Explore how to identify, recruit, and prepare System Involved youth leaders for their peer education program
2:00pm-2:45pm Learn how to share power with System Involved youth and co-design youth peer education projects
2:45pm-3:00pm Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
3:00pm-3:45pm Learn the nuts and bolts of running an effective peer education program with System Involved youth
3:45pm-4:15pm. Explore how to gain buy in for their peer education program designed with System Involved youth
415pm-4:30 Wrap Up & Evaluation
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 (3.75) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.