Building Strengths with System Involved Youth (1)
Time & Location
About the Event
Matthew Madaus, LCSW
This workshop will expand understanding of strength-based work with system involved youth. Participants will learn the relationship between trauma and strengths and shift their perspective on youth development. The workshop will address strengths as protective factors, as well as strategies to mobilize the youth and their caregivers to identify and build capacity, resources, and passions.
- Participants will expand their definition and understanding of the concept of strengths.
- Participants will understand the dynamic relationship between trauma and strength identification and development.
- Participants will be learn strategies to develop strengths that will improve the health and well being of the youth.
9:00 - 9:10 Introductions, icebreaker
9:10 - 9:45 Overview of the concept of strengths and types of strengths
9:45 - 9:50 Removing professional biases with system-involved youth
9:50 - 10:10 The dynamic relationship between trauma and strengths
10:10 - 10:20 Strengths as protective factors
10:20 - 11:20 Strategies to identify and expand strengths
11:20 - 11:40 Resolving youth and team ambivalence and obstacles to sustaining strengths
11:40 - 11:50 Strengths on steroids
11:50 - 12:00 Q&A, Evaluations
This course meets the qualifications for (3) 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.