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Coaching System-Involved Youth to be Their Own Advocate & Make the Most of Relationships with Other Support People

Robert Dousa

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Coaching System-Involved Youth to be Their Own Advocate & Make the Most of Relationships with Other Support People
Coaching System-Involved Youth to be Their Own Advocate & Make the Most of Relationships with Other Support People

Time & Location

Feb 26, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST

Online Event

About the Event

Robert Dousa

Training Description

One of the most significant challenges for those supporting system-involved youth (SIY) with limiting self-beliefs and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) is to effectively support them in making the most out of their relationships with other therapists, coaches, mentors, and supervisors. In this training, we will explore coaching techniques for self-advocacy and how these can enhance our capacity to effectively support system-involved youth with limiting self-beliefs and CPTSD towards positive outcomes. We will learn how to coach SIY utilizing a self-advocacy coaching plan that can prepare us to foster young people’s transformational behaviors that are sustainably lead to healthy community engagement and strengthen their resilience and ability to heal from traumatic events. Practicing and sharing the methods outlined by this workshop will allow us to improve the practice of how we empower system-involved youth and families.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

● Identify at least 2 potential self-empowerment techniques which can be taught to youth who are system-involved, or at high risk of system involvement, to promote healing from limiting self-beliefs;

● Identify at least 2 coaching strategies for youth who are system-involved, or at high risk of system involvement, to promote self-advocacy practices with relationships with other support people;

● Acquire 2 techniques for coaching and facilitating the development & utilization of a self-advocacy coaching plan with youth who are system-involved, or at high risk of system involvement.

Agenda

10:00-10:05am  Sign-in and Introduction

10:05-10:15am  Explore a sampling of self-empowering techniques which can be used to support youth who are system involved, or at high risk of system involvement, towards healing from limiting self-beliefs, resilience, and improved outcomes

10:15-10:30am  Learn how to coach using self-empowering techniques with youth who are system involved, or at high risk of system involvement to support them in healing limiting self-beliefs

10:30-10:45am  Practice in Roleplay with Colleagues the coaching of self-empowering techniques

10:45-11:00am  Learn coaching strategies for supporting self-advocacy practices with youth who are system involved, or at high risk of system involvement within relationships with other therapists, coaches, mentors, and supervisors

11:00-11:15am  Practice in Roleplay with Colleagues coaching strategies for supporting self-advocacy practices with youth who are system involved, or at high risk of system involvement

11:15-11:30am  Learn how to implement a self-advocacy coaching plan to foster young people’s transformational behaviors that lead to healthy community engagement and improved outcomes

11:30-11:45am  Practice in Roleplay with Colleagues implementing a self-advocacy coaching plan

11:45am-12:00pm  Questions & Answers + Wrap Up

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 has retired from the Marin County Office of Education Safe Schools Department and is now providing individual life coaching, intervention coach training, and consulting to those supporting system involved youth. Prior to retirement, he developed the majority of his practice from his work as the Program Manager for the Oakland Unified School District’s Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs Intervention program from 2005 to 2021. Prior to that, he served as a substance abuse counselor in school districts in Alameda County, CA from 2000 to 2005.

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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