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Fri, May 24


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Coaching System-Involved Youth (SIY) to Develop Win/Win Attachments for Themselves

Robert Dousa

Coaching System-Involved Youth (SIY) to Develop Win/Win Attachments for Themselves
Coaching System-Involved Youth (SIY) to Develop Win/Win Attachments for Themselves

Time & Location

May 24, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Robert Dousa

Training Description

One of the most significant challenges of supporting system-involved youth (SIY) is helping them authentically represent their core gifts, passions, and strengths when interacting with others at home, school, and work. It can also be challenging to help SIY find, follow, and maintain healthy secure attachments with peers and/or adults that can help them to: be successful in relationships, academics, and career related activities; build networks of support; and avoid using drugs and compulsive behavior to self-medicate. To be successful relationship partners within their own families, peer groups, and professional relationships, SIY need to know how to broker win/win outcomes for their relationship transactions so they can minimize negative outcomes and maximize success in life’s important activities.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

● Identify at least 2 techniques for helping SIY to act authentically;

● Identify at least 2 ways to identify & relate to people through healthy, secure attachments; and

● Identify at least 2 techniques for teaching/coaching SIY to broker win/win relationship outcomes.


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

10:05-10:15am Explore components of fostering the ability to act authentically which empowers inner resilience and success in life’s important activities.

10:15-10:30am Learn how to guide SIY towards acting authentically.

10:30-10:45am Practice & Roleplay with Colleagues: Guiding SIY towards acting authentically.

10:45-11:00am Learn how to support SIY in identifying and relating to persons who are healthy and secure attachments utilizing Situational Leadership 

Teaching/Coaching points.

11:00-11:15am Practice & Roleplay with Colleagues: Teaching/Coaching attaining healthy and secure attachments

11:15-11:30am Learn how to coach SIY in the brokering of win/win relationship outcomes that foster success in life’s important activities.

11:30-11:45am Practice & Roleplay with Colleagues: Teaching/Coaching the development of win/win relationship outcomes.

11:45am-12:00pm Question & Answer + 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 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) 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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