Conflict Resolution Strategies
Time & Location
About the Event
Sonja Lenz-Rashid, PhD, LCSW
This training is to help staff working with foster youth do community-based social work, case management, and residential work. This training will include how to assess for and deal with crises, including de-escalation techniques to use with clients who are experiencing a crisis. When working with youth it is imperative all staff know and understand their responsibility as staff in charge - and how to de-escalate clients when necessary. Powerpoints, ice breakers, case vignettes, examples, small group sharing of scenarios will be used.
- Participants will be able to identify and assess conflictual situations with youth where attendees could use conflict resolution strategies (skill building).
- Participants will apply and practice strategies (via role plays) of de-escalation and conflict resolution (skill building).
- Participants will learn about how trauma, and being involved in the child welfare system, may impact a foster youth's experiences.
10:00-10:15am – Introductions, agenda and ice breaker
10:15-11:00am - Types of crises brainstorm and discussion
11:00-11:30am - Assessment techniques during crisis
11:30am-12:30pm - De-escalation techniques and Verbal First Aid – case vignettes
12:30-1:00pm - Processing post-crisis with clients and staff/supervisors
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.