Wed, Mar 13|
How to Coach System Involved Youth to Calmly and Strategically Communicate Their Needs to Others
Time & Location
Mar 13, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT
About the Event
One of the most significant challenges for those supporting system involved youth is to effectively coach them to maintain their own inner security while navigating conflict with those they live, work, play with and with those that have power over them to create win/win outcomes for themselves. In this training, we will explore the coaching of mediation, self-advocacy, and self-regulation techniques and how they can enhance our capacity to effectively support system-involved youth towards successful vital relationships. The aim of this workshop is to foster young people’s sustainable, transformational behaviors that lead to healthy community engagement and improved outcomes, as well as 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.
Participants will be able to:
● Identify at least 2 techniques for coaching mediation skills with youth who are system involved or at high risk for system involvement to mitigate conflict with others.
● Identify at least 2 strategies for coaching self-advocacy with youth who are system involved or at high risk for system involvement to represent their best interests when negotiating for themselves.
● Acquire 2 techniques for coaching self-regulation within efforts to mediate conflict with others which can be used within efforts to support youth who are system involved or at high risk for system involvement.
11:00-11:05am Sign-in and Introduction
11:05-11:15am Explore a sampling of coaching techniques to sustainably support youth who are system involved or at high risk for system involvement
11:15-11:30am Learn how to coach mediation techniques that will mitigate conflict with others for youth who are system involved or at high risk for system involvement
11:30-11:45am Practice in Roleplay with Colleagues coaching mediation techniques
11:45am-12:00pm Learn strategies for coaching self-advocacy which can be used when supporting youth who are system involved or at high risk for system involvement to represent their best interests when negotiating for themselves
12:00-12:15pm Practice in Roleplay with Colleagues coaching of self-advocacy
12:15-12:30pm Learn techniques for coaching self-regulation to be employed while mediating conflict with others
12:30-12:45pm Practice in Roleplay with Colleagues techniques for coaching self-regulation
12:45-1:00pm 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) 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.