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Wed, May 20


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How to use Family Engagement Strategies to Positively Impact Youth Outcomes

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How to use Family Engagement Strategies to Positively Impact Youth Outcomes
How to use Family Engagement Strategies to Positively Impact Youth Outcomes

Time & Location

May 20, 2020, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Online Event

About the Event

Rafael Avendaño 

Training Description

This training aims to support caretakers by offering them strategies and tools to build strong families with the community and environment around them. This class will touch on the importance of family engagement and how it plays a factor to the development of a child. In this training we will cover the importance of time, resources and community. As a caretakers or youth practitioner learn about how youth can achieve greater success with the power of their community. This course offers a framework for youth practitioners of all experience levels to exchange ideas, experiences and resources to further their development on family engagement. 

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will learn about the importance of community involvement and how that assists positive youth outcomes 
  • Participants will learn methods to strengthen active listening 
  • Equip families with tools to enhance and extend learning
  • Participants will take time to learn more about youth development and empathy. 


9:00 - 9:20  Introductions 

9:20 - 9:30  Icebreaker 

9:30 - 10:00  Family Engagement in Schools, Communities and Societies 

10:00 - 10:20  What family engagement programs are in your community that you know of? 

10:15 - 10:45  Get the caregiver, get the kid! 

10:45 - 11:00  Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

11:00 - 11:40  The Power of Community For Greater Youth Success 

11:40 - 11:50  Groupshare

11:50 - 12:00  Evaluation 

Meet Our Trainer

Rafael has over a decade of experience in nonprofit management. He is currently the director of the Siena Youth Center of St. Francis Center a space that specializes in education, art and self-expression, advocacy and health and wellness programs for youth and families. Rafael Joined the St. Francis Center in January of 2012 and was hired to help start the youth and community programs for Siena Youth Center. Prior to his tenure at the center he was the program director of programs at the San Leandro Boys and Girls Club for five years.  Rafael knows firsthand what the impact of not anything having to do after school can mean as youth programs helped him when he was a youth. He brings enthusiasm, charisma, and passion to his work of creating quality sports programs and enrichment programs for youth and adults. Rafael believes that with the support of the community, youth, and local county government working together families can achieve their dreams. 

This course meets the qualifications for (2.75) 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.

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