Media, Arts & Creative Expression: Therapeutic Tools for Youth Development & Self Care
Time & Location
About the Event
Jon Gilgoff, LCSW
In this engaging workshop, participants will learn tools that can be used for youth development outcomes and for self-care within a field that can be emotionally taxing. Utilizing digital media-based dialogue, therapeutic writing, drawing as a means of self-exploration, and drama techniques drawn from improv comedy and theater of the oppressed, we will learn to leverage activities for the benefit of youth clients and ourselves. Join us as we enjoy time together inside and outside the training center, gain valuable skills to 'heal the healer' within, and further our ability to empower youth we serve through creative expression.
Participants will explore the value of media, arts and creative expression in working with children and youth Participants will learn techniques based in various media and arts modalities to use towards therapeutic and youth development goals with clients Participants will practice self-care techniques through media and arts modalities to use a form of healthy coping, self-care and rejuvenation
8:45 Sign In
9:00-9:15 Welcome, overview and introductions
9:15-9:30 Opening rituals and team builder
9:30-9:45 Exploring the great value of media, arts and creative expression
9:45-10:30 Practice with media/arts modality, part 1
10:30-10:45 Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
10:45-11:15 Practice with media/arts modality, part 2
11:15-11:45 Practice with media/arts modality, part 3
11:45-12:00 Application of learning, closing and evaluations
Meet Our Trainer
Jon Gilgoff is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty-five years working alongside diverse communities as a provider, trainer, consultant, supervisor and administrator within the fields of counseling. conflict resolution and youth development. He is founder and former Executive Director of the award-winning Oakland-based nonprofit Brothers on the Rise, which continues to empower male youth of color, adult allies and institutions which serve them. Jon is a bilingual Spanish speaker, certified mediator, published writer and recipient of a Jefferson Award for Public Service. He has held fellowships with Progressive Jewish Alliance, LeaderSpring and Lead East Bay. Jon received his B.A. from Tufts and a Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University. He currently trains with A Better Way and Fred Finch Youth Center and previously trained with The Anti-Defamation League, Educators for Social Responsibility and California School-Age Consortium (Cal-SAC). Jon currently works for the Equal Opportunity Department of Santa Clara County, has taught at Holy Names and will teach at UC Berkeley. He has taken classes in improv, theater, poetry and digital storytelling, and effectively integrated these media arts modalities into his work with youth.
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.