Mon, Jul 11|
Supporting Movement through Child Development Stages of System Involved Youth Utilizing Strengths-Based Activities
Time & Location
Jul 11, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
About the Event
In this training, we will explore how to enhance our capacity to support system involved youth by identifying their current childhood development phase and redirecting their energy towards thriving both in their personal relationships and skills mastery. Individualized information gathering, environmental supports, and coaching techniques will be emphasized. A goal is that one day, system involved youth will take on leadership roles in their community and “pay it forward”. These approaches will strengthen the child social and emotional development and wellbeing of system involved youth and foster their resilience to be able to heal from traumatic events that may have inhibited their development.
● Participants will acquire skills on how to support system involved youth by identifying their own energetic qualities that enhance the child social and emotional development and well-being when supporting them to make better choices.
● Participants will learn how to facilitate behavior change with system-involved youth by amplifying the importance of moving young people through their childhood development phases; thereby redirecting the youth’s energy towards personal development that can strengthen one’s own protective factors as a support strategy for helping individuals to change problematic behaviors.
● Participants will learn coaching activities to support system-involved youth which will foster resilience in them and those they support to be able to heal from traumatic events.
1:00-1:05pm Sign In/Introductions
1:05-2:00pm An overview of childhood development phases and how to identify which stage a youth is in so that they can support system involved by meeting them where they are at and enhancing child social and emotional development and well-being.
2:00-2:50pm Explore childhood development completion activities and techniques thatredirect the system-involved youth’s energy towards improving personal relationships in order to strengthening one’s own protective factors.
2:50-3:00pm Wrap Up & Evaluation
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 full time position is the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs Program Manager of Intervention and Prevention for the Behavioral Health Department of the Oakland Unified School District, CA. This program includes managing the prevention and intervention of substance abuse of all tobacco, alcohol, and drugs from Oakland’s 85 public schools, K-12. Robert Dousa has served in this capacity for the Oakland Unified School District since 2005 and prior to that served as a substance abuse counselor in school districts in Alameda County, CA.
This course meets the qualifications for (2) BBS CEUs 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.