Mon, Aug 23 | Online Event

Youth Development Practices to Engage System Involved Youth as Leaders

Robert Dousa
Youth Development Practices to Engage System Involved Youth as Leaders

Time & Location

Aug 23, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Online Event

About the Event

Robert Dousa

Training Description

One of the most significant challenges for those supporting system involved youth is to effectively engage youth and families and help them build constructive, transformational behaviors that are sustainable and lead to healthy community engagement and improved outcomes for system involved youth.

We will explore how to enhance our capacity to support system involved youth by identifying their leadership qualities, redirecting their energy towards project development, and coaching them on skills needed to self-advocate towards financial success and leadership roles in their community where others can follow them. This approach will strengthen their child social and emotional development and wellbeing, foster their resilience to be able to heal from traumatic events.

Practicing and sharing the methods outlined by this workshop will allow us to deepen our effectiveness with system-involved youth and their families while supporting them towards healthier lifestyles and will help change the culture of how we empower system involved youth..

Learning Objective

  • Participants will explore how to support system involved youth by identifying their leadership qualities that enhancechild social and emotional development and well-being to maintain the optimum mindset when supporting system involved youth and families to better choices.
  • Participants will learn how to redirect the system-involved youth’s energy towards project development that strengthen one’s own protective factors as a therapeutic support strategy for helping individuals to change problematic behaviors.
  • Participants will learn how to coach system-involved youth on the skills they need to self-advocate towards financial success and leadership roles in their community where others can follow which will foster their resilience to be able to heal from traumatic events.

Agenda 

9:00am-9:05am Sign In

9:05am-10:00am An overview of how to support system involved youth by identifying their leadership qualities that enhance child social and emotional development and well-being to maintain the optimum mindset when supporting system involved youth and families to better choices.

10:00am-10:50am Explore how to redirect the system-involved youth’s energy towards project development that strengthen one’s own protective factors as a therapeutic support strategy for helping individuals to change problematic behaviors.

10:50am-11:05 Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

11:05am-11:45am Learn how to coach system-involved youth on the skills they need to self-advocate towards financial success and leadership roles in their community where others can follow them which will foster their resilience to be able to heal from traumatic events.

11:45am-12:00pm 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 (2.75) 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.

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