course »Building Mindfulness Skills to Support System Involved Youth in Navigating Friendships and Romantic Relationships

Date: 3/22/2023, 10:00 am—3:00 pm
County: -Training Offerings
CEUs: 4.25
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Phone: 510-482-2244
Friendships and romantic relationships can bring up a variety of responses for system-involved youth, from excitement to fear and anything in between. New relationships have the potential to evoke one’s deepest insecurities, vulnerabilities, and fears. They are also powerful places to grow, transform, and inspire. Young people often receive messages about friendship and romantic relationships from the media, movies, and the other adults in their lives. Especially for system-involved youth, they may have unhealthy experiences of relationships. In this training we will explore cultivating healthy friendships and romantic relationships for youth, specifically system involved youth, using mindfulness and compassion practices. We will engage in practices to support system involved youth in developing self-acceptance and self love.