course »Finding and Utilizing Nature in Predominately Urban Settings: An Experiential Guide for Social Work Professionals Working with Youth in Services

Date: 9/16/2016, 9:30 am—3:30 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 6
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: A Better Way, Inc.
Phone: 510-601-0203
When we spend time outdoors, we increase our resiliency, our capacity to resolve problems, our overall well-being and health. We can enhance these benefits by practicing mindful awareness and engaging in creative activity. We can cultivate positive connection to ourselves, to what is around us, and to other beings, including humans. Getting outside expands our understanding and appreciation of our environment.  As we deepen our relationship with the natural world, we care more and take more action to care for the world around us.  This training is an experiential guide for social work professionals, so that they can in turn, teach ways nature can instill resiliency to urban youth in care. You are invited to an outdoor eco art training, where we’ll develop and expand our skills as role models who influence others, particularly urban youth, to respect and care for themselves and the world around them.