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Strategies for Engaging Youth in Foster Care in Beginning Stages of Group Developmnet Part I

  • Beats Rhymes and Life 450 Santa Clara Ave Oakland, CA, 94610 United States (map)


This training will focus on how to engage youth at the start of their youth development groups and strategies around how to build rapport and engagement effectively. Trainees will learn different strategies for engaging clients and techniques on how to build rapport with new youth. Trainees will discuss how to address barriers with youth by exploring their current strategies. Trainees will examine how to use cultural congruent techniques of hip hop and art based activities to increase engagement.


Trainer: John Gill, MSW - BRL; Beats Rhymes and Life, Inc.

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