Thursday, May 20, 2010

Upcoming Mentor Trainings

Mentor Training: Signs of Alcoholism 
Wednesday, May 26th 
5:30 to 6:30 pm
CADA • 2nd Floor • Conference Room 2
232 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, 93101

Jody Snyder Haynes, Executive Director of Paso Tranquillo, joins us to talk about the Signs of Alcoholism & how it can affect the family and your mentees. Jody has worked in the field of addiction and recovery since 1996. As a licensed psychotherapist she has been a provider for Santa Barbara County Mental Health, Department of Alcohol and Drugs, and Clinical Director for Casa Serena of Santa Barbara. While maintaining a private practice she was the Regional Clinical Director for Aegis Medical Systems of Santa Barbara, teaching relapse prevention skills to dual diagnosed patients.
Alcoholism can lead youth to make unhealthy choices. How do you talk about this issue with your mentee? How can you talk with them about making good decisions when faced with peer pressure? Come and find out and bring your questions to this informational training. To find out more about Jody and Paso Tranquillo, please visit their website: Paso Tranquillo
RSVP no later than Monday, May 24th at 5 PM to either Juliana or Teresa.

Mentor Training: Knowing the Signs of Domestic Violence
Wednesday, June 9th
5:30 to 6:30 pm
CADA • 2nd Floor • Conference Room 2
232 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Join us for a training led by Christy Haynes, Teen Services Coordinator for Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County. Christy has worked and advocated for teens in school and agency settings for the past 20 years, creating and implementing programs focusing on violence prevention, conflict resolution, anger management and personal development. She has worked with teens in junior high and high schools, Juvenile Hall, Probation, Community Counseling and Education Center, as national facilitator for The Joseph Matteucci Foundation, and as executive director of re:solutions. Christy received her Master’s Degree in Psychology in 1999 at Antioch UniversitySanta Barbara, with a special focus in Community Psychology.

Christy will help us learn to identify the signs that could be a potentially dangerous living situation for our mentees and/or their family. She'll also help us know how to talk with a youth who maybe has a history of violence in the home, and how to talk with them about these scary situations.

To learn more about DVS, you can look at their website

RSVP no later than Monday, June 7th at 5 PM to either Juliana or Teresa.

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