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GPAM: Violence Prevention Seminar

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Finley Community Center: Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks

2060 West College Avenue

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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The City of Santa Rosa’s Violence Prevention Partnership (The Partnership) cordially invites you to our Violence Prevention Seminar, “Tipping the Scale: Building Authentic Relationships for Resilient Communities.” This informative seminar opens The Partnership’s 1st Annual Gang Prevention Awareness Month (formerly 9 years of Gang Prevention Awareness Week).

The Partnership is a collaborative effort focused on reducing violence through creating safe & healthy neighborhoods through collective impact, integrated youth development programs & community partnership efforts.

The seminar will start with a 3-hour workshop delivered by Center for Adolescent Studies Executive Director, Sam Himelstein, Ph.D., that will focus on how to develop, build, and maintain authentic relationships with high risk youth that have experienced trauma and incorporate mindfulness strategies in a format that youth can relate to and apply to their lives. These practices have been empirically proven to manage stress and strong emotions, build self-esteem, and have an increase in psychological well-being.

Justice and gang-involved youth may have experienced extensive and complex traumatic life events. This presentation will support our direct service providers not only understand the impact of trauma, but enhance their skills to build authentic, trusting relationships to assist youth gain insight and transform negative behaviors.

After lunch, we will also provide additional breakout sessions in partnership with the Santa Rosa Police Department, Sonoma County District Attorney Office, California Youth Outreach, and additional partners.

More about Sam Himelstein, Ph.D.

Sam Himelstein, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist (PSY25229) specializing in working with adolescents. He’s worked in the Teen Chemical Dependency Program at Kaiser Permanente in Redwood City, CA, the Alameda County Juvenile Detention Center in the maximum security unit as a clinician, and in private practice in Oakland, CA. Dr. Himelstein researches the efficacy of mindfulness-based interventions with marginalized, incarcerated, substance abusing, and underserved adolescent populations, is an author of multiple scholarly journal articles and two books, travels the country speaking at conferences and conducting professional trainings, and is the founder and president of the Center for Adolescent Studies. Dr. Himelstein is passionate about training professionals from multiple disciplines in creating authentic, healing relationships with adolescents that contribute to positive outcomes. A formerly incarcerated youth himself, Dr. Himelstein was privileged to change his life from a path of drugs, violence, crime, and self-destruction to that of healing and transformation. His mission is to help youth thrive by becoming aware of the power of self-awareness and transformation, and train professionals with similar interests.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided by the Sonoma County Probation Department Youth Culinary Program.

*CEU's will be provided upon request

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