Human Services Network of Colorado

From IF to HOW - Overcoming Resistance in Young People

  • 10/06/2021
  • 10/13/2021
  • 2 sessions
  • 10/06/2021, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (MDT)
  • 10/13/2021, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (MDT)
  • Zoom Webinar
  • 36



We are often challenged in our work with youth and other participants because of inertia (or lack of it), individuation, brain development, hormone surges, developmental history & more. We must ensure that all participants have the knowledge and support needed to experiment, explore and discover. Adolescents are a force for good in our communities and society now, and as they transition into adulthood. This workshop builds on these beliefs with ideas on how to maximize opportunities with youth and other participants to help guide them from “I can’t” or “I won’t” closer or to “I can” or “I will”. We’ll provide opportunities to contemplate your own participant scenario and plan your approaches.

Learning Objectives:

  • After completing this workshop, attendants will be able to:
  • Conceptualize a continuum from “I can’t” or “I won’t” to “I can” or “I will” for a participant scenario (quote).
  • Apply concepts &/or approaches to a participant scenario (quote).
  • Plan how to apply concepts &/or approaches in day-to-day work with participant.

Presenter: Melinda Marasch, LCSW
Aspire Training & Consulting
It is my honor to do exciting work with the amazing, compassionate people in the nonprofit world! It has been my life’s passion to help others, first as a psycho-therapist and now as a consultant. I specialize in clinical supervision in the form of training (in-person and online), as well as individual and group sessions. We serve licensed and unlicensed individuals, as well as programs and organizations. I have expertise in many areas, including HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, mental illnesses and much more. I also provide coaching to clients who are motivated to maximize their assets. 
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