WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PT
Session 4 of 5 in the "Aging Out or Growing Together?" Series (view series page for full details)
Aging Out or Growing Together?
Flipping the Youth Services Paradigm to Better Support Young Adulthood
May 31, 2023: Navigating Barriers to Service and Client/Participant Resistance in Case-Management
This five-part learning series is an open forum and discussion group for agencies and individuals that serve transition-aged youth and young adults. We will examine how our collective organizational values, implementation strategies, program design, and goals might expand to support the evolving, holistic needs of this age group.
Join us for a panel discussion session on November 30th as we kick off this series that will bring together a diverse mix of youth-serving organizations to learn from each other's work and uplift the complex and comprehensive needs of transition aged youth.
We will explore the creative ways youth-serving organizations are adjusting to best support them. Beyond exploring barriers to meaningful engagement and service provision, this generative space will also unpack culturally and developmentally appropriate models that support young adults in attaining wellness and self-actualization through guided conversation and promising-practice spotlights.
Series Learning Objectives
- Consider the unique experiences and developmental needs of transition-aged youth
- Build an understanding of brain science and culturally sustaining practices that strengthens service provision for transition-aged youth
- Expand organizational capacity to address priority topics, including but not limited to meaningful program engagement, teaming, healthy boundary setting, and accountability
Audience: All community-based organizations and institutions that support the mental health and wellness of transition-aged youth.
Series Sequence: from 10:00-11:30 a.m. PT on the last Wednesday of every other month
We welcome you to join in listening, learning and dialogue for this session, starting with a presentation panel of representatives with three youth serving organizations and hear from all voices in the space.
Falilah “Aisha” Bilal has worked joyously for over 30 years creating innovative, relevant evidence based strategies to transform, empower and develop individuals, systems, organizations and contemporary thought.
Ms. Bilal’s work is centered in healing practices, empowering youth and families, and self-discovery. Ms. Bilal specializes in the field of youth development, healing informed organizational development, and strategic fundraising consultation.
Currently Ms. Bilal directs her own consulting company where she provides trainings, curriculum development, healing experiences, coaching, and executive leadership to local and national agencies, companies and programs. Previously, Ms. Bilal served as a Senior Trainer with the National Black Women’s Justice Institute and a Radical Healer with Flourish Agenda. She served as the Executive Director for M.I.S.S.S.E.Y. raising over 2 million dollars in funds to support sexually exploited children and young adults. She has worked for numerous Bay Area agencies including World Trust, Alameda County Sheriff’s Department, Oakland Bay Area CARES Mentoring Movement, GirlSource, Office of Family, Children and Youth, City of Oakland, and the Young Women’s Freedom Center.
Ms. Bilal holds a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and a B.A. in Theater Arts and Child Psychology from San Francisco State University.
Jaleel Abdul-Adil, Ph.D.
Dr. Abdul-Adil is a part-time Professor of Clinical Psychology who specializes in evidence-based, culturally-sensitive, and media-oriented programs for the prevention and intervention of child trauma, community violence, conduct problems, and secondary traumatic stress with low-income urban youth and families. Dr. Abdul-Adil teaches courses on life span, social bases of behavior, foundations in research and clinical practice, and youth intervention with Rap music and Hip-Hop culture.
Dr. Abdul-Adil is also a full-time Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the Co-Director of the Urban Youth Trauma Center at UIC which is part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Dr. Abdul-Adil trains community-based providers on using evidence-based practices for community-based and family-focused programs that address trauma and disruptive behavior disorders (including gang violence) for youth.
In addition, Dr. Abdul-Adil is the founder of Young Warriors/Hip-Hop H.E.A.L.S.! (Helping Everyone Achieve Liberation and Success), a trauma-informed prevention and intervention paradigm that uses modern Rap music and Hip-Hop culture to promote critical thinking, prosocial skills, and trauma-informed services for urban adolescents.
Magali Rivera-Davis is a NUYORICAN, born and raised in the South Bronx. She currently serves as a bilingual, intensive reentry case manager for Transitional Age Youth (TAY) in San Francisco California both in and out of custody. She works to create alternative sentences by collaborating with Judges, Public Defenders and the District Attorney’s office to do what is best for the client.
Magali comes to the table committed to assisting communities in developing healthier, positive life choice and is highly motivated to advocate and empower individuals to lead fulfilling lives despite challenging circumstances. She believes that sisterhood has no expiration date, that to know better is to do better, in sharing her world and in doing her part to uncover the magic of those that may not understand the magic they hold.
My two secrets that get ME through any obstacles: Stay In Your Power Gracefully and Please Don't Forget To Laugh!
Oriana Ides, MA, APCC, PPS
Oriana Ides is a School Mental Health Training Specialist at CARS (the Center for Applied Research Solutions) and approaches healing the wounds of trauma and oppression as core elements of social justice. She has worked with young people across the life course from elementary school to college, and has served as teacher-leader, school counselor, classroom educator and program director. She is committed to generating equity within school structures and policies by focusing on evidence-based mental health techniques and institutional design.
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