Training Facilitated by Jennifer Johnson, LCSW
Many times when working with youth we realize that the challenges and stressors they face are often worsened when there appears to be a communication skill deficit. When communication skills are improved, these same youth are able to communicate with others, allowing themselves to be heard and understood, as well as creating opportunity for enhanced relations. This workshop will introduce general communication skills that can assist youth in healthier ways to manage their various life stressors while strengthening relations.
Jennifer Johnson, LCSW is a mental health therapist. She currently provides clinical trainings and consultation at Stanislaus County Behavioral Health Recovery Services and Stanislaus County Office of Education as well as at a number of school districts and various mental health agencies in California. Jen has taught in the Master of Social Work program at California State University Stanislaus for the last 16 years and for the last 9 years served as the coordinator of PEER Project CSU Stanislaus which creates prevention and education related activities to eliminate the stigma associated with mental health issues and reduce risk of student suicide. She currently hosts a podcast, “Advancing Resiliency in Education” dedicated to answering questions related to mental health and wellness as it pertains to school settings and the general community.