Practicing Presence Across Generations

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Check In Time: 
9:45 a.m.

Developing social presence, or the feeling of "being there," is an important part of authentically engaging with youth. This is especially true as we work to interact effectively across mediums and generational gaps. This timely workshop will help participants examine the concept of social presence in youth work and how to effectively communicate immediacy and authenticity even when you cannot be in person. Participants will take away strategies they can use to build meaningful partnerships with youth and affirm their identities, goals, and autonomy.


Natalie Bergstrasser, MSW, Consultant and Trainer of Innovative Social Work Practice

Natalie Bergstrasser is a social worker and Oklahoma native who is passionate about investing in the lives of youth and families who have experienced trauma. She has partnered with youth and social work organizations at the local, national, and international level. Natalie is a proud alumna of the University of Central Oklahoma and University of Oklahoma. She loves to travel, take naps, and is a self-proclaimed "foodie."

After you register, we will contact you via email with the Zoom link and password to the event.

This session will be interactive. We recommend participants have a high-speed Internet connection and a computer with both audio and video capabilities.

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