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Fri, Jun 16


Online Event

An Introduction to Trauma-Focused Art-Based Strategies to Support Improved Outcomes for System Involved Youth

Camara Meri Rajabari, LMFT

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An Introduction to Trauma-Focused Art-Based Strategies to Support Improved Outcomes for System Involved Youth

Time & Location

Jun 16, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Camara Meri Rajabari, LMFT

Training Description

This training provides an introduction to core skills of trauma-informed arts-based strategies which can be utilized in a variety of settings to support improved outcomes for system-involved youth. This experiential course will introduce attendees to a variety of multi-modal arts-based strategies that can be used in individual and group settings to enhance sensory integration, organize narrative responses, and enhance expression as a healing response to trauma. This experiential training will introduce attendees to a variety of art-based tools that can be used use with foster youth and/or system-involved youth who have acute, long-term, developmental, or attachment-related traumatic histories.

Supplies needed: paper, writing pen, color pencils, color crayons, color markers, glue stick, scissors

Learning Objectives

● Participants will be able to identify six components of the trauma-informed expressive arts process.

● Participants will learn how to evaluate the art process using observation, incorporating at least 2 of the system involved youth’s choices to improve outcomes.

● Participants will be able to evaluate and determine at least 3 appropriate materials for working with system-involved youth.


10:00-10:20am Arts-Based Introductions/Check-ins

10:20-10:30am Overview of training, materials, resources

10:30-11:10am Core Concepts of Arts-Based Therapy + Arts Experiential

11:10-11:30am Art Mediums and Questions & Answers

11:30-11:50am Arts-Based Check-ins

11:50am-12:20pm Lunch Break (CE Hours will not be offered for this time)

12:20-1:10pm Art & Neuroscience & Arts Experiential

1:10-1:30pm Art Therapy with Children & Families

1:30-2:15pm Art-Based Experiential

2:15-2:30pm Break (CE Hours will not be offered for this time)

2:30-2:50pm Considerations for Working with Trauma

2:50-3:30pm Art-Based Experiential

3:30-4:00pm Wrap up/Question & Answers/Close

Meet Our Trainer

Camara Meri Rajabari (she/her) is an arts-based, somatic, ancestral psychotherapist, professor, and activist living in the unceded lands of the Chochenyo and Ramaytush Ohlone peoples called Oakland, California. Her private practice specializes in anxiety, depression, and intergenerational trauma experienced by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Camara’s approach is person-centered, imaginal, and inclusive. Her work focuses on intergenerational trauma, ancestral resiliency, and the exploration/liberation of consciousness.

This course meets the qualifications for (5.25) BBS CE hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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