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Mon, Dec 04


Online Event

Conflict Resolution Skills for System-Involved Youth and Young Adults

Nicole Kelly, PsyD & Kaitlyn Saulman, PsyD

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Conflict Resolution Skills for System-Involved Youth and Young Adults
Conflict Resolution Skills for System-Involved Youth and Young Adults

Time & Location

Dec 04, 2023, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST

Online Event

About the Event

Nicole Kelly, PsyD & Kaitlyn Saulman, PsyD

Training Description

Many system-involved youth and young adults struggle with aggression, low frustration tolerance, etc. All this can make conflict much more difficult, which is troublesome given that conflict can arise within families, within relationships with friends and romantic partners, at school, at work, etc. This training will provide an overview of why conflict arises, how to understand conflict through a cultural lens, what happens when conflict isn’t resolved, and conflict resolution skills with system-involved youth in relationships, at school and at work.

Learning Objectives

· Participants will be able to describe at least 2 conflict resolution skills.

· Participants will be able to identify at least 1 impact of unresolved conflict in system-involved youth and young adults.

· Participants will be able to identify at least 1 strategy for addressing conflict in relationships experienced by system involved youth.


1:00-1:15pm  Welcome and Introductions

1:15-2:45pm  Conflict and Conflict Resolution Overview

· Defining conflict and conflict resolution

· Understanding conflict and conflict resolution through a cultural lens

· Factors that worsen conflict

· Barriers to conflict resolution

· Unresolved conflict

· Impact of unresolved conflict on relationships

2:45-3:00pm  Break (CEs will not be offered for this time)

3:00-4:45pm  Conflict Resolution in Relationships, At School, and At Work

· Conflict in relationships

· Conflict resolutions strategies in relationships

· Conflict at school

· Conflict resolution strategies at school

· Conflict at work

· Conflict resolution at work

· Vignettes

4:45-5:00pm  Q&A and closing

Meet Our Trainer

Nicole Kelly is a clinical psychologist who has worked with trauma survivors for 14 years. She currently consults with agencies on trauma-informed care, programming for commercially sexually exploited youth, vicarious trauma, and leadership development. Nicole has been training multidisciplinary audiences on trauma-related topics since 2015 and provides guest lectures at local universities on human trafficking.

Kaitlyn Saulman is a licensed clinical psychologist and has worked with youth and young adults from a variety of backgrounds. She currently provides short-term and trauma-informed therapy to young adults and adults struggling with trauma, sexual well-being, depression, anxiety, adjustment to college, interpersonal relationships, and identity development.

This course meets the qualifications for (3.75) 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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