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Wed, Jun 14


Online Event

Conflict Resolution Skills for System-Involved Youth and Young Adults

Nicole Klasey, Psy.D. , Nancy Acosta

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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

Jun 14, 2023, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Nicole Klasey, Psy.D., Nancy Acosta

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

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

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

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


10:00-10:15am Welcome and Introductions

10:15-11:45am Conflict and Conflict Resolution Overview

· Defining conflict and conflict resolution

· Understanding conflict and conflict resolution through a cultural lens

· Factors that worsen conflict

· Unresolved conflict

11:45am-12:00pm Break (CEs will not be offered for this time)

12:00-1:45pm 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

1:45-2:00pm Q&A and closing

Meet Our Trainer

Nicole Klasey 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.

Nancy Acosta is a bilingual therapist who has 7 years of experience working with trauma at a sexual assault center. She has provided services to children and adults in various settings including outpatient community mental health centers, college counseling centers, crisis centers, and in an integrated behavioral health setting. She has completed training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy as well as Cognitive Processing Therapy. She has experience providing training and supervision to doctoral level graduate students in trauma related topics including crisis intervention, vicarious trauma, and grounding techniques. In addition to developing a training manual for a student training program at a rape and crisis center, she also has experience supervising practicum students and providing support to staff and advocates. Nancy has experience working as a behavioral health consultant with multidisciplinary staff to improve recognition, treatment and management of behavioral problems and conditions.

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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