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Empowering System Involved Youth through Cultural Awareness & Trauma-Informed Approaches - A Comprehensive Training

Dr. C. AkuaRose Feathers

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Empowering System Involved Youth through Cultural Awareness & Trauma-Informed Approaches - A Comprehensive Training
Empowering System Involved Youth through Cultural Awareness & Trauma-Informed Approaches - A Comprehensive Training

Time & Location

Feb 13, 2024, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM PST

Online Event

About the Event

Dr. C. AkuaRose Feathers

Training Description

This comprehensive training aims to equip therapists, social workers, and foster care parents with the knowledge and skills necessary to empower system-involved youth through cultural awareness and trauma-informed approaches. Participants will gain a deep understanding of trauma's impact on system involved youth and learn how to provide culturally sensitive, evidence-based care to support their resilience and well-being.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

· Identify at least 2 signs of trauma in system-involved youth;

· Acquire and apply at least 3 culturally competent communication skills;

· Identify and explain at least two trauma-informed strategies for supporting improved outcomes with system involved youth.

Agenda

10:00-10:30am  Introduction, training overview, training goals

10:30-11:30am  Trauma and marginalized foster care & system-involved youth

   · Marginalized people? Who let that happen? Exploring what it means to be marginalized

   · Defining Trauma

   · What Trauma looks like for marginalized groups

   · How trauma impacts marginalized foster care & system-involved youth

11:30-11:45am  Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

11:45am-1:00pm  Culture Conversations

   · Differentiating:

     o Cultural competence

     o Cultural awareness

     o Cultural responsivity

   · The Importance of Cultural Awareness in Child Welfare

   · Recognizing Cultural Biases

   · Discussion: Strategies for Developing Cultural Responsivity

1:00-2:00pm  Lunch Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

2:00-3:30pm

   · Cultural Trauma and Historical Trauma

   · Recognizing Cultural Factors in Trauma

   · Resiliency

   · Resistance

   · Empowerment

   · Discussion: Meeting/Supporting system involved youth from where they are

3:30-3:45pm  Break (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

3:45-5:00pm Empowering Marginalized Foster Care & System-Involved Youth

   · Factors that enhance youth empowerment

   · Strengths-based, trauma-Informed approaches to empowering youth

   · Discussion: Practical Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Informed Environment

     o Start with Y.O.U.

     o Then to Y.O.U.T..H

   · Recap of Key Concepts

Meet Our Trainer

Dr. Akua is an Empowerment speaker, coach, training facilitator, and life strategist who believes we each possess the ability to craft a life of wellness so we can show up healthily and as our authentic selves. She holds a Ph.D. in Human Development with a focus on Traumatology Counseling, two Masters degrees, and a host of coaching certifications. She is passionate about helping people who want to achieve their goals.

This course meets the qualifications for (5.5) 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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