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Tue, Mar 28


Online Event

Impact of Internalized Racism on System-Involved Youth

Nicole Klasey, Psy.D. and Nancy Acosta

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Impact of Internalized Racism on System-Involved Youth
Impact of Internalized Racism on System-Involved Youth

Time & Location

Mar 28, 2023, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Nicole Klasey, Psy.D. 

Training Description

It’s important for social service providers, foster parents and natural supports to have dialogue about internalized racism since individuals can experience discrimination within their own race. This training will provide an opportunity for participants to learn how internalized racism impacts system-involved youth and their families. Participants will also learn strategies to support youth experiencing internalized racism.

Learning Objectives

· Participants will be able to identify at least one example of internalized racism.

· Participants will be able identify at least one way internalized racism impacts system-involved youth.

· Participants will be able to identify at least one strategy to support system-involved youth who are experiencing internalized racism.


10:00-10:15am Introductions

10:15-11:45am Internalized racism overview

· Definition

· Types of racism

· Examples of internalized racism

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

12:00-1:45pm Colorism, Impact and Strategies to Support Youth

· Colorism definition

· Colorism examples

· Impact of internalized racism

· Strategies to support youth

· Internalized racism at social service organizations and strategies to address it

1:45-2:00pm Closing and Wrap-up

Meet Our Trainers

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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