Impact of Trauma on Faith with a Focus on Christianity
Time & Location
About the Event
Nicole Klasey, Psy.D.
When system-involved youth experience trauma it can impact not only their emotional, relational and physical health but it can also impact their spiritual health. Youth may find themselves turning away from religion or turning towards it. Given that religion and spirituality are important aspects of many lives, it’s important for social service providers to learn how trauma impacts one’s relationship with God, spiritual practices, and engagement in their spiritual communities.
1. Discuss the impact trauma can have on system-involved youths’ faith
2. Discuss the impact trauma can have on one’s engagement in their spiritual community
3. Identify at least 1 strategy to support system-involved youth whose faith is impacted by trauma
1:45-3:00pm Trauma’s impact on faith
3:00-3:15pm Break (CEUs will not be offered during this time)
3:15-4:15pm Trauma’s impact on faith & strategies to support youth
4:15-4:30pm Closing and evals
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.
This course meets the qualifications for (2.75) BBS CEUs 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.