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Mon, Jan 23


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Intergenerational & Historical Trauma Recovery for System Involved Youth

Melissa Wallace

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Intergenerational & Historical Trauma Recovery for System Involved Youth
Intergenerational & Historical Trauma Recovery for System Involved Youth

Time & Location

Jan 23, 2023, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM PST

Online Event

About the Event

Waynette Brock and Melissa Wallace

Training Description

Identifying and understanding intergenerational and historical trauma and using trauma informed best practices are key to supporting systems involved youth and their families. Through this training, participants will gain insight into how trauma can be passed down through generations and its effects to system involved youth today. There will also be a module that explores historical trauma for marginalized communities. The workshop concludes with models on trauma informed best practices that can be used when working with those system involved youth who have experienced intergenerational trauma. Through lecture and breakout group discussions, participants will explore their own experiences with these subjects and create action plans to counteract the effect of these experiences to improve the effectiveness of support for system involved youth and families. Continuing to explore intergenerational trauma effects can help those who support system involved youth and families better understand and facilitate healing and improve outcomes with them.

Learning Objective

Participants will be able to:

· Explain intergenerational trauma and at least 3 ways it affects system involved youth;

· Identify at least 3 strategies to cope with values in conflict within efforts to support system involved youth; and

· Identify 3 best practices in trauma informed care and how to apply those strategies when supporting system involved youth and their families.


9:30-9:40am  Welcome, Housekeeping, Agenda Review

9:40-9:50am  Building a Safe Learning Environment


   o Activity: Identifying Intergenerational and Historical Trauma

   o Health Impacts of Trauma

10:20am-12pm  Small Group Activity:

   · Historic Trauma: Identify what intergenerational trauma is and how it affects today's youth

   · Explore historical trauma of marginalized groups

   · How to address it and where to go from here signs and strategies for healing

        o What is resilience and how do we cultivate it?

        o What values do we want to see in our systems that serve system involved youth and families? What values are      

             healing? Are those congruent with current practices?

12:00-1:00pm  LUNCH (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

1:00-2:30pm  Reversal of Trauma: Identify best practices in trauma informed care and how to apply those strategies 

when working with system involved youth and families who are affected by intergenerational trauma

   · Exploring boundaries through healthy relationships

   · Creating well communities: From theory to action plans

2:30-2:45pm BREAK (CE hours will not be offered for this time)

2:45-3:20pm Action Planning for self-care and resilience

   o What strategies work when we encounter values conflicts?

   o Strategies to better interact with and support system involved youth as they learn and experience themselves in   

       today’s world

   o How do we provide services and lead with equality?

3:20-3:30pm Debrief & Close

Meet Our Trainers

Melissa Wallace is a published author and Advanced Level Mental Health Recovery Consultant. Currently responsible for National and International Mental Health Recovery, Community Inclusion & Wellness/Recovery Education programs, certification training, curriculum development, and sourcing of initiatives through implementation. Provides support for all operational aspects of the vendor management process while delivering strategic projects and leadership that provided key business insights for high-priority initiatives.

This course meets the qualifications for (4.75) 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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