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Fri, May 20


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An Introduction to Trauma-Focused Art-Based Strategies to Support Improved Outcomes for System Involved Youth

Camara Meri Rajabari, LMFT

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An Introduction to Trauma-Focused Art-Based Strategies to Support Improved Outcomes for System Involved Youth

Time & Location

May 20, 2022, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Camara Meri Rajabari, LMFT

Training Description

This training provides an introduction to core skills of trauma-informed arts-based strategies which can be utilized in a variety of settings to support improved outcomes for system-involved youth. This experiential course will introduce attendees to a variety of multi-modal arts-based strategies that can be used in individual and group settings to enhance sensory integration, organize narrative responses, and enhance expression as a healing response to trauma. This experiential training will introduce attendees to a variety of art-based tools that can be used use with foster youth and/or system-involved youth who have acute, long-term, developmental, or attachment-related traumatic histories.

Supplies needed: paper, writing pen, color pencils, color crayons, color markers, glue stick, scissors

Learning Objectives

● Develop a foundation for improving outcomes for system-involved youth through mindfulness and creative expression

● Learn how to apply the principles of arts-based strategies with traumatized populations.

● Increase comfort and competence in facilitating arts-based strategies to support system-involved youth.


9:30am-9:50am  Arts-Based Introductions/Check-ins

9:50am-10:00am  Overview of training, materials, resources

10:00am-10:40am  Core Concepts of Arts-Based Therapy + Arts Experiential

10:40am-11:00am  Art Mediums and Questions & Answers

11:00am-11:20pm  Arts-Based Check-ins

11:20pm-11:50pm  Lunch Break (CEUs will not be offered for this time)

11:50pm-12:40pm  Art & Neuroscience & Arts Experiential

12:40pm-1:00pm  Art Therapy with Children & Families

1:00pm-1:45pm  Art-Based Experiential

1:45pm-2:00pm  Break (CEUs will not be offered for this time)

2:00pm-2:20pm  Considerations for Working with Trauma

2:20pm-3:00pm  Art-Based Experiential

3:00pm-3:30pm  Wrap up/Question & Answers/Close

Meet Our Trainer

Camara Meri Rajabari (she/her) is an arts-based, somatic, ancestral psychotherapist, professor, and activist living in the unceded lands of the Chochenyo and Ramaytush Ohlone peoples called Oakland, California. Her private practice specializes in anxiety, depression, and intergenerational trauma experienced by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Camara’s approach is person-centered, imaginal, and inclusive. Her work focuses on intergenerational trauma, ancestral resiliency, and the exploration/liberation of consciousness.

This course meets the qualifications for (5.25) 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.

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