Fri, May 20|
An Introduction to Trauma-Focused Art-Based Strategies to Support Improved Outcomes for System Involved Youth
Camara Meri Rajabari, LMFT
Time & Location
May 20, 2022, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM PDT
About the Event
Camara Meri Rajabari, LMFT
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
● 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.